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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10046 Chaplain Richard Williams speaks at the Soldotna Community Memorial Park in Soldotna during a Memorial Day ceremony.

Community pauses to remember

Residents around the central Kenai Peninsula paused Monday to remember those who have died in service of their country. Memorial Day began with the Posting of the Colors at the Avenue of Flags ceremony at the Kenai Cemetery at 10 a.m.

by Kelly Sullivan

Wildfire burns half-acre near Funny River Road

A ten-foot burn pile sparked a half-acre wildfire on Sunday after a man lost control of it near his Funny River home. Firefighters were called to the scene at about 1:30 p.m.
Rashah McChesney

Mushroom hunters find tasty harvest on the Kenai Peninsula

The Central Kenai Peninsula is projected to yield a bountiful harvest of morel mushrooms this season. Mushroom hunters are already on the move, combing through the undergrowth and forest floor.
Kelly Sullivan

Woman hanging on Shell ship since Friday ends drill protest

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - The woman who had been hanging off the anchor chain of a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell's plans to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean ended her dayslong protest north of Seattle on Monday morning.

Astronaut's visit excites Ketchikan students

KETCHIKAN (AP) - It takes approximately eight minutes and 52 seconds for a shuttle carrying astronauts to the International Space Station to get to space, according to astronaut Steve Swanson, who visited Ketchikan earlier this month.
MEGAN PETERSEN
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