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Salmonfest vendors educate despite low Friday attendance 

updated 9:44pm

The breakout year for Salmonfest, formerly known as Salmonstock, was hampered slightly by a nearly 10-hour closure of the Seward Highway, but that didn't keep educational vendors from showing up to spread the word about protecting salmon in Alaska.

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New ruling on protective orders for Alaska Native tribes

Today, 9:40pm

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Native tribes will no longer be forced to go the extra mile to have their domestic violence restraining orders enforced by the state.

Bland Peninsula winter improves moose-car collision rate

07/31/15

Spotting a moose early, slowing down and passing it safely is the best case scenario for drivers who come across the animals on the Kenai Peninsula's highways.

Hope continued to grow

07/30/15

HOPE Community Resource Inc.,'s Kenai Community Center opened Thursday, four weeks ahead of schedule.

With protest over, Shell prepares for Arctic Ocean drilling

Today, 8:49pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Hours after a repaired Shell icebreaker eased past protesters in Oregon to join an Arctic drilling operation, the oil giant used other vessels in its flotilla to begin ...

Lightning and other nuisances

07/30/15

Tuesday was eventful day for Sterling resident Terry Smith. While dipnetting that morning he discovered a nest of bees in his boat, which swarmed him when he tried to start the motor.

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Twins win 4th straight at state tourney to make finale

The American Legion Twins are no strangers to working back through a double-elimination bracket, so after losing game one of the Legion State Baseball tournament on Tuesday, the challenge fit right into their wheelhouse. The Post 20 crew is looking to stage a complete comeback by winning a state ...

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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

What others say: Working toward marijuana consensus

If this week's meeting about retail marijuana in downtown Fairbanks was any indication, there will be plenty of discussion before the community is on the same page with regard to its policy for commercial sale of the newly legal drug.

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Arts & Entertainment

Pioneer Potluck: About Bernie and I returning from Colorado

We had stayed so long on the ground in Denver, because of a lightening, thunder, rain storm, our arrival time in Anchorage was late. This made our connections with the little airplane to Kenai just minutes to spare. As we were getting ready to land, Bernie announces to me, “Now when we land grab your luggage and run in the airport. We have to run to the boarding gate for Kenai, so when we get off, you just follow me.” Okay I said.

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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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