Recent News Stories

New Coast Guard rules are now in effect that will impact commercial fishing vessels working in waters more than three miles from shore. It is now mandatory for those boats to have a dockside safety exam every two years.  

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District school board is fine-tuning the concussion policy for all student athletes. Members have been discussing the slight changes since August and action from the board is expected next month.

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.

Volunteers and State Parks employees were able to prep Kachemak Bay State Park for the summer season. June 8 was Trails Day and nearly 80 people made it across the bay.

 

The two-day Industry Outlook Forum wrapped up Friday in Homer but not without a “virtual” visit from Alaska’s Congressional delegation. All three members of the delegation recorded video messages to be played at the forum.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly had its annual meeting in Seward Tuesday night. An ordinance to liberalize the use of fireworks in the Borough was the hot topic. The measure fell with a unanimous vote in opposition, leaving the Borough’s fireworks prohibition in place.

A decision on whether heli-skiing should be allowed in Kachemak Bay State Park and Kachemak Bay State Wilderness Park has been postponed until the park's management plan can be updated.

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