The Yukon River draws into its mouth the largest migration of chinook, chum, and coho salmon stocks in the world. For the chinook, or kings, the river offers passage from the Bering Sea to spawning streams across Alaska and Yukon Territory all the way to British Columbia. The iconic fish run is one of the longest freshwater fish migrations on earth.
Serving as a member of the Board of Education for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has been an exciting and fulfilling adventure.
In the days leading up to the confirmation vote for three seats on the Alaska Board of Fisheries, legislators were barraged with information, most of it about Vince Webster, an appointee up for his third three-year term.
A revised version of a bill to create a new board for licensing sport fishing guides and outfitters is set to come back to the Senate Resources Committee. Senate Bill 24 was introduced in 2011 by Sen. Lesil McGuire of Anchorage and has undergone numerous changes in response to public input over the last year.
The letter from Bob Ermold (Clarion, Feb. 1, 2012) deserves a response. John Toppenberg was criticized for describing the Alaska Board of Game as having zero diversity, and using an anti-science approach to wildlife management. The truth may hurt, but Mr. Toppenberg wrote the truth.
During a Tuesday meeting at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly chambers in Soldotna billed as a health care round table, Assembly President Gary Knopp asked members of the local medical community about a perceived "divide" between Central Peninsula Hospital and area independent physicians. Knopp said his concerns about that divide began late last year when he first heard Kahtnu Venture's proposal to build an ambulatory surgical center in Kenai. The surgical center is currently being considered by the state for a certificate of need.
Chambers set schedules* The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will meet Tuesday at noon at Froso's. The presentation is "The Happy Secret - A Learning Luncheon." Lunch is $13. For more information call 262-9814.
Brown bear hunters who did not win a drawing permit this year will have an opportunity to hunt as the state switches to a registration permit hunt in game management units 7 and 15 on the Kenai Peninsula.
School board members' job is to represent children of the Peninsula
While presenting a tweaked version of his health care task force idea to Central Peninsula Hospital's governing board on Thursday, Mayor Dave Carey came up with a new idea.
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