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  1. Marijuana board chair gathers signatures for borough banRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The recently elected chairman of Marijuana Control Board, Peter Mlynarik, is a registered signature gatherer for a Kenai Peninsula Borough petition that would put a commercial cannabis prohibition ballot initiative onto the borough's 2016 ballot. Ballot 2, which legalized commercial cannabis statewide in 2014, allows for local governments to submit their own controls on cannabis, including ballot initiatives that ban commercial activity.

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  2. Upper Cook Inlet commercial fishermen near 2M salmon harvestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The drift fleet and setnetters in Cook Inlet have been out frequently in the past two weeks and were out for extended hours Thursday. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game also opened the drift gillnet fishery in the Expanded Kenai and Expanded Kasilof Sections of the Upper Subdistrict and the Anchor Point Section of the Lower Subdistrict for an additional 12-hour period on Friday to increase harvest on the sockeye salmon bound for the Kenai and Kasilof rivers, according to an emergency order issued Thursday.

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  3. More opportunity on Kenai in - 16, but setnetters still waryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The late run of Kenai River king salmon is showing up in the best numbers seen in several years, allowing for liberalized rules for both the sport harvest and the commercial sockeye fishery on Cook Inlet beaches. Commercial setnet fishermen are still cautious about whether they will still be restricted come August, however.

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  4. BOEM seeks comment ahead of possible Cook Inlet oil and gas lease saleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The federal agency that oversees offshore petroleum development took a step Friday toward a possible 2017 lease sale in Alaska's Cook Inlet with the release of a draft environmental review. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will consider a handful of alternatives, including no sale or various conditions to protect wildlife, ahead of a possible lease sale in the inlet southwest of Anchorage in June.

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  5. Ninilchik Traditional Council sues for speedy approval of gillnetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    As part of an ongoing lawsuit against the Secretaries of the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture, Ninilchik Traditional Council is asking that the authorities give it a community subsistence sockeye salmon gillnet permit before the sockeye runs peaks. The group said it is necessary to have an approved license in the next few weeks, as the sockeye run on the Kenai River will peak soon.

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  6. Marijuana board calls meeting to revise grow rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Marijuana Control Board will need to immediately revise a regulation it passed on July 8, an action that's become a pattern for a board creating an industry from scratch. The July 7-8 meeting reviewed public consumption provisions, awarded licenses, and made changes to enforcement officers' powers.

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  7. Bristol Bay reds late again; late run Kenai kings start strongRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The sun sets on a salmon boat at Egegik on the Fourth of July in this Journal file photo. The Fourth is traditionally the halfway point in the Bristol Bay sockeye run, but for the second year in a row the reds are showing up a few days late.

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  8. Marine jobs the dominant sector for Kenai PeninsulaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Some are obvious: commercial fishing, shipping and marine fishing guiding all depend on the ocean directly. However, others - such as fish processing, oil and gas support services and fishing gear retailers - only "touch" the water and may not be counted in a cursory glance.

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  9. Kenai late run king management opens conservativelyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will restrict sport and commercial fishing on the Kenai River to begin July based on total late run of king salmon forecast to be 30,000 fish. Sport fishermen will be restricted to an unbaited single hook on an artificial lure to ensure a cautious harvest approach and commercial setnet fishermen will likely be restricted to regular Monday and Thursday periods until a better estimate of the run size is available.

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  10. Constrained Inlet gas market remains a quandaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Gas flares during a test at the Kitchen Lights Unit in Cook Inlet operated by Furie Operating Alaska. Furie is the newest entrant to the Cook Inlet gas market after constructing the first new production platform in the basin in three decades.

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  11. COMMENTARY: Kenai River king salmon management is opportunity vs. conservationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Sadly, all too often our Alaska Department of Fish and Game management favors opportunity at all costs. Their recent decision to open the early run of Kenai River king salmon to harvest and allow harvest all the way to Skilak Lake starting July 1 are prime examples.

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  12. BlueCrest celebrates start of 30-year oil production projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    BlueCrest Energy ceremonially opened their Hansen Production Facility, an oil wellpad on the shore of Cook Inlet near Anchor Point. A small group of guests sheltered from the drizzle under a canopy in the middle of the 38-acre facility's gravel wellpad on June 25. Speakers included Sen. Lisa Murkowski, state Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, and BlueCrest President Benjamin Johnson, who took turns behind a podium with a low array of girders, tanks and pipes stretching behind them and a humming natural gas-fired power turbine underlying their words.

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  13. Oil, gas properties boost Kenai Peninsula Borough tax take by $1.1MRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The values of some oil and gas properties in the Kenai Peninsula Borough jumped in the most recent state assessment, producing about $1.1 million more for the borough in property taxes. Much of that increase comes from the Nikiski area, where the tax values for the year increased by approximately $559,991, according to the borough's fiscal year 2017 budget.

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  14. CIRI partners with Doyon on Nenana drillingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Doyon Ltd. is teaming up with Cook Inlet Region Inc. to fund its exploratory drilling in the Nenana basin this year, the Alaska Native regional corporations announced June 14. Two weeks earlier, Doyon spud the Toghotthele No. 1 well on a large gravel pad about seven miles west of the town of Nenana.

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  15. Judge allows part of Kenai subsistence suit to proceedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Ninilchik Traditional Council's battle for a Kenai River subsistence gillnet will run into the 2016 salmon season, with a lawsuit over last year's operational plan potentially brushing up against this year's plan. The road to a Kenai River gillnet has been rocky for the Ninilchik Traditional Council.

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  16. Early-run Kenai king fishing opened for first time since 2012Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Anglers work the Kenai River for king salmon near the Warren Ames Memorial Bridge in this file photo. Stronger than projected numbers for the early run on the Kenai allowed the state to open fishing for the first time since 2012.

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  17. ADFG opens early run of Kenai kings to catch-and-releaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    After years of depressed stocks and depressed fishermen, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has opened the early king salmon sport fishery for the first time since 2012. This accompanies several other early king runs throughout Southcentral and in the Arctic, correlating with warmer marine temperatures.

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  18. Murkowski hosts Kenai field hearing on federal conflictsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski visited Kenai on May 31 to hold a field hearing for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that she chairs on how federal management conflicts with local management on the Kenai Peninsula. Wildfire management drove much of the conversation, but federal land management that limits access to fishing and hunting were also major points.

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  19. Inside Real Estate: As you may have guessed, Anchorage home listings on riseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Spring and early summer is the time of year when sellers like to put their homes on the market and our uncertain economic outlook has no doubt helped increase Anchorage's inventory. A snapshot of a week's inventory of available homes in May when compared to the same time in 2015, shows a 64 percent increase in active for sale single family homes.

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  20. Peninsula support companies feel pinch of oil industry layoffsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The round tables were fringed with people chatting leisurely and exchanging bits of news, like they were on lunch break. A few feet away, two young men ignored the conversation and clicked away on desktop computers.

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