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Fight over Kenai River gillnet ramps up after regulation published

The Federal Subsistence Board has nearly 100 public comments and requests for reconsideration of subsistence gillnetting on the Kenai River. The previous record for a board action is six.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-13/fight-over-kenai-river-gillnets-ramp
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What others say: Advance, but cautiously, in Arctic drilling

...Drill, baby drill!"That's the punchline. You already know the joke.This week, President Obama and the Department of the Interior upheld a 2008 Arctic lease sale, allowing Royal Dutch Shell to return to exploratory oil drilling in the Chukchi...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-05/what-others-say-advance-but-cauti
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Wishful thinking doesn't change facts

Two recent letters to the editor printed in the Peninsula Clarion got my attention. On Wednesday, you printed a letter from Don Johnson critical of the Alaska Board of Fisheries, suggesting that recent appointees have not been "intelligent and good Alaskans," and have a "special/conflict of interest."

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-02-27/wishful-thinking-doesnt-c
Letters

...to decide if there is evidence to support the request and open a deeper discussion. Officials at the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declined to comment, saying they had not yet seen the 130-page petition...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/scott-smith/2014-12-23
Apache unveils north road extension plans

Once the pavement ends past Mile 39 of the Kenai Spur Highway at Captain Cook State Park, an all-terrain vehicle trail continues along the Tyonek pipelines through the wetlands. A mile into the trail is a creek that is not navigable by vehicle.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-04/apache-unveals-north-road-extension-
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Federal board allows gillnetting on the Kenai, Kasilof rivers

Anglers on the most heavily used river in the state will be joined by another group of fishermen this year after the Federal Subsistence Board on Thursday voted to allow subsistence gillnetting on the Kenai River.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-22/federal-board-allows-gillnetting-on-
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Safeguard Bristol Bay watershed

Too few Alaskans know the humbling beauty of the Alaska Peninsula and the imposing journey into Bristol Bay.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-12-04/safeguard-bristol-bay-wat
Letters
Murkowski gives D.C. update

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is visiting the central Kenai Peninsula this week in a public tour around the state. The Senator stopped by the joint Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce luncheon Wednesday to give an update on Washington, D.C.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-20/murkowski-gives-dc-update
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LNG consortium files application for export license

The consortium planning the big North Slope gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas export project has taken another big step. An application was filed Friday for the U.S. Department of Energy export permit for the project. North Slope producers, TransCanada Corp. and the state of Alaska asked for permission to export up to 20 million metric tons yearly of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, from Alaska, the group announced in a press release.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-21/lng-consortium-files-application-for
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Bulldog reporter Tkacz dies at 61

JUNEAU - Bob Tkacz may not have always been well-liked, but he was always respected, according to those who knew the longtime reporter. Tkacz was found dead Tuesday evening in his Fourth Street office in Juneau. He was 61. Lt. David Campbell with the Juneau Police Department reported there were no immediate signs of foul play and nothing that indicated he died of unnatural causes; there were indications of medical issues, but no further details could be shared.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-30/bulldog-reporter-tkacz-dies-at-61
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