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Split decision in water reservation case

...valuable to the public than protecting wild salmon habitat.""This decision doesn't do enough to protect fish in the Chuitna River because it doesn't keep water flowing in the salmon-spawning areas of Middle Creek," Burnett said.In a statement...
Fish Factor: Salmon streams' future

...Natural Resources will hear both sides on competing claims to water rights for salmon streams at Upper Cook Inlet's Chuitna River or for a proposed coal mine. If the department opts for the mine, the decision would establish a state precedent...
Proposed coal mine development draws water rights debate

...Water rights advocates will be able to provide input in August on a proposal by Delaware-based PacRim Coal to empty a Chuitna River tributary that provides a habitat for salmon.KTOO-FM reported PacRim Coal has applied for traditional, perpetual...
Letter: Seize the moment and protect salmon

...Pacific salmon. The same stream is now threatened by a competing permit application. The water in question is the Chuitna River, which flows into upper Cook Inlet. Underneath the stream lies coal, which PacRim Coal, an out-of-state corporation...
State news in brief

...appeal.The coalition bills itself as a group of landowners, fishermen and conservationists working to protect the Chuitna River from "destruction" by mine developers. Soldotna driver convicted of assaulting joggersKENAI - A jury has convicted...
Alaskans must stand firm to protect salmon habitat

...will determine the fate of wild Alaska salmon for generations to come.Some folks from Texas want to strip-mine the Chuitna River watershed on the west side of Cook Inlet so they can send coal to China. To get to the coal, they want to destroy...
Alaska editorial: Maintain access: New law keeps fishing stream rights on the state's agenda

...federal government doesn't plan to hold onto the land in perpetuity. Alaskans can see this in a dispute concerning the Chuitna River across Cook Inlet from Anchorage. Based on a federal decision that the river was not navigable, the local village...
Alaska tells Tyonek to drop Chuitna River claims

...Corp. to stop claiming exclusive fishing rights to the Chuitna River, about 45 miles west of Anchorage. Tyonek owns land...trespassers. It has been warning anglers that the bed of the Chuitna River is privately owned and that anyone walking, wading...
Dispute over Chuitna River calls for cool heads, respect

...before. By now we should know that it's time to take a deep breath. The corporation claims land on both sides of the Chuitna River - and asserts rights to the riverbed, claiming that wading, walking or standing in the river is trespass. Wrong...
Alaska river dispute leads to website changes

...Irwin sent a letter last month ordering the Tyonek Native Corp. to "cease-and-desist" ownership claims to the Chuitna River riverbed and stop blocking public access. The Web site of a lodge owned by the corporation has advertised exclusive...


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