ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage judge agreed to move quickly on a lawsuit challenging an emergency order that allowed two Alaska gubernatorial candidates to fuse their campaigns into one ticket for the November general election.
It'll take four years and more than $1 million in state and grant funds, but if the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's recently approved plan succeeds, the Soldotna Creek Drainage should be free of invasive northern pike by 2018.
With a 51-6 rout of Northern Lights Conference opponent Homer on Saturday, the Soldotna Stars football team can breathe easier after clinching a spot in the medium-schools state playoffs.
Not that they needed the relief.
Last week, a group of people from Russia came to visit the Kenai Peninsula. They were here not to discuss the geopolitical situation, but something more important - Pacific salmon conservation and management.
From coping with severe family illnesses to a love of Alaska and a passion for writing Christian fiction, co-authors Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse have bonded over their specific commonalities.