Recent News Stories

A large oil spill in Cook Inlet is the stuff of nightmares for Alaskans who call the area home. One of the organizations dedicated to cleaning up potential spills, CIRCAC, has a new tool in its clean-up toolbox that it’s calling a “game changer.”

Buccaneer Energy now has more financial resources to conduct its oil and gas operations in Alaska. In a news release, the company announced new agreements with Chicago-based Victory Park Capital for $100 million in new capital funding.

The federal government shut down Tuesday for the first time in 17 years. While members of Congress debated the long-term effects of the shutdown, 13,000 federal employees in Alaska woke up to an unpaid day off.

The Alaska State Senate passed its version of the 2014 capital budget Saturday, marking a total of just under $1.9 billion dollars for transportation, energy and public works projects around the state. The budget contains funding for many projects on the Kenai Peninsula.

Governor Sean Parnell visited Kenai Tuesday to meet with local officials, mingle with residents and make a $30 million announcement.  That’s the amount the governor is proposing to spend on a five-year "Chinook Salmon Research Initiative."

A new book by longtime Alaska journalist Tom Kizzia hits bookstores Tuesday. “Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier” details the story of Robert Allen Hale, better known to Alaskans as “Papa Pilgrim.”

A Seldovia man is safe after surviving a swamped vessel and an icy dip in Kachemak Bay Monday night. Fifty-four-year-old Kelly Brennan was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew near Port Graham after an afternoon fishing trip took a turn for the worse.

Wet weather has taken its toll on the Kenai Peninsula in recent weeks. Residents on the central peninsula have been hardest hit but on the southern peninsula, heavy rain and saturated soil has kept public works crews busy, as well.

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