With some snowfall finally sticking here on the central Kenai Peninsula, winter recreation enthusiasts no doubt are tuning up their snowmachines or waxing their skis in anticipation of more to come.
Author's note: This is the second part of a story that first appeared in the the December/January 2003 issue of Alaska magazine. It's my take on 30 years of "progress" on the much-loved Kenai River.
As plans materialize for development on the Kenai River Ranch property, residents are caught between concerns of access and conservation.
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on the site plan concept for a parking lot near the mouth of the Kasilof River. The lot would provide more access to fishermen in the Kasilof River Special Use Area.
Tuesday morning on the banks of the Kenai River, dipnetter Jan Brooks of Palmer got lucky and netted what she described as the biggest red salmon she'd ever seen. "It was so big I thought at first it was a king," Brooks said.
While we have yet to see heavy snowfall here on the central Kenai Peninsula, there has been some in higher elevations, and winter recreation enthusiasts no doubt are tuning up the snowmachines or waxing the skis in anticipation.
Most of the popular destinations have already been reserved, but campers will soon see a fee increase for the public-use cabins maintained by Alaska State Parks.
...exit points on the lower portion of the river. In late 2011, The Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation received $2 million to fund public feedback, property investigation and site purchase; thus far no...
Due to heavy rainfall and road damage, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation has closed the Pillars boat launch in the Kenai River Special Management area. According to a press release...
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management is watching several areas of concern and potential road closures as storm water runoff continues to swamp roadways and cause river flooding. According to a media release residents should avoid flooded areas and roads and watch for traffic diversions. Several areas have either already been closed or are being watched including -Areas of the Kenai River where the bank is eroding faster than normal -Leopold Road in Ninilchik which has yet to be closed but should be avoided
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