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DNR hears arguments for Chuitna water rights

A small creek is causing big trouble for Chuitna mine developers and the Alaska Department of Natural Resources.
Salmonfest vendors educate despite low Friday attendance

The breakout year for Salmonfest, formerly known as Salmonstock, was hampered slightly by a nearly 10-hour closure of the Seward Highway, but that didn't keep educational vendors from showing up to spread the word about protecting salmon in Alaska.
Local boy to attend state capital summit

While many students will be spending this spring break relaxing, one local boy is out to make a difference in Alaska's communities.
Alaska lawmaker wants coal plant without fed regs

JUNEAU (AP) - A Republican senator says Alaska should ignore federal regulations and plan to build a large-scale coal-powered plant to generate electricity in the event of an energy crisis. Sen.
Judge allows lawsuit: Seward coal facility faces Clean Water Act suit

A Clean Water Act lawsuit alleging violations by the Seward Coal Loading Facility was allowed to go forward Jan. 10 by federal district Judge Timothy Burgess.
Around the Peninsula

KPC holds nursing advising session
Clean energy: If not Grant Lake, then what?

...the project, raising questions over potential destructive impacts - locally and to the Kenai River. The Alaska Center for the Environment, Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance, and Kenai Watershed Forum have expressed concerns too. Moose...
Beluga status could change

Cook Inlet?s population of beluga whales is half what it was less than a decade ago, leading some experts to argue the whales should fall under the protection of the Endangered Species Act.
Wildlife officials say project would fill in 30 acres of vital habitat

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A state plan to build an interchange at the Parks and Glenn Highways is drawing criticism from state wildlife officials who say it could destroy productive salmon-producing wetlands.
Festival offers 'virtual vacation'

Winter can be a great time to enjoy the outdoors, but after more than a week of minus 20 degree weather some people may be ready for a change. And, if a break from the cold is in order, checking out the Alaska Ocean Film Festival this weekend may be almost as nice a reprieve as actually heading for the warmer climes of tropical destination.


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