Judge rules setnet ban ballot initiative allowable

...state, which would primarily impact Upper Cook Inlet setnetters. Anchorage Superior Court...limitation interpreted narrowly. Upper Cook Inlet setnetters target sockeye salmon...into the nets. Eliminating setnetters in Cook Inlet would likely result in increased...

What's Happening

...Kaitlin Vadla in the main gallery. The center is located at 816 Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai. For more information, call 907-283-7040...Saturday, Aug. 30, to the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave., Old Town Kenai. For more information, call 283-7040...

Arts & Entertainment

...reports that Duran Duran's lawsuit names Glenview-based Worldwide Fan Clubs, Inc. as the defendant. The suit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court this week.It says the band entered a 2010 contract allowing the club to collect memberships and sell merchandise...

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A look into what it takes to prepare for the dutch oven state championship

...Carla Anderson said. "It's a traditional way for pioneers to cook."When the former first lady Martha Washington was alive it...equipment, he said."In the end people are also learning to cook a great food dish," Nels Anderson said.Kelly Sullivan can...

A preview of this year's Progress Days

...competition, the first place winner of which will have the chance to attend the International Dutch Oven Society World Championship Cook-Off held in Salt Lake City.The food vendors at this year's event will appeal to a very specific festival oriented theme...

Voters take up oil tax debate before August referendum

...Alaska - you can buy your tax rate down if you invest in Alaska," he said.Clark countered that a 2010 reduction in taxes for Cook Inlet producers helped spark what is now considered a rebirth of activity in the Inlet that has quelled fears of a natural gas...

Planes: Fire & Rescue

Now Playing Synopsis: Adventure flies higher than ever before in this sequel that finds championship air-racer Dusty Crophopper (voice of Dane Cook) beginning an exciting new career fighting forest fires. In the wake of another successful racing season, Dusty returns home to Propwash Junction to resume his training. But a debilitating injury forces Rusty to consider a new career path. Before long Rusty is training with the Aerial Fire Fighters at Piston Peak Air Attack Base. Becoming a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) is no simple task for an injured plane, but with the guidance of seasoned fire-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (voice of Ed Harris), fearless leader of the Piston Peak Air Attack team, Rusty is soon soaring through the clouds once again. Meanwhile, as Rusty gets up to speed, his presence in the unit catches the attention of Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), a cargo hauler-turned-water scooper capable of skimming lake water to combat raging fires. A major racing fan, Dipper can hardly contain her excitement at the prospect of working alongside Rusty, and meanwhile wise, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter (voice of Wes Studi) has never encountered a fire he couldn't conquer. In no time Rusty has made a whole host of new friends at Piston Peak, including hulking transport plane Cabbie (voice of Dale Dye), the brave grounded firefighters known as the Smokejumpers, the Secretary of the Interior (voice of Fred Willard), and Nick "Loop'n" Lopez (voice of Erik Estrada), a helicopter cop with an illustrious past. And though learning the secrets to dousing forest fires is sure to take time, Rusty is a fast learner, and eager to pitch in. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Dane Cook, Julie Bowen, Ed Harris, Curtis Armstrong, John Michael Higgins, Hal Holbrook Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

LNG consortium files application for export license

...southern half of the proposed line from Livengood near Fairbanks to Cook Inlet, Butt said. The work includes archeological and cultural...pipeline remains on the river's east side. That would require a Cook Inlet crossing further north, however. The inlet crossing itself...

CIFF to argue state costs in fisheries lawsuit

The Cook Inlet Fisherman's Fund will not have to...with the lawsuit about 2013 management of Cook Inlet salmon fisheries at this time.Anchorage...asserting that the department did not follow Cook Inlet salmon management plans appropriately...

Area management biologists juggle competing interests during 2014 season

...runs continue to push their way into the Cook Inlet while weak king salmon runs will...harvested about 1 million sockeye in Upper Cook Inlet as of July 15, according to Fish...Kenai Peninsula, that means opening the Cook Inlet to drift gillnet fishing and putting...



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