What happened to Kenai salmon?
As the summer winds down, Outdoor Explorer looks at one of the worst years of salmon fishing in memory in southcentral Alaska. We’ll review what happened, why it happened, and talk about the impacts on anglers and communities. Thanks for listening!
Lower Skilak Lake Campground, Boat Launch Reopens
The Funny River fire is holding steady at just over 192,831 acres and is considered 46 percent contained.
King Salmon Restrictions for Kenai, Kasilof Rivers
Anglers seeking king salmon on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers will face temporary restrictions as the Alaska Department of Fish and Game seeks to...
Alaska News Nightly: June 14, 2012
Grounded Landing Craft near Kodiak will Float Soon. Rural Residents Struggle with Low King Returns on the Yukon. King Salmon Restrictions for Kenai, Kasilof Rivers. Alaska Will Collect Millions from Federal Grant Program. Escaped Bear Found Shot to Death. Polar Bear Researcher Wins Prestigious Conservation Award. Red Flag Training Gets Underway at Eielson. Redistricting Plan Back in Court. Lawmakers Discuss Issues with Redistricting Plan. Rural Students Share Thoughts on City Life
Angling for Controversy
No where else but Alaska do you get the opportunity to catch world class salmon. Eight of the ten top ten world class salmon that are caught on rod and reel come from the Kenai River. This week on Addressing Alaskans listen to Ricky Gease, executive director Kenai River Sportfishing Association talk about the economic impacts, management and future of sport fishing in Alaska. KSKA: Thursday 6/14 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Happy Birthday to Seward
Seward, the city named for the man who purchased Alaska for the U.S., turns one hundred years old today (Friday). The community on the Kenai Peninsula is noted for its beauty, its fishing and its rocking Fourth of July celebration. KSKA's Ellen Lockyer spoke with some community leaders about the town and its centennial.
Coastal Communities Prepare For ‘Tsunami Awareness Week’
Alaskans in coastal areas – including Homer – will hear a test of local tsunami sirens Wednesday. The tests coincide with “Tsunami Awareness Week” and are designed to educate the public about tsunami preparedness.
Board of Game Approves Kenai Peninsula Aerial Wolf Hunting
The Board of Game has approved aerial wolf hunting on the Kenai Peninsula for the first time. The Board unanimously passed two proposals Monday to implement the predator control plan in game management units 15a and 15c, on the Northern and Southern Peninsula.
Nikiski LNG Plant Gets Reprieve
The ConocoPhillips liquid natural gas plant in Nikiski that was moth-balled last month has gotten a reprieve.
Winds Causes Power Outages in Turnagain Arm, Parts of Kenai Peninsula
Sunday's winds brought power outages to Turnagain Arm and parts of the Kenai Peninsula when wires were downed.
Conoco Phillips LNG Plant, Shut Down Less than a Month Ago, Will Start Up Again Next Month
Less than a month after it began shutting down, the Nikiski Liquified Natural Gas plant Conoco-Phillips has some more business. Details are being kept confidential but basically the company is buying gas from a producing well complex in Kenai owned by Buccaneer Energy.
Chenault Speaks On Alaska Gas Line Project
The speaker of the State House does not have encouraging news on prospects for an Alaska gas pipeline.
National Guard Opens Emergency Shelter in Kenai
The Alaska Army National Guard Armory in Kenai is open as an emergency shelter for Kenai Peninsula Borough residents who are without power. Homer Electric Association estimates that around 3,000 homes and businesses in the central Kenai Peninsula do not have power currently. Work will continue through the night but it could be Friday before power is restored to all.
Natural Gas One Step Closer to Anchor Point
At their meeting in Homer Tuesday night, members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted to approve a USAD – or Utility Special Assessment District –to finance distribution lines throughout the town.
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Enrollment Lower Than Expected
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has lower enrollment than it anticipated. And the borough may have to close one school. The Superintendent briefed the Borough Assembly on the issue last week.
Kenai Group Urges Fish and Game Against Sockeye Set-Net Opening
The Kenai River Sportsfising Association is raising the alarm about the late run of Kenai River King Salmon again. Saturday they urged the Fish and Game department to reconsider its Sockeye set-net opening at the river's mouth because an estimate by the Association shows the escapement goal for the Kings will not be reached.
Kenai River Cleanup Begins After Season’s Close
The Kenai River personal use dipnet fishery has closed for the season. It ended at midnight Sunday. But for the city of Kenai, the cleanup takes a few more days.
Alaska News Nightly: August 3, 2011
State Approves Lease Agreement for In-State Gasline, Denali Commission Official Anxious for Clarity on Returned Funds Request, Parnell Objects to Federal Management of Wetlands, Arkansas Teenagers Who Killed Juneau Man Will be Tried as Adults, and more...
Dipnetters in Kenai Active Up Until Sunday’s Deadline
The annual influx of people to the city of Kenai has come to a close. The personal-use dipnet fishery at the mouth of the Kenai River ended at midnight Sunday.
Alaska News Nightly: August 2, 2011
Former Murkowski Aide May Face Jail Time for Fishing Violation, Congress May Leave FAA in Partial Shut-Down Mode, Cordova Times Will Be Purchased By Its Editor, Permanent Fund Dividend Will be Lower than Last Year, and more...
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