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Presidential visit clearing airspace

With President Barack Obama's visit to Alaska only days away, local aircraft operators are preparing to adjust to temporary flight restrictions set by the Federal Aviation Administration.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-27/clear-the-air
News
Yukon River salmon swim to Canada in record high numbers

FAIRBANKS (AP) - Despite a below-average overall run, the Yukon River king salmon population had the highest number of chinooks make it across the border toward their Canadian spawning grounds in 10 years.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-24/yukon-river-salmon-swim-to-canada-in
News
Silver fishing picks up; Soldotna angler claims Seward derby title

A silver salmon season that started a little slow has picked up in recent days.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-08-19/silver-fishing-picks-up-soldotna
Fishing
Anglers reel in 400-pound, 200-pound halibut in Cook Inlet

Saltwater anglers fishing with the Deep Creek Fishing Club stumbled on a rarity in the Cook Inlet on Aug. 11; they brought up a 403-pound halibut and two halibut lager than 200 pounds.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-08-19/a-halibut-catch
Fishing
Voices of Alaska: Motive behind set net ban is reallocation

This is about the anti-set net ballot initiative that is before the Alaska Supreme Court and the devastating effect it will have on commercial fishing and other resource extraction industries throughout Alaska if it makes it onto the ballot.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-20/voices-of-alaska-motive-behind-se
Opinion
2015 sockeye run produces smaller fish across state

With the bulk of the sockeye season over, biologists and fishermen have continued to notice smaller than average weight for one of Alaska's most valuable exports.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-24/2015-sockeye-run-produces-smaller-fi
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What others say: Alaskans should care about Cecil the Lion

You didn't care about Cecil the Lion two months ago. If you haven't changed your mind, you should. Not because of the lion itself, but because of what its death means.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-19/what-others-say-alaskans-should-c
Opinion
Susitna-Watana studies resume after spending freeze lifted

Work is resuming on the Susitna-Watana hydroelectric project under spending guidelines put in place by Gov. Bill Walker's administration. The overall cost for the proposed 705-foot dam in the upper reaches of the Susitna River has been pegged at $5.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-15/susitna-watana-studies-resume-after-
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Conserving the Kings

I can't remember the last time I fished for Kenai River king salmon, but it was at least four years ago, and then only once that summer. I've resigned myself to not bothering the kings until the runs are healthy again.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-08-13/conserving-the-kings
Outdoors
Conservation plan will determine federal funds for Alaskan wildlife

A plan by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game released for public comment last week will help determine which of Alaska's animal species will be supported by a share of federal conservation funding.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-11/conservation-plan-will-determine-fed
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