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As the North Pacific Fishery Management Council meets this week in Anchorage to discuss halibut and other fish management measures, newly released preliminary halibut catch limit recommendations by International Pacific Halibut Commission staff alarmed the halibut fishing industry in Homer. "What I ...

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 5:45pm

Corporate personhood, the deregulation of Wall Street and the widening gap between American social classes. Occupy Kenai & Soldotna is worried about many things; a common thread among its members.  The group has a lot of concerned people, said Joe Skrha, Kenai attorney.  Local Occupy m...

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 5:39pm


Thu, 12/08/2011 - 10:23pm

Marilyn Crockett, a slip of a girl fresh out of high school, met Bill Hopkins, then executive director of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association, for a job interview. Marilyn could type very well, was very proficient at shorthand (a now lost art) and the job was for a receptionist/typist. It was 41 year...

Thu, 12/08/2011 - 9:38pm

FAIRBANKS (AP) — It’s bright orange, can turn on a dime, and it whizzes up and down the sidewalks of Fairbanks at a brisk pace. Steve Carter, the self-titled “snow ninja” who drives the city’s latest addition to its snow removal fleet, said that passersby often point and stare at the big m...

Thu, 12/08/2011 - 9:35pm

JUNEAU — The commander of Air Station Sitka testified Thursday he was prepared to recommend that allegations against the co-pilot in a fatal helicopter crash be dropped, but those plans were trumped by the new Coast Guard admiral in Alaska. Cmdr. William Cameron testified Thursday in a hearing to ...

Thu, 12/08/2011 - 9:34pm

Kenai’s city council approved an ordinance Wednesday night that changes the recruitment and appointment process for Planning and Zoning commissioners. Now, when the mayor is ready to nominate someone to fill a vacancy on that commission, the applications of all who are interested will be placed in...

Thu, 12/08/2011 - 9:30pm

A new source of natural gas should hit the market before the new year. Production from Buccaneer Energy’s first Kenai Loop well is scheduled to begin in less than three weeks. Initially, Buccaneer will be selling its gas to Enstar.  Kenai Loop is an onshore development near WalMart.  “...

Thu, 12/08/2011 - 9:23pm

A robin sits recently in a tree in front of the Kenai Senior Center. Other robins headed south long ago, but this one apparently decided to stick it out here....

Thu, 12/08/2011 - 9:51am

According to proponents, a natural gas pipeline from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez isn't meant to supersede Cook Inlet development. In fact, such a pipeline could enhance liquified natural gas exports from Nikiski, Bill Walker said Wednesday at a joint Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce luncheon. "Cong...

Thu, 12/08/2011 - 9:43am


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