The Kenai Peninsula Fair in Ninilchik has a long tradition closing out the summer on Alaska's Playground with rain and mud and fun times for all. Not so in 2015, when fair goers came shirtless or in tank tops and flip flops.
"The Place" has been an iconic location for oil field workers on the North Rd. for nearly 50 years. A home away from home for those who came from all over the world to build the oil and gas industry in the Cook Inlet and Kenai Peninsula.
For the last five years the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula and the Kenai River Foundation, an association of professional fishing guides have partnered to take 60 some local youth fishing on the Kenai River in August.
For a franchise store to capture a national award is a great achievement. Last week local family owners of Arby's of Alaska Mike and Ted Navarre presented Tamara Johns, Soldotna Arby's store manager with her seventh Triple Ace Award.
It was the smiles on the faces of the kids that caught their first fish or zoomed down the Kenai River rocking and rolling over the waves that truly told the story of the 9th Annual Kenai River Junior Classic.