2017 sockeye forecast weak for Cook Inlet

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 21:25

Upper Cook Inlet’s commercial salmon fishermen are predicted to have another slow season, if the forecast proves accurate.

Alaska continues to warm at twice global rate

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:27

The world is warming, but Alaska is warming faster, according to Jeremy Littell, lead research scientist at the Alaska Climate Science Center.

State sees progress in opioid fight

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 14:22

Recent data regarding Alaska’s opioid epidemic show that efforts to curb prescription abuse are starting to work, while work to slow the problem’s growth continues.

Brown Bears’ Lipe named to Midwest Division All-Rookie Team

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 00:26

Chris Lipe of the Kenai River Brown Bears was named to the North American Hockey League Midwest Division All-Rookie Team on Monday.

Kenai-based airship may arrive in 2019

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 22:45

Possibilities that a new airship design may bring to Kenai include a $10 million hangar, science educational activities, local jobs and a chance to fly liquefied natural gas to remote Alaska.

Tsalteshi applies to expand trail system

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 22:45

More trails may be coming soon to the Tsalteshi Trails system.

Pennies for Pets a success

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 22:45

Thanks to a group of fifth-graders at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School and their fundraiser, Pennies for Pets, the Soldotna Animal Shelter received more than $500 to put toward emergency medical services for animals.

Voices of Alaska: The coming legislative snowstorm

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:26

Today I’d like to share with you the Senate’s vision for Alaska’s next steps forward into the 21st century. We now face a harsh economic reality where world energy sources are cheaper and more diverse than ever before. Oil prices are low, and may stay that way.

Op-Ed: Putrid pundit projections

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:25

Do you recall Cliff Clavin, the know-it-all postman character in the very popular TV show “Cheers”? (For those too young to remember, it was on for about a decade in the ’80s and ’90s. But I guess anyone too young to know that probably wouldn’t be reading this column.) Cliff Clavin was a fount of useless information. Anytime he’d say, “It’s a little-known fact,” the others would run out of the room.

Time to use caution when burning

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:24

Earlier this week, the Clarion reported that wildland fire officials are expecting to see normal fire activity through April and May, as compared with the early start to wildfire season that agencies were preparing for at this time last year.