Park users, commercial fishermen clash over Tutka Bay net pens

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:45

HOMER — The debate over whether a Cook Inlet hatchery operator can move some net pens out into a Homer-area bay is tangled up with the future of the tourism industry and commercial fishing in Lower Cook Inlet.

What others say: Out of circulation

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 09:57

Alaskans removed 2.1 tons of prescription drugs from circulation during the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Op-ed: The White House has a management problem

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 09:56

Mind you, I’m not anti-management. Some good leaders maintain thriving companies by inspiring a passion for a job well done in an atmosphere of confidence. Collaboration is their organizational approach, where praise co-exists with constructive criticism. The employees operate with a well-defined sense of mission, because it has been clearly communicated from the top every step of the way.

Project SEARCH awards five diplomas to graduates

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 21:45

On Monday night, a group of five interns from across the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District were celebrated with a graduation ceremony for their work with Project SEARCH , a program that seeks to give developmentally disabled students job experience and training.

Wasilla Republican asks Alaska Legislature to criminalize abortion

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 21:51
Rep. David Eastman would deem abortion as murder

Wasilla Republican David Eastman has proposed a measure making abortion illegal in the state of Alaska.

Pioneer Potluck: More memories of Mom

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 21:45

1937-1999, Northern Colorado

Birding festival takes flight May 18

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 19:32

Grab your binoculars, the annual Kenai Peninsula Birding Festival starts Thursday, May 18 and runs through Sunday, May 21 with different birding hot spots and events throughout Soldotna, Kenai, Kasilof and Sterling.

Photo: Raking the lake

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 09:06

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge intern Kyra Clark rakes masses of the invasive waterweed elodea from the Soldotna-area Sport Lake on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Behind her, staff from the Refuge, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, and the Kenai Watershed Forum prepare to launch the two boats that will target elodea with the herbicides diquat and fluridone. Following Tuesday's herbicide discharge into Sport Lake, Refuge biologist John Morton said there's a three-day safety restriction on drinking the lake water, but none on swimming or fishing. He also cautioned against sprinkling the herbicide-treated water on lawns or gardens. A second round of diquat and fluridone will be put into Sport Lake in September, Morton said, to contnue killing elodea through the winter. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)  

Op-ed: Mr. President, please stop the insults

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:54

During an interview last June in his New York office, I asked Donald Trump about his use of language that many considered insulting and divisive. “Will there be a pivot for you from the primaries to the general election campaign?”

What others say: Arctic Council sets climate marker

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:53

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered reasoned and reflective words to his circumpolar counterparts on the subject of global climate change this week in his opening remarks at the Arctic Council gathering in Fairbanks.