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Cook Inlet sale points to larger industry trends, analysts say
Last month's lease sale saw lackluster interest as offshore drilling becomes more costly and renewable energy production picks up steam.
New halibut catch-sharing plan included in federal bill
Charter operators in the Gulf of Alaska will soon be able to buy halibut quota from willing commercial fishermen, under a new program in a federal omnibus bill.
Alaska’s job recovery is expected to continue this year
Alaska will continue to recover jobs in 2023 from its significant losses during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a job forecast from the state Department of Labor.
Hilcorp is sole bidder in controversial Cook Inlet lease sale
Hilcorp Alaska offered $63,983 on one 2,304-acre tract in Lower Cook Inlet, a small sliver of the nearly 1 million acres posted in the federal sale.
Police arrest Seward man after weekend search
Cash Christensen, 44, faces assault charges after police say he drove a car carrying three children into water at Seward's boat harbor Friday.
Regulators approve the sale of Alaska’s largest natural gas utility
Canadian company TriSummit can move forward with the purchase of ENSTAR Natural Gas and its share in Cook Inlet’s gas storage facility — an $800 million deal.
Sterling, Seward Highway crashes kill 3 Wednesday
Three people were killed and three more were injured Wednesday, in two separate highway car accidents in Clam Gulch and Portage.
Clam Gulch and Ninilchik beaches closed to clamming for the 9th year in a row
The clam population crashed on the east side of Cook Inlet about a decade ago and has been slow to bounce back.
Environmental groups sue over Cook Inlet oil and gas sale
Federal oil and gas lease sales in Cook Inlet have been canceled before. This time, the Dec. 30 sale is required by federal law — but a coalition of organizations is challenging the feds' environmental review process for the auction.
Soldotna rallies in support of local family after fatal car crash
Thirty-six-year-old Sam Clyde leaves behind a wife and five school-aged kids.
Soldotna residents urged to clear snowy roofs after 2 collapses
Two roofs in Soldotna collapsed Friday under heavy snow loads. Nobody was injured in either incident.
Indigenous languages will get the spotlight at Kenai schools’ February film fest
For the first time, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is holding an Indigenous language film festival — part of a greater push to highlight Indigenous languages in the district.
1 killed, 2 injured after car hits moose in Soldotna
A Soldotna resident died Tuesday after his car collided with a moose on the Sterling Highway– the second fatal crash in the area reported by troopers in the past week.
State opens bidding on additional Cook Inlet lease sale
The State of Alaska is auctioning off oil and gas leases for 2.8 million acres in the Cook Inlet area this month — just ahead of another lease sale from the federal government.
Kenai woman killed by plow truck in whiteout conditions
About 18 inches of snow were piled on the roadway at the time of the fatal crash, troopers say.
Proceeds from new holiday album will help rural Alaska domestic violence shelters
Each song on the Bright Lights album is a fresh take on holiday music.
Cook Inlet beluga birth rates lower than expected, study finds
Low birth rates are likely contributing to the decline in the population of beluga whales in Cook Inlet, according to a study published this week.
Kenai man has the nation’s 19th-best mullet
Joe Malatesta III has been growing out his curly mullet for four years
After years of high wages in Alaska, other states are catching up
State economist Neal Fried, who recently wrote about the trend, says there are are a few reasons why Alaska’s kept up a high hourly wage rate for so long.
4 candidates file to replace Charlie Pierce as Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor
The borough is holding a special election for the mayoral seat on Feb. 14.