Bill seeks to authorize community seed-sharing for agriculturalists

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 22:14

A bill before the Alaska House of Representatives seeks to vindicate gardeners and farmers across the state by allowing local gardening communities to share seeds.

Snow River dam project scrapped

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 14:05

Four weeks after federal regulators gave Chugach Electric Association a three-year permit to investigate the feasibility of putting a hydroelectric dam on the eastern Kenai Peninsula’s Snow River, the directors of the Anchorage-based utility decided to cancel the project.

Bill would authorize individuals to get fish enhancement permits

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 22:14

Individual Alaskans, private companies and nonprofits could jump into the world of incubating and releasing salmon under a bill being discussed in the Legislature.

Troopers seek Anchorage man who fled in Sterling

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:49

Alaska State Troopers are looking for an Anchorage man on the run in Sterling.

Voices of Alaska: Reducing the impact of invasive elodea on fisheries

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:00

Invasive plants and animals are gaining a foothold in Alaska. They are slowly but relentlessly changing our environment and economy — changes that most people are unlikely to notice, because they occur over long periods. In other parts of the world, invasive species have already damaged the environment, harmed human health, and caused significant economic losses. Alaska, by contrast, had relatively few biological invaders for most of the twentieth century. But things have changed. Alaska now has many biological invasions in their initial stages. The most threatening invader right now is elodea, a freshwater aquatic plant.

Nikiski family welcomes reindeer calf

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:51

One Nikiski farm just got a whole lot cuter.

Governor’s bill would cut CFEC commissioners’ pay

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 20:46

Gov. Bill Walker has introduced a bill to trim the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission.

CIRCAC, state to evaluate old pipelines in Cook Inlet

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 20:43

After a turbulent spring with multiple oil and gas infrastructure failures in Cook Inlet, a citizen’s advisory group and the state agency tasked with environmental protection are planning to take a look at all the aging underwater pipelines in the inlet.

KPBSD holds back on open positions

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 20:28

On the surface, it looks like the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District isn’t hiring, but uncertainty surrounding next year’s budget has the district posting positions with caution.

What others say: A fine ship

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:17

Congratulations to the U.S. Coast Guard on the commissioning of its new fast response cutter, the John McCormick, on a beautiful Wednesday morning at Coast Guard Base Ketchikan.