Sabine Poux, KDLL - Soldotna
The pod is called the Chugach Transients. There were once 22 whales in the group. Now there's seven. The Chugach Transients have not had a calf since swimming through the oil spill.
It’s the second time in less than a year that the feds have put out an environmental review on a potential Cook Inlet sale.
The Dixon Glacier, on the other side of Kachemak Bay from Fitz Creek, is rapidly receding. That’s true for glaciers around Alaska, and the world. But what’s special about Dixon is it sits just a few miles from Bradley Lake, a source of hydropower that supplies the railbelt with about 10% of its energy needs.
Troopers say 39-year-old Benjamin Strachan had been working for the department since June 2020.
James Varsos, best known to Alaska and the world as Hobo Jim, said his cancer is untreatable and that doctors told him he has three to six months to live.
Each spring and summer, a large concentration of phytoplankton blooms in the gulf. This year, researchers recorded the biggest bloom they’ve ever seen.
A Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting turned into a debate about the coronavirus this week, when a resolution condemning vaccine mandates generated hours of conversation about unproven COVID-19 treatments.
One minute, there were zero rainbow trout in John Hedberg Lake. Fewer than 30 seconds later, there were 700.
Dave Salter’s yard is, quite literally, falling into the ocean. He didn’t know it was going to happen so fast when he bought the place on Toyon Way in Kenai. “The agent that showed us...
The Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor and several members of the assembly want to publicly denounce what they call “vaccine segregation” by the government.
In the week since the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District started tracking COVID-19 cases, 130 students and staff tested positive for COVID-19 while 930 others have been identified as “close contacts” of cases.
In the last four years, the state’s Department of Fish and Game has learned more about the biological value of detached kelp populations in Cook Inlet. And it wants to make sure the kelp isn’t overharvested.
A pocket of Beaver Creek, just a short and muddy tromp away from a gravel parking lot between Kenai and Soldotna, is home to several cold water inputs that could be crucially important for young salmon as they swim from the Kenai River to Cook Inlet.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has been at odds with several Republican states over the federal leasing program since Biden halted the two auctions and promised to review the program earlier this year.
The over-escapement is concerning fishermen like Joe Dragseth who says it's unfair to restrict commercial fishing while so many fish have made it up the river.
Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce is using his platform to challenge local doctors and promote unproven COVID-19 treatments, on local talk radio and in public meetings.
Alaska State Troopers say an officer was shot in downtown Anchor Point around 1 p.m. Monday, and they're now asking for the public's help locating a man who they say is wanted "in connection" to the incident.
More and more young commercial fishermen are making the tough decision to migrate from the Kenai Peninsula to fish Bristol Bay, where salmon are running in record numbers.
Clean-up crews used dispersants in large quantities after the 1989 Exxon-Valdez oil spill and 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico
“Younger students need to see faces to decode and learn language," says the superintendent.