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Alaska Earthquake Center

  A spate of earthquakes widely felt in Southcentral Alaska lately has some wondering if that's a good sign or a bad sign, insofar as larger quakes are concerned.

Checking with Natalia Ruppert, a seismologist with the Alaska Earthquake Center in Fairbanks, reveals you can't make assumptions on future quakes based on what we're feeling now.

 

It’s taken some time, but the city of Soldotna is moving closer to putting new regulations in place for the cannabis industry.

 

An effort to get a proposed borough-wide bed tax on next year’s ballot has been postponed until March.

 

 


AK LNG

 


 

With the Walker administration’s recent announcement that it has a tentative LNG buyer in China, plans for the AK LNG line could be moving forward as soon as the middle of next year.

Kenai River Center

 

    

The Kenai Peninsula Borough planning commission dealt with something new at its meeting this week. For the first time, it had to handle a permit denial for building within the borough’s 50 foot habitat protection zone.

A small earthquake on the Kenai Peninsula was felt as far away as Anchorage early this afternoon.

The Alaska Earthquake Center reported a 4.6 magnitude quake centered six miles northeast of Sterling at 12:17 p.m., at a depth of 23 miles. An even smaller, and unfelt 2.2 magnitude aftershock was recorded at 12:21 p.m. in roughly the same spot.

No damage or injuries were reported.

 

It’s been 20 years since the state Board of Fisheries held a meeting on the Kenai Peninsula.

City of Soldotna

 

Each year, the city of Kenai puts together a big report detailing the ups and downs of that year’s dipnet season. Down the road in Soldotna, the crowds don’t get quite so big during the peak rush in mid-July, but the Parks and Recreation Department keeps busy handling all those visiting fishermen nonetheless.

While Dutch Harbor, Kodiak and Bristol Bay net all the headlines for the volume and value of their yearly commercial seafood harvests, two fishing ports on the Kenai Peninsula do rank in the top 50 nationwide in both categories.

Tutka Bay hatchery releases face setback

Nov 13, 2017

 


A contentious plan to move most of a hatchery operation to the head of Tutka Bay near Homer was walked back slightly over the weekend.

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