Murkowski introduces bill to study ocean acidification

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 21:51
Warm water changes Ph of oceans, spurring crab dieoff and hurting salmon prey

Global warming is causing ocean water to become less like baking soda and more like milk, chemically speaking.

Girl scout troop gathers 129 blankets to donate to homeless

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 21:36

The members of Girl Scout Troop 254 stepped up their Christmas giving this year with a donation of 129 blankets for those in need.

Governor’s budget includes paying off tax credits, payroll tax

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 22:45

Gov. Bill Walker is asking the Alaska Legislature to again consider new taxes to help support state spending in Fiscal Year 2019.

Alaska State Troopers to offer free academy in 2018

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 22:44

If you’ve ever wanted to see the law through the eyes of a State Trooper, now’s your chance. The Alaska State Troopers Soldotna Post will launch its fifth Citizen Academy this January. The weekly course, which begins Jan. 18 and ends April 5, aims to provide accurate information about law enforcement, prompt discussion and engage the community more actively in public safety issues, Lt. Dane Gilmore, deputy commander with the State of Alaska Department of Public Safety, Alaska State Troopers, said.

Caroling in Ninilchik

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 22:43

The Ninilchik Senior Center was full of holiday cheer on Tuesday afternoon thanks to a group of students from Ninilchik School, with some help from the snow falling outside and the garland strung throughout the center.

State, feds to determine next steps after turbidity report

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 11:56

The state must now address the fact that excessive motor boat traffic in July has made a section of the lower Kenai River too muddy.

Panel opens up conversation on salmon habitat policy reform

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 10:21

The debate over whether the state’s salmon habitat permitting laws are enough has a lot of grey areas, both for those for and against.

Moose Pass accident sends 2 to hospital

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 18:42

Moose Pass accident sends 2 to hospital

Soldotna to tackle annexation in the new year

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 18:35

Soldotna City Council has reached the end of the annexation process laid out by city administration more than two years ago and plan to make a decision on the heated topic at the start of the new year.

DEC responds to truck crash on Anchor River

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 18:47

The driver of a truck that rolled over on the Nikolaevsk Road last Monday failed to report the crash and a possible fuel spill to Alaska State Troopers and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. According to DEC, a citizen reported the crash to DEC about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5. Troopers also reported a spill to DEC about the same time. Troopers received no reports of injuries, said Tim Despain, a trooper spokesperson. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, Despain wrote in an email.