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2008-07-20 15:00:26

By Tim Bradner, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Jul. 20--Eklutna Inc. will break ground later this year on a 102-acre industrial park adjacent to the Birchwood airport in Eagle River, where the corporation owns lands. The area has access to roads and the airport, but its main attraction to tenants will be access to the Alaska Railroad and ground space to store equipment and materials, according to Curtis McQueen, Eklutna's chief executive officer. Industrial-use land is getting...

2008-07-01 00:14:20

Alaska officials say they will lease part of the volcano Mount Spurr to encourage geothermal exploration, The director found and the commissioner concurred, that the potential benefits of Mount Spurr Geothermal Lease Sale No. 3, as conditioned, outweigh the possible adverse impacts, and that the sale will best serve the interests of the state of Alaska, the Division of Oil and Gas said in a statement. Mount Spurr, located on the west side of Cook Inlet, erupted in 1992. Petroleum News...

2008-06-19 12:00:00

By Kevin Klott, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Jun. 19--DEEP CREEK -- The halibut fishing got crazy around 5:30 Monday afternoon as the incoming tide began to slack in the icy waters of the Cook Inlet. A plume of steam rose from Mount Iliamna several miles north, the Cook Inlet bluffs looked like skyscrapers to the east and sun glimmered off the rolling sea. But 200 feet below Dan Retzinger's 22-foot Hewescraft, a party of flatfish was getting started -- and all five of Retzinger's guests...

2007-06-06 15:00:21

By Brandon Loomis, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Jun. 6--SOLDOTNA -- Boaters on the Kenai River can rev up bigger, 50-horsepower motors starting next year because of a new state regulation that is supposed to make the river cleaner and safer. The move up from a maximum of 35 horsepower, announced Tuesday, is coupled with a required modernization away from older, polluting two-stroke motors and a cap on boat lengths at 21 feet. Presented by state officials as a way to reduce both fuel...

2006-03-16 06:37:18

KENAI, Alaska (AP) - Recent changes with the Augustine Volcano indicate that the activity the volcano is exhibiting now is less explosive than what occurred in January. Scientists, however, are continuing to keep an eye on the Cook Inlet volcano. Activity at the volcano climbed to a new level last week. Measurements and observations made on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday show the nature of the activity is less hazardous than the explosive activity the volcano exhibited in mid-January....

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2006-02-15 18:42:55

HOMER, Alaska (AP) - Hundreds of bald eagles that gather at the Homer spit each winter for handouts won't be so lucky now that the city council has passed an ordinance barring the feeding of eagles. The city council adopted the ordinance on Monday. It passed on a 4-2 vote. Homer acted one month after the state Board of Game declined to regulate the practice of eagle feeding. The state regulators said the problems were local and the jurisdiction federal. The new law bars deliberate feeding of...

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2006-02-10 06:53:02

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- From his home in Nanwalek, Vince Evans can stare across the water at Augustine Volcano as it pumps out clouds of ash and steam, but like many residents in the isolated village, Evans prefers to check the Internet for the latest on the erupting island mount. The Alaska Volcano Observatory's popular Web site lets the public track Augustine's activity, from live earthquake data to hourly updates on the blasts of ash and rocky pyroclastic flows that have rumbled down the...

2006-02-07 09:51:54

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A volcano in the Aleutian Islands coughed up an ash cloud Monday, prompting the Alaska Volcano Observatory to raise the mountain's threat level to code red. Satellites detected the cloud after it detached from the summit of 5,676-foot Cleveland Volcano, located near the Aleutian chain's halfway point. Code red, the highest threat level, means a significant eruption is occurring. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a temporary flight restriction in a cylindrical...

2006-02-06 22:13:07

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A volcano on an uninhabited island in Alaska erupted on Monday, sending a cloud of ash 22,000 feet into the air and triggering an elevation of the mountain's threat level. Scientists detected the morning eruption at Cleveland Volcano, a 5,676-foot peak, on satellite imagery, officials at the Alaska Volcano Observatory said. The observatory issued a Code Red warning, the highest level of alert, for the volcano, because the ash cloud was near a level...

2006-02-06 21:40:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A volcano on an uninhabited island in Alaska erupted on Monday, sending a cloud of ash 22,000 feet into the air and triggering an elevation of the mountain's threat level. Scientists detected the morning eruption at Cleveland Volcano, a 5,676-foot (1,730-meter) peak, on satellite imagery, officials at the Alaska Volcano Observatory said. The observatory issued a Code Red warning, the highest level of alert, for the volcano, because the ash cloud was near a level...


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