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After 40-plus years living in the Central Kenai Peninsula area I finally spend approximately three days under the care and supervision of the staff of Central Peninsula Hospital. What an experience. One thing that struck me was the lack of that ol’ hospital smell, you know that antiseptic odor or ...

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 8:56am

Did I just hear what I heard? I just finished listening to the Board of Fish meeting by live streaming on my computer.They voted 5 to 2 in favor of taking no action on the 6 petitions in front of them. Granted they were received with little time to study. Seems like that’s the magic word with boar...

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 9:23am

East Side Set-netter ‘No weakling here can take a chance They’re weeded out like chaff No beardless youth or city dude Can stand the hard, hard gaff. Men and women with lots of guts, my lad- Crew that never cry For they have to fight from dawn to night Or else go down and die. With a twenty foot...

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 9:18am

Kenai king salmon austerity has gone too far. King salmon returns are weak in many areas of Alaska this year. The early and late run Kenai kings appear weak as well. Let's save the "why this is happening" for a different discussion. What should we do about this Kenai king salmon shortage? Should we:...

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 8:38am

My name is Avery Kornstad. I’m 13 years old and I’m a 4th generation east side commercial setnetter that lives in Kenai year around. I’m the great-granddaughter of Joyce and Wendell Honea who founded our site in 1961. For every summer of my life I’ve looked forward to fishing for red salmon ...

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 9:25am

I wonder if anyone has really considered all aspects of the state building their own large diameter pipeline from the North Slope to tidewater?   Costs of the project would probably run in the billions and the question of where the funds would be appropriated from, can they be recovered over a ...

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 9:22am

When Alaska's economy collapsed in 1986, there wasn't a single spec home built in Anchorage for six years. Apartments and condos didn't resume in quantity for 12. That's typical of how long it takes for economies to turn around. When Bush took office, thanks to eight years of Clinton's policies, the...

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 8:47am

Last week my wife and I were out dipnetting and had trouble with the fuel filter. A Kenai River guide and his wife took time out to tow us to the dock. I just wanted to say thanks for the help....

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 8:50am

The Kenai Peninsula, like all of Alaska, is facing some tough choices in this election cycle. I would not presume to advise you on how to vote, but I can say you have sent the legislature an extraordinary man in Tom Wagoner. I did not know him before he showed up in Juneau. Tom first got my attentio...

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 8:48am

This week, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game closed commercial fishing for east-side set netters on the Kenai Peninsula due to a low king salmon return. As a set netter based off Cohoe Loop near Humpy Point, this came as a devastating blow to what has already been a dismal season for those of u...

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 8:45am

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