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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.

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 9:29pm

With less than a month to go, nearly half of the expected Kenai Peninsula Borough applicants for state disaster aid have applied for grant money to recover from the Kenai flooding earlier this fall.

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 9:29pm

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.

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 9:29pm


Mon, 12/16/2013 - 9:52pm

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.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 9:51pm

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.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 9:51pm

Sunday night, multiple Alaska State Troopers were called to Nikiski to respond to a situation. Trooper spokesperson Beth Ipsen said the troopers responded to a domestic violence incident involving gunfire.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 9:51pm

ANCHORAGE - There are herds of cattle on a pair of remote Alaska islands that have survived for decades despite any number of threats to their existence. The animals have been abandoned. They've been forced to adapt to brutal winters.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 8:55pm

Less than 20 minutes after a car collided with a moose on the Kenai Spur Highway Thursday, the dead ungulate was winched up onto an Alaska Moose Federation truck and standstill traffic had resumed.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 8:56pm

Soldotna residents may have noticed a new face in law enforcement around town. Soldotna Police started field training one new recruit, Mitchell Burdick, last month, and another officer, Ian Koenig, will arrive in January.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 8:55pm


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