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KPC makes room for growing JumpStart program

07/27/15

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District juniors did not pass up the chance to enroll in JumpStart this year.

New director chosen for Alaska Division of Elections

07/27/15

JUNEAU - Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has chosen a new director for Alaska's Division of Elections.
Mallott asked for and accepted the resignation of Gail Fenumiai on Friday, said Claire Richardson, a special staff assistant to Mallott.

Deaths of whales off Kodiak may remain a mystery

07/27/15

ANCHORAGE - Researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales whose carcasses were found floating near Alaska's Kodiak Island, a scientist working on the case said Monday.

Kenai man arraigned on additional charges

07/27/15

A Kenai man has been arraigned on charges of burglary, theft and violating a protective order.

Humans versus Zombies at Soldotna Library

07/26/15

This summer, youth programs at the Soldotna Public Library are educating local students not only through reading, but also with hands-on activities that teach practical life-skills - such as how to stay alive during a zombie plague.

Marijuana legal, but finances remain in black market

07/26/15

Conrad Daley, executive director of the Alaska Cannabis Grower's Association, tried to get his organization a bank account for months, and has yet to keep one.

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Monday: Oilers topple Chinooks in extra innings

The Peninsula Oilers survived a late comeback attempt by the host Chugiak Chinooks to pick up a 5-4 Alaska Baseball League victory in 10 innings Tuesday. That most likely concludes the road portion of the Oilers regular-season slate.

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Outdoors

An Outdoor View: On filling the freezer

In a perfect world, we’d be eating a sandwich made from the last of last year’s salmon while catching our first salmon of this year. In reality, we sometimes catch more salmon than we can eat. When this happens, the fish end up in the garbage or fed to animals. Here are some tips that might help you determine how many fish you need.

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Opinion

Time for Kenai River guides to look in the mirror

Saturday, I witnessed something disturbing and disgusting. The night before, the managers of our resources announced they would liberalize the Kenai River king salmon sport fishery by lifting the restriction that bans scent and bait.

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Arts & Entertainment

Reeling it in: Tiny superhero a huge surprise

The early reviews for this week’s latest Marvel Comics outing, “Ant-Man,” were decidedly mediocre. Looking at sites like MetaCritic or Rotten Tomatoes you saw a lot of critics dismissing the film, and even those that liked it couched their opinions with caveats. “I liked the film, but ...”

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Community

Voices of Faith: When you get knocked down ...

Standing at the top of the Russian River Falls Trail I could not help but be overwhelmed by the majesty of God's creation. Despite the forecast rain it was a beautiful day.

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Dispatch

Hometown heroes honored at Kenai Independence Day Parade

The magic of Independence Day and the love of liberty was passed on to yet another generation thanks to efforts of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce, sponsors and hundreds who joined the annual 4th of July Parade and celebration this year.

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