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SeaLife Center mourns loss of sea lion


The Alaska SeaLife Center is grieving over the loss of one its family members. On Wednesday, Sugar, a 21-year-old Steller sea lion, was euthanized after having battled bone degeneration, an ailment that was discovered late last year.

Fish and Game predicts average year for Cook Inlet commercial harvest


Fish and Game predicts average year for Cook Inlet commercial harvest Managers say fishing strategy should be similar to 2014 season Commercial fisheries managers in the Cook Inlet are predicting a run of about 5.

Busy night for Kenai


Kenai's field of flowers, a meadow located between Lawton Drive and the Kenai Spur Highway which the city seeded with wildflowers last year, will not be getting a gazebo when it is recreated this summer.



SoHi, Kenai split opening day at NLC tourney

Whether it was the hot air inside the gym at Kenai Central High School, or the rabid Kardinals defense, something was stifling the Soldotna girls Thursday night in the first round of the Northern Lights Conference tournament.

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An Outdoor View: Clams and Kings

Not many years ago, if you wanted razor clams, you simply drove to the beach. Clams were plentiful, the digging was easy, and getting a limit of 60 was a cinch. No more. When I went last summer, I found only one small clam.

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Arts & Entertainment

'Nightcrawler' is certainly going to stick with one

Jake Gyllenhaal is one of those actors I find impressive, if not particularly appealing. He’s got a kind of weasily look that just never speaks “trustworthy” to me. In “Nightcrawler” 2014’s dark thriller about the underbelly of TV news, Gyllenhaal has found his vehicle. His Leo Bloom is disturbingly, intensely untrustworthy. He is, in fact, odious, but Gyllenhaal manages to make him completely compelling. “Nightcrawler” is one of those films you can’t take your eyes off of.

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New business opens for sweet tooths

For Bobbi England and her husband Steve, life is pretty sweet. On Monday, the two owners of Kenai Catering held the grand opening of their new shop in Kenai, Gotta Have Desserts.

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