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            With Super Bowl excitement twelve middle school teams ages 9-14 from around the Kenai Peninsula gathered at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska (CLCA) in Kenai for the First Lego League Kenai Qualifier Robotics Tournament November 17th.  Accor...

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 10:38am

            With lots of “Candy Cane Wishes and Sugarplum Dreams” the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center did a superb job of hosting the traditional Christmas Comes to Kenai festivities on the day after Thanksgiving. According to executive director J...

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 10:37am

            4G LTE wireless service is now available on the Kenai Peninsula and throughout Alaska.  In an interview with the Dispatch, Randy Dobbs Alaska Communications general manager southwest district said that means faster wireless data speeds through the ...

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 1:33pm

With Christmas having officially come to Kenai the sounds of bells and happy smiles from those standing at the Salvation Army Kettles is also underway.  Kicking off the Kettle ringing this year was a $1,000 check from First National Bank Alaska (FNBA).  Charlie Weimer and Brendyn Shiflea o...

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 1:31pm

            Two hundred some senior citizens on the Central Peninsula had a double Thanksgiving dinner last week thanks to the employees of Marathon and Hilcorp and a tradition started by the oil and gas industry many years ago at the Kenai Senior Center.  “...

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 1:28pm

            Thanksgiving is the family feasting day that for children launches the anticipation of opening presents Christmas morning, for adults the shopping frenzy and having something for each child to unwrap under the tree.  It can be a challenging time wh...

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 1:19pm

The newest pizzeria in Soldotna has actually been around for several decades and has been a favorite for take out and by the slice, but Pizza Boys on the Sterling Highway just past Trustworthy Hardware is a totally new restaurant with new interior, exterior, new hot sandwiches and new old brew. Jenn...

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 10:05am

It started as an experiment to improve fall reading remediation by encouraging kids to read during the summer. Twelve years ago Gloria Sweeney and her cohorts at K-Beach Elementary tagged it RIGS (Reading Is Great in Summer) and every fall crown a king or queen of reading among the summer reading pa...

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 10:01am

Homer Electric Association (HEA) members were given an opportunity in Kenai and Homer last week to learn about the latest advances in energy technology and conservation at HEA’s fourth annual Energy & Conservation Fair. The purpose of the fair according to Joe Gallagher is to help HEA members ...

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 9:57am

Ever since craftsmen have been constructing tall buildings there has been a celebration when the top beam or steel girder is put in place that has become known as a “Topping Out” celebration, sometimes referred to as topping off. Iron Workers of Local 751 recently held a Topping Out celebration ...

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 9:53am


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