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Photos: Kenai fishing frenzy

Jaycee Ivy, of Anchorage, watches as Brennen Willing, of Chugiak, bonks a fish caught in his dipnet Saturday July 12, 2014 near the mouth of the Kenai River in Kenai, Alaska. Several hundred people lined...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-28/photos-kenai-fishing-frenzy
State
Yukon River king salmon returns see improvement

...listed in the treaty, which is 55,000 fish, managers said.It's the first time...Everybody did their part, and we're getting fish up there," said Fred Bue, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Fairbanks. "It's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-28/yukon-river-king-salmon-returns-see-imp
State
Governor asks feds to buy surplus salmon

...1 million cases, or two years' worth of fish, at current demand, Parnell said.The Department of Fish and Game said the 219 million was a preliminary...The pink harvest wound up at 226 million fish.Bruce Schactler, food aid program coordinator...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-27/governor-asks-feds-buy-surplus-salmon
State
Empire Editorial: Harvest season is upon us

...weathering a hard winter in 2006-07 when record snows blanketed the region and buried food sources. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has done well in managing this resource; pellet surveys in recent years indicate a growing population of deer and this...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-27/empire-editorial-harvest-season-upon-
Opinion
Around Town for Sunday, July 27

...conference room. Details: 463-1224. Alaskans Afield: GPS& Geocaching Adventure, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Meet at the Fish Creek Parking Area. "Staying Alive" Al-Anon family group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Resurrection Lutheran Church library...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-27/around-town-sunday-july-27
Local
My Turn: Applying environmental protection where it matters

...Mining will require toxic chemicals for processing the ore, which could significantly upset the food chain from insects to fish to the human population. Pebble is a mining proposal that deserves the highest degree of environmental scrutiny because the...

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Opinion
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero

Opens Friday, Aug 1, 2014 Synopsis: A group of adventurous young friends on a trip to the Caribbean decide to explore a secluded island, where they unleash a highly contagious, flesh-eating virus after swimming in contaminated water, and exploring a research facility that houses a terrifying secret. Somewhere on an uncharted island deep in the Caribbean, the doctors at a secluded research lab have managed to quarantine Porter (Sean Astin), the first person to be infected by an aggressive flesh-eating virus. Meanwhile, not too far away, Marcus (Mitch Ryan) is preparing to get married when his brother Josh (Brando Eaton), Josh's girlfriend Penny (Jillian Murray), and their best friend Dobbs (Ryan Donowho) lure him onto a luxury yacht to celebrate his last night of freedom. Upon arriving at a picturesque island that isn't on the maps, Josh and Penny stay on the beach to do a little snorkeling while Marcus and Dobbs set up the campsite. Returning to the tent in a panic after spotting scores of dead fish in the water, Penny breaks out in a rash that Josh credits to some bad local ganja. Later, when Josh also shows signs of infection, Marcus and Dobbs venture out for help and break into the darkened research facility, which appears to have been the scene of a bloody struggle. Their worst fears are realized when they discover that they have stumbled upon the site of a deadly outbreak, and that the egomaniacal doctor (Currie Graham) in charge is determined to take credit for curing the disease -- even if it means that no one gets off the island alive. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Ryan Donowho, Brando Eaton, Jillian Murray, Mitch Ryan Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

This week's Southeast sportfish report

...Auke Bay, North Douglas, DIPAC, and Fish Creek pond. For anglers fishing in the...toward their annual limit. Regulations for Fish Creek Pond on Douglas Island Use of bait...regulations do not apply in the freshwaters of Fish Creek proper (excluding Fish Creek Pond...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/weeks-southeast-sportfish-report
Outdoors
Sport fish report for the week of July 7

...Bay, North Douglas, Shelter Island and Fish Creek. Anglers are reminded that the Terminal...toward their annual limit. Regulations for Fish Creek Pond on Douglas Island are as follows...regulations do not apply in the freshwaters of Fish Creek proper (excluding Fish Creek Pond...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-11/sport-fish-report-week-july-7
Outdoors
Public comment period opens for KSM mine

...for the project would address potential impacts in Alaska on fish; recreational and commercial fisheries and human health from...is British Columbia's third largest salmon river, producing fish that are caught by both Canadians and Alaskans. Alaskan tribes...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-24/public-comment-period-opens-ksm-mine
Outdoors

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