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Cook Inlet clams up for grabs

...the proposals, in effect, leaving management of the east side beaches up to Fish and Game biologists and the west Cook Inlet beach an unlimited source of clams for those who can reach it. It was surprising news for Joan Smart, whose family charter...
Photo feature: Point and shoot

Photo by M. Scott Moon Stacie Leighton uses her cell phone to make photos on the Cook Inlet beach in Kenai on Saturday afternoon, where warm weather was taking its toll on the tall accumulation of ice. Forecasters are calling for cooler temperatures today.
Clamming: Dirty work brings rewards

Almost all the razor clams dug in Alaska for personal use come from the 50 miles of Cook Inlet beach between Kasilof and the Anchor River. In recent years, clam diggers have harvested more than 1 million clams annually. To dig...
Life's a beach

Photo by M. Scott Moon Chris Cook soaks up some sun while throwing sticks to her dog Ramsey on the Cook Inlet beach at the mouth of the Kenai River on Wednesday afternoon. Forecasters are calling for cloudy skies today.
Photo feature: Sun break

Photo by M. Scott Moon With Mount Redoubt as a backdrop, John and Kathy Sherwood soak up some sunshine Saturday afternoon during a walk on the Cook Inlet beach in Kenai. Forecasters are calling for clouds and cooler temperatures.
Photo feature: Tail grab

...for an improvised tail, Katrina Johnson launches a fighter jet kite for her husband Steve (not pictured) on the Cook Inlet beach in Kenai on Saturday afternoon. The couple and their two kids took advantage of a steady breeze to keep several kites...
High winds sweep central peninsula

...are aware that the weather right now is very hazardous." Churning waves and wind-blown snow become one along the Cook Inlet beach in Kenai Tuesday afternoon. Photo by M. SCOTT MOON The winds did not cause any problems for air travel in the area...

...comprises the Kasilof region. Not unlike the family vineyards of the famed Sonoma Valley of California, Kasilof?s Cook Inlet beach camps offer the rare opportunity to see the commercial fishing industry up close. Commercial fishing contributes...
Photo: The art of break-up

Brad Snead meanders past melting ice on the Cook Inlet beach in Kenai on Saturday afternoon while looking for agates. "I'm bumping around enjoying the weather," he said. "It's a beautiful day."
Photo feature: Going with the floes

A couple watches Thursday's setting sun from ice floes on the Cook Inlet beach in Kenai. Forecasters are calling for a mix of snow and rain today.


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