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Kenai River closed for kings, anglers look to other species, rivers
As of Wednesday, the Kenai River downstream of Skilak Lake is completely closed to king salmon angling until June 30. After July 1, it is scheduled to open to fishing downstream of a marker that is about 300 yards downstream of Slikok Creek, subject to change by emergency order. That cuts off the fi
Sport fishing closure ordered for Alaska Kenai River salmon
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife officials have ordered a shutdown of sport fishing for king salmon in the Kenai River, citing low salmon numbers.
Russian River Ferry — a piece of history, still afloat
Every year, thousands of people board a simple flat-bottomed boat to cross the Kenai in search of sockeye salmon. The other way to get there is through the U.S. Forest Service’s campground, driving down to the far side and hiking in via a boardwalk. The ferry runs on a cable across the river and tak
Kenai Golf Report: Boys and Girls Club event nears
I would like to thank everyone for all the positive feedback on the condition of the Kenai Golf Course. It is much appreciated. The greens, fairways and tee boxes are in excellent shape. Come out and enjoy some great early season golf!
Millions in federal funds flow toward opioid epidemic
Gov. Bill Walker declared an opioid crisis on Feb. 14, 2017, prior to the national public health emergency declaration that came from President Donald Trump last October. Since then, the state has secured more than $5 million in funding for key rehab and law enforcement work ahead.
Muldoon Farmers Market finds new home in a new neighborhood park
The Muldoon Farmers Market is moving to Chanshtnu Muldoon Park, seen here on Thursday, June 14, 2018. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Nikiski man accused of threatening woman with axe
Tao L. Yancey, 39, allegedly smashed a woman’s phone with an axe, punched her and threatened to “cut off her head and bury her” during an altercation Monday, according to an Alaska State Trooper affidavit filed with the court.
Man charged with armed robbery arrested for theft and burglary
Cody D. Scroggins, 24, was arrested Thursday afternoon during a traffic stop, after an Alaska State Trooper spotted a chainsaw that had been reported stolen from a Nikiski property in his car’s back seat, according to a trooper affidavit filed with the court.
All king salmon fishing on the Kenai River closed starting Wednesday
The decision was made due to an extremely poor return of early run kings to the popular sportfishing river, which as of June 17 had just 2,182 of the prized fish swimming past the department's sonar counter near river mile 14. The optimal escapement goal for the early run of Kenai kings is 3,900 to
Scientists find respiratory pathogen in Alaska animals | Newstalk 750 - 103.7 KFQD
The Peninsula Clarion reports scientists have identified Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae, known as Movi, in other animal species for the first time, including a bison in Montana and mule deer in New Mexico.
Soldotna student awarded national science and technology opportunity
“To incorporate [robots] into everyday life, to help everyday people would be really cool,” she said. “I’m not saying robots are going to take over the world, but they could really help with veterans being able to take their lives back, by giving them robotic arms and legs. By creating robots we are
SPECTRUM: Thoughts on our next governor
There are three leading candidates for the Republican nomination: Mead Treadwell, Scott Hawkins and Mike Dunleavy. Between now and August, Republicans like me will ask themselves the question: whom to support?
New cards, new scams: Seniors targeted as Medicare rolls out new IDs
Under a 2015 law, new Medicare enrollment cards must be sent to all enrollees between April 1 of this year and April 30, 2019. The cards, which are issued to all seniors within three months of a person’s 65th birthday, will no longer include a person’s social security number. Instead, they will have
Cook Inlet commercial fishermen to get openers this week
Other areas are seeing poor sockeye returns, even though the forecasts were average. Managers closed the Copper River area to commercial fishing and closed the entire Copper River to sportfishing for sockeye because the run has come in so poorly — as of Friday, 209,287 sockeye had passed the sonar a
City of Soldotna adds a new position, creates first social media policy
This spring, the city of Soldotna created a new special project and communications coordinator position. Jhasmine Lamb, who has filled the position, is working with the city to create a Soldotna’s first social media policy.
Schnitzel Bomber serves up German fare with Peninsula spin
Over the weekend, Vincent and Jessica Johnson met a woman who grows spinach in high tunnels. They said she had more than she knew what to do with, so on Monday, they decided to add a “spinach salad on the fly,” to their list of specials. That’s how most of Schnitzel Bomber’s specials are conceived:
Kenai borough to invest more money into junk car removal
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Oilers player proposes to girlfriend on the field
KENAI, Alaska (KTUU)Preparation before every game is the key to success, both on and off the field.
Early kings closed on Kenai, Russian River opening early
For the remainder of June, the Kenai River will be closed to sportfishing for kings from its mouth to the outlet of Skilak Lake. In July the river will open for kings downstream of a marker about 300 yards downstream of the Slikok Creek mouth at approximately river mile 19, according to an emergency
Kenai River kings limited to catch and release
Under the restriction program, which became effective on June 13, Anglers may not harvest a king salmon of any size in the Kenai River from its mouth upstream to a Fish and Game regulatory marker at the outlet of Skilak Lake through June 30. Anglers may fish for king salmon with one unbaited, single