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Visitors galore

With visitors to Alaska at an all-time high, tourism is growing here.Alaska tallied 1,966,700 visitors between May 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014, according to the Alaska Division of Economic Development.The previous record came to 1,961...

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News

...would be closed for king salmon fishing from May 1 through June 30, to conserve the early...members about jobs and economic value in May 2012 (vimeo.com/42352468). In the...Catch-and-release fishing for king salmon may be a useful conservation tool, but when...

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Outdoors
Pinks the fishery to target

...been very slow, Pawluk said. However, it is still early in the season, which has been open since July 1, and conditions may improve. Resident species Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden are still good in the entire Kenai drainage and fishing will only improve...

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Fishing
Reaching for rainbows, casting for char

...flesh patterns also work well - though Roberts said, now is the time of year to fish with sculpin and smolt patterns. There may be a few eggs in the water, but not enough to justify using beads as lures yet, he said. Both Roberts and King said the challenge...

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Fishing

...people things forever or we can show them how to grow their own food and be more successful," Hauch said.The market opened May 15 and at first was drawing about 150 customers. She said the past couple of weeks' attendance increased to 400. She said...

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Community

...Kenai Peninsula have publicly supported one another in the quest to find out why the king salmon runs are struggling. But that may change now that a judge has overturned the state's rejection of a proposed ballot initiative to ban commercial setnets in the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-07-31
Opinion
Bookworm Sez: One for me, and one for you

...flaws, "all" is what you'll get with this otherwise fine thriller. If you want to pick a nail-biter, in fact, "Laws of Wrath" may be one for you. The Bookworm is Terri Schlichenmeyer. Email her at bookwormsez@gmail.com.

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Arts & Entertainment
What's Happening

...and present Dena'ina culture. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattmuseum.org. Submissions may be emailed to news@peninsulaclarion.com. The deadline is 5 p.m. Mondays.

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Arts & Entertainment

...excuse for the banks (and fish) to suffer. Minimizing your boat wakes within shallow waters is a great help as well. While it may seem like an inconvenience at times to abide by these rules, it's important to remember that it is not about the seemingly...

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Outdoors
Letters to the editor

...This is almost 6 times the amount of sales tax being paid on the apartment rental for almost the same length of time. This may not be a perfect comparison but it is easy to see that our hotel guests are already paying much more in sales tax on their lodging...

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News

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