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Kenai king salmon fishery shuts down
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the closure Monday afternoon after nearly three weeks of watching the late-run king salmon fail to return to the Kenai River in large enough numbers.
Cooper Landing committee sends proposed trapping restrictions to federal board
A group of dog owners put together a proposal for the Federal Subsistence Board that would create a 1,000-foot mandatory setback for traps on a handful of the most popular campgrounds and trails in the area.
2 unhurt after small plane crash in Kenai refuge
Alaska State Troopers responded to the call of a small plane crash near Rabbit Foot Lake, about 26 miles northeast of Kenai, on Monday afternoon.
Man bitten by brown bear on Kenai Peninsula
The man was reportedly hiking alone with his dog when the dog chased a female bear with two cubs, causing her to charge the hiker, according to the Alaska Wildlife Troopers.
Low king counts to close Anchor, Deep Creek to fishing
“The midpoint of the Anchor River king salmon run was extremely late. These fish are really having some odd, unprecedented run timing and behavior."
Man killed in Hope mauling identified as 46-year-old Alaskan, search for bear continues
It's believed the attack happened while Daniel Schilling was clearing a trail about a mile behind his cabin, troopers say.
Kenai Borough School District to require masks
All students third grad and above will be required to wear masks.
Kenai community remembers longtime pilot killed in plane crash
Greg Bell, 57, was a co-owner of High Adventure Air Charter and a lifelong Soldotna resident. He was flying one of the planes in the collision that killed seven last week, including Rep. Gary Knopp.
With more than 50 cases, Seward renews business restrictions, mask mandate
The city has experienced a recent outbreak of nearly 100 seafood workers.
Environment, anthropology, and family VHS videos inspire Kenai musician
Nelson Kempf was one of 24 Alaskan artists to recieve a $7,500 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation and he says he'll use it to make a uniquely Alaskan album.
All king salmon fishing to close in Kenai drainage
The Kenai River fishery was previously restricted to catch and release.
Study points to freshwater factors in king salmon decline
Researchers found that spring and fall rains have intriguing effects on salmon reproduction.
Slow harvest so far for commercial fishermen in Upper Cook Inlet
Commercial fishermen in Upper Cook Inlet are having a somewhat slow fishing season so far. So far, only 361,000 salmon have been landed, which is only a little bit ahead of last year, when they...
The abandoned building in Seward where the first Alaska flag flew will come down
The abandoned residential school in Seward where the first Alaska flag flew will come down. The Seward City Council voted Monday to demolish the building.
Kenai Assembly passes Second Amendment ‘sanctuary’ ordinance
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved an ordinance Tuesday night that reaffirms its support for Americans’ right to bear arms.
Kasilof dipnet area expanded; Russian cut back due to low returns
The Russian River run is about 7,000 fish below the escapement goal with about 10 days left in the early run.