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Voices of the Peninsula: Kenai kings face long odds

...is no sanctuary for spawners! Why would it be a mystery that Kenai kings are in trouble? The serious erosion of the river bank caused by large boats throwing off wakes all summer long has received little discussion. The riverbanks are a critical...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-01-19/voices-of-the-peninsula-kenai-kin
Opinion
Are silver salmon next?

...River. More and more cabins are being built along the river and riverfront lots are being cleared right down to the river bank along the riparian zone with no respect for the 50 foot Borough setback ordinance. There is almost no zoning and mediocre...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2012-06-27/are-silver-salmon-next
Letters
Cities brace for summer throngs

...the fish waste problem on the shores of the river. "Centennial Park had problems last year with fish carcasses on the river bank," Soldotna City Manager Larry Semmens said. The stations were approved during the City Council's Feb. 22 meeting...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-04-26/cities-brace-for-summer-throngs
News
Non-commercial users harvest plenty of fish

...because of the last two years and a poor forecast for this one. Someone chose to "spend" their leisure time on the river bank. Over 40,000 dipnetters went home with fish. Over one million sockeyes escaped in the Kenai River. Only 10 percent...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/083110/let_702570430.shtml
Opinion
Weather cools, silvers heat up

...anglers reeled their lines in and stepped out of his way. More than 25 people and just as many cars sat idling along the river bank Wednesday at Centennial Park in Soldotna as the silver, or coho salmon, run makes its way up the Kenai River. The...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-09-18/weather-cools-silvers-heat-up
Fishing
Kenai certifies elections, faces natural gas issues

...purchase un-budgeted training and investigative equipment. Mayor Pat Porter, Koch and other council members mentioned river bank degradation below the Warren Ames Bridge due to the dipnet fishery. Porter said the trampled areas were unsightly...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-10-16/kenai-certifies-elections-faces-natu
News
The reluctant fisherman

...competition is fierce. I'm fortunate to have a friend who dip nets sockeyes for my wife and I. The fish, as well as the river bank, are better off without me out there, flailing away, trying to hook a red in the mouth.Some of my lack of motivation...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-09-12/the-reluctant-fisherman
Outdoors
River bank upstream of Soldotna Creek closed to fishing

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced that shore-based sport fishing will close at 12:01 a.m.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-06-27/river-bank-upstream-of-soldotna-cree
News
Assembly member wants streams ordinance repealed

...issues are various things people have concerns over, but none of them have anything whatsoever to do with protecting the river bank," he said.In a memo submitted with the ordinance, Wolf questioned how and why provisions that originally required...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-01-02/assembly-member-wants-streams-ordina
News
Despite state belt-tightening, area does well in capital budget

...phase one of a public access and facility improvement project at the mouth of the Kasilof River and $2 million for a river bank stabilization and improvement at Bing's Landing on the Kenai River. Other noteworthy items included in the capital...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-04-20/despite-belt-tightening-area-does-we
News

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