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Jakob Brown hung upside down on the ropes dangling from the tower. Other children played above him. "I love it," Jakob said. He dropped his feet and spun around. "Mommy," the 8-year-old said. "Mom. Mom.

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 9:07pm

There’s an inordinate amount of blending required to paint a history of Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski area; it may have something to do with the outdoor latex paint, which requires layer after layer to bring out vivid color and still more work to blend colors together. The blending is the last step in...

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 9:07pm

Dreams do come true. The final phase of the Soldotna Creek Park Improvement Project "been in everybody's dream box for a long time" will soon become a reality, according to Soldotna Parks and Recreation director Andrew Carmichael.

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 9:07pm

A 26-year-old man was shot in the leg in Nikiski early Friday morning. He was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 9:08pm

Police are still seeking the two men who assaulted a women in Soldotna on June 4. The Soldotna Police Department has no active leads on the men, but it is still cooperating with area police departments and the public. Without new information, the department will soon relegate the case to an inactive...

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 4:10pm

The city of Kenai is requesting that residents restrict their water usage, as the city has been consuming more water than its wells can produce. "It's the weather and the time of year that causes us to lose ground," City Manager Rick Koch said.

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 8:46pm

A 26-year-old man was shot in the leg in Nikiski early Friday morning. He was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Alaska State Troopers reported the man was riding in the bed of a truck that was driving east on Industrial Avenue when he was shot. Two other people w...

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 11:47am

Several million freshwater shrimp started their day with clear, bright skies, abundant space and few predators in sight Thursday at Stormy Lake near Nikiski. But all of that changed around 4:30 p.m.

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 8:46pm

The city of Soldotna lowered its property tax levy rate at Wednesday night's council meeting. The rate will drop from 0.65 mills to 0.5 mills. With the new, decreased rate, for every $100,000 of house, owners will pay $50.

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 8:46pm

Following its $5 million campaign, Camp K on Kenai Lake renovated its almost 50-year-old grounds, which included building new infrastructure to replace its U.S. Forest Service donated cabins.

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 5:05pm


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