Kenai Dipnet Fishery Opens Next Week

first_imgJohna Beech, Executive Director of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce said although the fishery has its challenges, the annual influx of fishermen extends Kenai’s profitable tourist season… Koch: “Dip netting starts on July 10th on the Kenai. Kasilof is earlier, but July 10th to July 31st is the normal PU fishery. That can be changed by emergency order and you’re familiar with how those work, sometimes there’s other openings, sometimes there’s other closures, but from the 10th to the 31st are the 21 days of the PU fishery.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享July on the Kenai is synonymous with dipnet fishing. Kenai City Manager Rick Koch said we’re just over a week away from the official opening… The City of Kenai was relieved during last year’s fishery when no 24-hour openings were ordered. Managers say the round-the-clock openings of 2012 made it impossible to rake fish waste from the beaches and asked the state fish managers to discontinue the practice. That request was denied. Beech: “Here, in Kenai, we have the dip netting season, which is July 10th to the 31st, so we’ll see a huge increase of numbers here in the Kenai area. But there are some places that their tourism peaks in the first part of July and they’re tapered off and already starting to close by Labor Day. We have a pretty nice shoulder season, especially with the winter being so mild. We were starting to see RV traffic in the first part of May.”last_img read more

General Motors Issues Recalls Over Faulty Brake Pedals

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享General Motors has issued a recall for over 426,000 2015-2016 pick-ups and police SUVs in the U.S. because of potentially loose brake pedals that can make stopping difficult, if not impossible. The problem is with a nut on the brake pedal’s pivot point that can loosen, allowing the pedal to move in any direction. No accidents or injuries related to the problem have been reported so far. The recall is related to 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD pickups, Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicles, and GMC Sierra 2500 HD pickups. GM has not specified a repair schedule yet.last_img

Jaguars slip to fourth in PCL points standings

first_imgFive-time defending champions, Guyana Jaguars have slipped to fourth with 24.8 points after two rounds of the West Indies Professional Cricket League Championships. Jaguars entered the second round with 21 points but only managed 3.8 points after losing outright to Barbados Pride by seven wickets. Pride currently lie third in the standings with 25.6 points while Windward Islands Volcanoes sit in second place after ending the two rounds with 29.4 points. Trinidad and Tobago Red Force lead the table with 29.6 points. Jamaica Scorpions are below in fifth place Jaguars with 14.8 points after two draws and a winless Leeward Islands Hurricanes are on 4.2 points.Scorpion’s Paul Palmer, leads the run charts with 262 runs and a best of 116 not out. He is trailed by Red Force’s duo, Darren Bravo (199) and Joshua DaSilva (193) as well as Pride’s Kyle Mayers (186), Hurricane’s Kieran Powell (179) and Volcanoe’s Kaveem Hodge (172).  Tagenarine Chanderpaul (146), Christopher Barnwell (140), Vishaul Singh (110) and Chandrapaul Hemraj (106) are the only Jaguars’ batsmen with over 100 runs.Red Force’s Akeal Hosein tops the wickets column with 15 wickets and is followed by Volcanoes’ Shane Shillingford with 11. Pride’s Jomel Warrican rounds off the podium of spinners with 10 wickets.Jaguars’ Nial Smith also has 10 wickets and his countrymen, Veerasammy Permaul and Keon Joseph have eight wickets each.  Jaguars head home for the third round where they host Red Force at Providence. The round also sees Scorpions hosting Pride at Sabina Park and Volcanoes inviting Hurricanes to Darren Sammy Stadium, St. Lucia in a day/night encounter. These matches will be played from Thursday to Sunday.last_img read more