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There have been other long, cold, snowy winters on the Kenai Peninsula but what just might set the winter of 2012 apart from the others is that after those football, hockey, basketball, or good report cards, there was no Dairy Queen to go to for a coaches or parental reward, no customized DQ Birthda...

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 1:07pm

According to John Land of Weems Geophysical it's just about time for the "fat lady" to sing on this winter's seismic mapping that his company was contracted to do for Buccaneer Energy Alaska, "The eco-field activity finished on schedule and all we have going on now are our crews picking up the geo-p...

Wed, 04/04/2012 - 9:17am

About eighty members of the local community joined local and state officials last Thursday to participate in the third "Choose respect" march and rally in Kenai. According to Barbara Waters of the LeeShore Center who coordinated the event this year Kenai was one of 123 communities in Alaska particip...

Wed, 04/04/2012 - 9:13am

Because the study of "itsey-bitsey, teeny-weenie, super-duper small things," or nanotechnologies have the potential to transform the way we live getting the next generation excited about the role they'll play in shaping our nano future is a challenge that the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska(CLC...

Wed, 04/04/2012 - 9:08am

A wide variety of opportunities arrayed themselves at the annual Peninsula Job Fair at the Soldotna Sports Center last Wednesday. This year’s Job Fair was bigger than ever with a greater variety of employers and educators being represented than ever before, along with more folks seeking work than ...

Wed, 04/04/2012 - 9:03am

From the more than 400 entries submitted in this year's Caring for the Kenai (CFK) environmental and disaster preparedness contest, a panel of eight judges from the professional community has selected twelve Kenai Peninsula Borough high school students to compete for over $28,000 in cash awards in t...

Wed, 03/21/2012 - 7:00am

The 14th Annual Soldotna Trustworthy Hardware & Fishing Ice Fishing Derby will go on record as one of the most challenging winters in the history of the event. The derby began as a call from the Miller family, owners of Soldotna Hardware, for folks to get outdoors and enjoy the Peninsula's Winte...

Wed, 03/21/2012 - 7:00am

As a part of the Leadership programs at Soldotna Montessori Charter School, many of the intermediate students hosted an Oxfam Hunger Banquet to highlight their work on topics regarding poverty and hunger both locally and globally. "People drew a card from a hat and it told them what group they would...

Wed, 03/21/2012 - 7:00am

"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild to pick up a book and read to a child," is Read Across America and Sharon Hale's mantra at Redoubt Elementary School. Hale has celebrated the good doctor's birthday since his centennial in 2004 when the NEA's Read Across America Day felt the occasion would ...

Wed, 03/21/2012 - 7:00am

Gail Phillips has been speaking for Alaskans since she was knee high to a gnome in Nome, Alaska where she grew up after being born in Juneau. As a Young Republican woman she worked her way up to be State Secretary of the Republican Party in Alaska, was elected to the legislature from Homer and becam...

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 9:48am


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