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Too early to predict strength of king salmon run on the Kenai

...than they've been in several years.King salmon fishing was restricted on the Kenai River in 2012. The U.S. Department of Commerce declared a fisheries disaster and paid millions to Cook Inlet fishermen.Soldotna-based Fish and Game area...
Furthering entrepreneurial spirit, innovation

Next week, the Juneau Economic Development Council will host the third Innovation Summit in Juneau. The U.S. Forest Service co-sponsors this gathering of business leaders, government officials, and local stakeholders every year.
Alaska increases estimate of salmon disaster

ANCHORAGE - Alaska commercial fishermen lost an estimated $16.8 million in direct revenue tied to fishing closures because of recent poor king salmon returns, according to new figures prepared by state officials.
Stevens presents fish farm permitting bill to Congress

Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens supports a new fish farm permitting system proposed by the Bush administration, but wants states to have the option of banning the industry within 200 miles of their shorelines.
State briefs

Body found in Port of Anchorage; Alaska to receive funds to help offenders; New airport plan spares park; UAA receives $110,000 from Commerce Department
We can and we must

Last week while in Anchorage, I had the opportunity to attend two gubernatorial debates and watch a third on television. I've paid close attention to the campaign, but one thing came through far more clearly at the debates than it does in the news coverage.
Northwest Digest

Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest.
Online marketing becomes ideal avenue for Alaska entrepreneurs

From merchandise made of moose droppings to half-moon-shape Ulu knives, Alaska-theme products are finding a worldwide market on the Web.
Alaska Digest

staff and Wire reports
Juneau Empire Story Archive

He was born Dec. 4, 1935 in Petersburg and had worked as a bartender in Juneau. He also fished commercially. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1098 and Elks Lodge 1615. Survivors include his wife Sandy Ellis of Petersburg, son Rodney Ellis of Sitka and grandchildren Crystal, Amy, Katie Jo and Brandy.


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