Those looking for a reason to celebrate the Kenai River as the rising sun illuminated its turquoise waters Friday morning did not need to look far. Scores of pink and silver salmon swam in the lower river, rainbow trout navigated the middle, and spawning sockeye and king salmon rolled in its upper sections. Fishermen and recreational users enjoyed its bounty along its banks and in its flowing waters.
Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part series examining a Kenai Watershed Forum study showing violations of state water quality standards on the Kenai River. Friday's story looked at the still-preliminary study results.
Some people might not see a connection between the work of a historical society and the work of a salmon conservation organization, but not Robert Ruffner.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved, 7-2, ordinance 2011-12, which will expand the borough's anadromous stream habitat protection district to almost all anadromous streams in the borough, save for the Seward-Bear Creek Flood Service area.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly discussed Wednesday an ordinance that seeks to expand the borough's anadromous stream habitat protection district to almost all anadromous streams in the borough, save for the Seward-Bear Creek Flood Service area.The ordinance, introduced by assembly member Bill Smith was met with opposition in early May by numerous recreational gold miners who felt it would severely limit access and activity on riverbeds and banks.
Kasilof special use area discussion scheduled
Community Heart Health Program for Women offered
Borough Mayor Dave Carey is calling on the school district to offer a greater level of honesty and transparency in their use of savings, or fund balance, if the district wishes to receive full financial support from the borough next year.
Came to Alaska for adventure; stayed for the lifestyle and to raise our kids.
The city of Soldotna wants to grow, but by just how much?
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