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Alaska wildfire responders keeping an eye on dry conditions 

updated 9:47pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Green leaves have popped out on trees throughout interior Alaska, but the dry vegetation below is putting wildfire responders on edge.

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Firefighters urge caution heading into Memorial Day weekend

05/21/15

Division of Forestry firefighters in Soldotna headed to their 18th wildland fire of the season Thursday as Kenai Peninsula departments prepared for the Memorial Day weekend and the inevitable influx of visitors.

Kenai raises fees

05/21/15

Rents for some residents of Kenai's Vintage Pointe senior housing will rise, as well as fees at the city boat launch during the personal use fishery.

Nikiski grads leave with ample Bulldog pride

05/21/15

The 48 2015 Nikiski Middle-High School graduating seniors are departing with their Bulldog spirit. Before the tassels were turned and caps tossed, Senior Class President Bryce Jensen took the stage to address his classmates one final time.

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Sports

NLC soccer tourney Day 1

The Soldotna girls, winners of five of the last seven Northern Lights Conference titles, opened up their annual campaign at the conference tournament with a 9-1 victory over Palmer on Thursday in Palmer.

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Outdoors

Tight Lines: Anglers gear up for fishing season

Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional start of salmon season on the Kenai Peninsula, and while numerous conservation measures are in place, there have been reports of good fishing for kings in Cook Inlet.

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Opinion

Op-ed: The rail fantasy

The Amtrak crash outside of Philadelphia was an invitation for practically every politician in the Northeast and every transit expert in America to complain about lack of funding for the county's infrastructure.

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Arts & Entertainment

Reeling it in: 'Mad Max' blazes down 'Fury Road'

"Mad Max: Fury Road"
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There's a recurring element in this week's insanely entertaining action adventure "Mad Max: Fury Road," that sums up what I love about not only this film, but it's predecessors as well.

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Community

Verbatim: Parting is such sweet sorrow

As the school year is ending, yearbooks start getting signed. Some have long, meaningful paragraphs.

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Dispatch

Kids collecting trash help Kenai River Spring Cleanup

As the budding leaves and warmer temperatures bring promise of the summer season and hours spent enjoying the mighty Kenai River, members of our community young and old were found volunteering ... Read More

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