Recent News Stories

Commercial salmon fishing in Lower Cook Inlet is in full swing. The returns aren’t keeping up with some of last year’s banner runs. But it still seems to be a strong season.

 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly debated the bed tax issue for the third consecutive meeting. The conversation was less about the pros and cons of putting the question before voters and more about the merits of a new tax stream.

A Superior Court Judge in Anchorage ruled the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance can begin collecting signatures for a ballot initiative, so voters can decide about the value of commercial set net fishing in Cook Inlet.

Candidates are hitting the campaign trail in preparation for the August 19 primary elections. Bob Williams is running for Lieutenant Governor on the democratic ticket. He was in Homer July 23 for a candidate meet-and-greet.

A revised draft of the Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization legislation is available for public comment. It's the federal law that governs the management of marine fisheries in United States waters.

 

There has been a nationwide recall of certain peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots distributed by Wawona Packing Company.

 

The Homer Jackpot Halibut derby is the longest running of its kind in the state. This season’s derby has gotten much more competitive over the last few weeks.

 

The suspect in the July 15th Trooper-involved shooting on the Sterling Highway has been identified, arrested and charged with assault.

 

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