Refine Search

Federal board allows gillnetting on the Kenai, Kasilof rivers

...Bureau of Indian Affairs, the U.S. Forest Service, and there are three public members appointed by the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture: two represent rural subsistence users and one is the Federal Subsistence Board chairman...
Policy factors favor proposed land swap

SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR SALLY JEWELL offered some worrisome words last week after visiting King Cove and talking to the residents about their desire for...
Kenai River, management groups, River Center praised by federal official

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.
John Mahorschich earns his golden running shoes at Kenai River Center?

Back in 1996 when Borough Mayor Don Gilman had the idea of one stop shopping for state and borough permitting John Mahorschich was the one who got the ball rolling. He kept the ball rolling as the vision became a reality and Mahorschich became the director of the first Kenai River Center when a cooperative agreement was reached between the State of Alaska and Kenai Peninsula Borough. "It was Don's vision and I just happened to have the lucky opportunity to take the vision forward," said Mahorschich at small retirement luncheon in his honor at the Donald E.
Candidates spar: Parnell, Berkowitz meet in gubernatorial forum

The gubernatorial debates kicked off on Tuesday in Soldotna with Republican incumbent Sean Parnell and Democratic challenger Ethan Berkowitz squaring off.
Rats gone, but birds found dead

There are no more rats on Rat Island, but the massive effort to rid island, located in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, appears to be a bittersweet success, as a large number of gull and bald eagles were found dead recently.
Alaska fire crews heavily engaged in Lower 48 battles

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Nearly a thousand firefighters from around Alaska have headed South to help exhausted crews battle wildfires raging in the Lower 48.
Web closure slows work for Interior employees

...tribes in Alaska, and all those systems are down too, said Cam Toohey, special assistant in Alaska to the Secretary of the Interior. No one knows when the Web sites will come back up. ''It's been frustrating,'' said John Quinley, a...
Don Young pitches volcano monitoring

Two days and a year after the first explosion in 2009 at the summit of Mount Redoubt, Rep. Don Young introduced legislation on Wednesday to establish a National Volcano Early Warning and Monitoring System.
Murkowski talks budget, energy

The federal budget, energy production and a recent overturning of federal land management orders topped the list of items Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, discussed Thursday.


  • 150 Trading Bay Rd, Kenai, AK 99611
  • Switchboard: 907-283-7551
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-283-3584
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Business Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-335-1257
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback