Public comment earlier this week on the city of Kenai's personal-use dipnet fishery report hit on some familiar refrains - mainly, area residents frustrated with the frenzy that descends on the city from July 10-31 every year, and the hassles that come with it.
A boat retrieval project planned for the lower Kasilof River has yet to find a permanent home as State Parks personnel negotiate with the third choice on their list - the Swanson property at river mile 4.5.
Cooper Landing resident Alec Lamberson had intended to take a furloughed government worker fishing Monday. Plans changed when he and other guides received a call and email on Oct.
While rummaging through a stack of old file folders the other day, I came across some newspaper clippings about the Kenai River. Reading them had me alternately wanting to laugh and cry.
Since the mid-1990s, the demand for boat access to the Kenai River at Bing's Landing has been high.
...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, repairs will be made to the launch as soon as high water levels subside...
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
The Kenai River Special Management Area is temporarily closed to all boating traffic, effective today, Sept. 24 at 1:00 pm. Recent heavy rainfall has created flooding conditions within the Kenai River watershed.
Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part series examining a Kenai Watershed Forum study showing violations of state water quality standards on the Kenai River. Friday's story looked at the still-preliminary study results.
For the past two weeks, volunteer mariners have conducted free boat examinations on the Central Peninsula, marking the approach of Memorial Day weekend and boating season. Members of the Kenai Flotilla of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary have examined various personal-use boats to determine if the boats meet federal and state requirements. "We look for valid registration, personal flotation devices, fire extinguisher," said George Leighton, vice flotilla commander. "And depending on the vessel, we check for other requirements."
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