Another step toward relief for Cook Inlet fishermen was taken Thursday. In a letter to Governor Sean Parnell, acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank declared that failed commercial fisheries in Cook Inlet constitute a fishery resource disaster.
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Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Dr. Steve Atwater has been named Superintendent of the Year for by the Alaska Association of School Administrators.
Although the deadline for dipnetters to report their catch to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has expired, the department would still like to receive the reports.
U.S. Senator Mark Begich introduced an amendment Tuesday to employ military veterans as coordinators of community clean-ups of marine debris from the Japanese tsunami of last year. Begich and co-sponsors offered the amendment to the Veterans Job Corps Act of 2012, which is being considered in the Senate this week.
The people of Homer will have to wait a couple more weeks to see whether or not a city-wide ban on disposable plastic shopping bags will go into effect. Last week, Homer Mayor Jim Hornaday vetoed the plastic bag ban but the city council took no action on the mayor’s veto at its meeting Monday night.
While it currently consists of 20-year-old degraded plastic planks, the Beluga Slough Trail in Homer will soon be receiving a new, elevated metal-grating walkway that is designed to be safer and more environmentally friendly.
The Kodiak girls and boys swimming and diving teams swept the Homer Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Homer.
The Kenai Wildlife Refuge is accepting applications for commercial use permits for scenic rafting on the river. As KDLL’s Shaylon Cochran reports, the process to get commercial permit from the Refuge can be highly competitive.