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In an e-mail to the Dispatch U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski wrote, “Happy Ted Stevens Day, Alaska! Theodore Fulton Stevens was the Alaskan of the 20th Century and a tireless advocate for the 49th state. He was committed to our people, our economy and all that we contribute for America – from nation...

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 12:39pm

With king salmon returns at an all-time low, the annual Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) Kenai River Classic continued for a second year as a catch and release event. Extra effort also was given to educate the more than 100 Classic participants, policymakers and visiting dignitaries on th...

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 2:03pm

Since 1977 Brad Debellis has been doing all kinds of glass work on the Kenai Peninsula where he and his wife Gerri have become known for their award winning custom projects. From restoring glass in classic automobiles like a customized '42 Willys truck, to custom cutting windows for log homes, C&...

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 1:59pm

Competition rowing in Alaska is growing thanks to the Midnight Sun Rowing Association who has a landing dock and storage on Mackey Lake where they do most of their training. Winners of many state, national, and international medals the Midnight Sun Rowers are a non-profit organization dedicated to p...

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 1:57pm

The 9th Annual Frontier Community Services (FCS) World Series of Baseball drew a host of local, state, and national dignitaries from as far away as Juneau to join the community fun, toss the first pitch, and steal the bases. Originally the idea of Joe Malatesta, a professional umpire and long time r...

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 1:49pm

While the rest of the nation suffered sweltering heat waves, floods, power outages and record storms, parade goers on the Kenai Peninsula were bringing parkas and blankets to bundle to up with. Weather coupled with the 4th of July falling in the middle of the week this year caused many to wonder how...

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 3:36pm

In 2006, when Copper River Seafoods first arrived in Kenai to purchase fish, an important promise was made to the fishermen: "We're staying." Six years later, Scott Blake - President, CEO and Alaskan fisherman - reports, "We've been growing our business in the region and today the company fulfills t...

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 8:00am

While the days may be getting shorter once again, the summer solstice of 2012 will be memorable for being postcard perfect in many ways. While the longest day of the year often goes un-noticed outdoors on the Kenai Peninsula because it is usually cloaked in clouds accompanied by winds and rainy weat...

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 8:00am

Parking spaces have replaced the full service pumps at the historic Soldotna "Y" Chevron station and an all new convenience store welcomes you inside the facility once owned by the legendary Les Anderson. Anderson the man who still holds the world record for the largest king salmon ever caught is re...

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 8:00am

It started nearly two decades ago when Pat Reese's family and a couple of friends that shared the same vision for quilting got together to present the Peninsula's first quilt show known as Quilting on the Kenai. "It really grew beyond our wildest dreams," says Pat of Robin's Place Fabrics the shows ...

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 8:00am


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