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2011-05-23 09:15:00

EVANSTON, Ill., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial employment in Alaska increased 1.3% over the past twelve months according to the 2011 Alaska Manufacturers Directory, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI reports Alaska gained 434 industrial jobs from April 2010 to April 2011. Manufacturers' News reports Alaska is home to 916 manufacturers employing 33,491 workers. "The recovery is gaining momentum in Alaska and across the...

2009-06-21 14:40:43

The salmon population in the Gulf of Alaska has been dwindling as Pacific Ocean currents shift, Alaskan fisheries biologists say. The Anchorage Daily News said Saturday the Pacific decadal oscillation may be to blame for an increase in cooler waters in the Gulf of Alaska, where king salmon fishermen have struggled for two straight years. Changing water temperatures have also been blamed for the poor king salmon catches at Canada's Kodiak Island, Susitna Valley and Kenai Peninsula. As an...

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...

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2006-01-31 12:26:42

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Ash from a steadily erupting volcano in south-central Alaska wafted slowly toward the southern Kenai Peninsula and grounded flights to and from Kodiak Island on Monday. Scientists reported that hot, gaseous pyroclastic flows were seen coursing down the volcano's slopes. Augustine Volcano's eruption at 6:48 a.m. marked the fourth straight day of eruptions and generated an ash plume reaching almost five miles into the skies above Cook Inlet. The ash was moving east and...

2005-07-08 14:43:23

ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - Rising temperatures in Alaska have sparked an unusual number of storms along the state's south-central coast this summer, officials say, and the multitude of lightning strikes and resulting fires have burned more than 1 million acres . In recent weeks, there have been thunderstorms nearly every day along the normally temperate south-central coastline, Sharon Alden, manager of Alaska's fire weather program, said in an interview this week. So far this summer, there have...


Latest Kenai Peninsula Reference Libraries

Kenai Fjords National Park
2013-03-18 11:25:04

Kenai Fjords National Park is located in south-central Alaska along the Kenai Peninsula. The park holds 669,984 acres of protected land and is very near the city of Seward. It was named for its many fjords, which were created by moving glaciers that traveled through the Harding Icefield, one of America’s largest ice fields. There are at least 38 glaciers in the park with the largest being Bear Glacier. The efforts to establish the Kenai Fjords area as a national park began between the...

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2008-10-08 12:44:56

The Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) is present in North America in both saltwater and freshwater form. It is found throughout the polar regions and is the most northerly distributed of the char species. In Alaska, they are known only in the freshwater form. Arctic char are found in lakes in the Brooks Range, the Kigluaik Mountains, the Kuskokwim Mountains, the Alaska Peninsula, Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak Island, and in a small area of Interior Alaska near Denali Park. Like all chars, Arctic...

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