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Crowds celebrate Independence Day despite poor weather 

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Nothing could rain on Kenai's annual "Honoring our Hometown Heros" Independence Day parade this year - not even rain.

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Trooper in deadly collision with motorcyclist identified


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 58-year-old Anchorage man is dead after troopers say he caused an accident while trying to flee a traffic stop on his motorcycle. Motorcyclist Michael Kemper was pronounced dead at the scene Friday evening.

Egg-spenses on the rise: Avian flu outbreak in Lower 48 leads to higher costs


Egg prices have shot up across the central Kenai Peninsula within the past month, causing concern for local sellers and buyers. The increase is due to a massive loss of laying hens in Lower 48 poultry operations.

Farmers, state agencies keep eye on local flocks


Alaska flocks have not yet been stricken by the largest avian influenza outbreak to hit the poultry industry in history. The risk is still there for infection on a local scale.

Despite criticism, mobile food cart regs sent to Soldotna Council with no changes


It's a lucrative business model for some. Park a mobile trailer inside city limits in Soldotna for a few months out of the summer, feed the throngs of tourists, then park and close to avoid the expenses of staying open during the slower winter months.

Operational plan submitted for Kenai, Kasilof gillnets


The Ninilchik Traditional Council has submitted operational plans for both the Kasilof and Kenai rivers subsistence gillnets approved by the Federal Subsistence Board in a hotly contested January decision.

Kenai City Council gives guidance on marijuana issues


Kenai City Council members provided recommendations for the Planning and Zoning Commission to use as guidance for developing marijuana regulations during a Wednesday night meeting.



Fishing report: Slow start for kings, but plenty of other options

The Kenai River opened to sport fishing for king salmon on Wednesday, and despite restrictions on bait and the area open to king fishing, a fair number of anglers were on the water to wet a line.

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What others say: Watershed officials advocate for use of herbicide on Elodea

The decision to make environmental changes is one that should never be taken lightly. This is especially true when the consequences of the changes being made could be out of your control once the process is initiated.

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Arts & Entertainment

Love unique theaters, different crowds, and even the different concession options

In the past few years I've been lucky enough to travel quite a bit, and one of my favorite things about being in a new place is going to the movies. I know, I've heard it all before, "You can go to a movie anywhere.

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Business news

â–  The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce next meets today at noon at Froso's Restaurant in Soldotna. Larry Persily, assistant to the borough mayor, will provide an update on the Alaska LNG Project. RSVP to 262-9814.

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CPH offers Breast Health navigators

Central Peninsula Hospital (CPH) recently introduced a new program for community members faced with the daunting challenge of a breast cancer diagnosis.

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