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After a slow start and declining return projections, the Kenai River king salmon fishery will move to catch-and-release fishing beginning Saturday through the season’s July 31 ending. For the first time in Alaska’s history, the catch-and-release fishery will be accompanied by a restriction to ba...

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:25pm

The fight against the Pebble Partnership and its plans to mine precious metals around and under the salmon rivers above Bristol Bay included Hula Hoops, all-night jam sessions and ironically named treats - all centered on the fairgrounds at Ninilchik.

Sat, 08/03/2013 - 9:20pm

A scenario that area management biologists were hoping to avoid is playing out between the Kenai king and Kasilof sockeye salmon fisheries this week as strong sockeye salmon runs continue to push their way into the Cook Inlet while weak king salmon runs will likely force further restrictions on fish...

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:31pm

With thousands of dipnetters on the water in anticipation of the peak sockeye salmon runs on the Kenai River, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers have increased their presence in the area for the rest of the month.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:31pm

Several pets died in a house fire in Sterling Wednesday morning. Central Emergency Services responded to a residential fire at 10:35 a.m. on Barbara Street off Mile 82 of the Sterling Highway.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:31pm

WASHINGTON - A retired Coast Guard admiral was named Wednesday as the first U.S. special representative for Arctic issues, overseeing American policy in the icy region that is becoming a global focus for economic opportunities and security concerns.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:30pm

KODIAK (AP) - The Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak is preparing for its 17th annual community archaeology dig, where nonprofessionals can participate in real research at an actual excavation site. The dig is set to begin Monday and continue until Aug.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:30pm

LOS ANGELES - Even though Rupert Murdoch's $76 billion bid for rival media giant Time Warner Inc. has been rejected, that doesn't mean how you watch TV shows and movies will stop changing any time soon.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:37pm

The classrooms and hallways of Soldotna High School were dark, lit only by the occasional emergency light and the jagged, shaky beams emitting from Community Emergency Response Team trainee headlamps as teams moved quickly through the building, searching classrooms for victims of a simulated earthqu...

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 9:48pm

Kenai Watershed Forum officials said Beaver Loop Road is expected to be open to two-lane traffic July 26, six weeks after the original target date for the culvert replacement project.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:50pm


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