Areas of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge have been opened to snowmaching.
Refuge Manager Andy Loranger on Monday announced the opening of all areas of the refuge traditionally open to snow machining.
The oil tax law touted as guaranteeing Alaska a bigger slice of the profits pie when oil prices rise may well have boomeranged.
A "progressivity" formula in the current law, known as ACES, ratchets up tax rates on oil profits sharply when prices rise.
Three-year-old Daxten Mullin ran from room to room Thursday at the empty home of his grandmother, Elaine Cunningham. The house is the most recently completed Central Peninsula Habitat for Humanity home built in Kenai.
With Gov. Sean Parnell's fiscal year 2015 budget proposing $1.3 billion less in the general fund than the current year, funds for a $17 million expanded Soldotna Regional Sports Complex aren't figured into the plan.