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It took a small army to complete the 16-by-28 foot community mural. Nearly 100 eager Nikiski community members filled in the panels over two full-day sessions in a seldom-used classroom at the Nikiski Recreation Center last Friday and Saturday.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:11pm

Pink salmon fishing in the Lower Cook Inlet could soon be revitalized as the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association finalized its purchase of the Port Graham Hatchery on Monday after nearly two years of planning, permitting and logistics.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:11pm

Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Begich said he remembers driving through the Kenai Peninsula five years ago, shortly after his election to the U.S. Senate, and noticing the economy here was not in the best of shape.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:10pm

JUNEAU - The House Finance Committee advanced Gov. Sean Parnell's plan for addressing the state's pension obligation Tuesday, but the issue was not yet settled.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:09pm

A Soldotna couple is facing multiple felonies after more than $8,200 was stolen from two organizations with ties to Central Emergency Services. Bank account records show the money was spent on multiple purchases and a trip to Disney Land, in addition to utility payments made to the Homer Electric Association and ENSTAR, according to court documents.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:37pm

With very little fanfare the Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education passed a more than $161,206,000 budget operating budget that leans heavily on unassigned fund balance, or district savings, to balance revenues and expenditures during the upcoming fiscal year. During its Monday worksession and ...

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:32am

Several road construction projects on the Kenai Peninsula are planned for this summer, as are city road improvements in Soldotna and Kenai, while other projects are still a few years down the road.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:37pm

ANCHORAGE - A California parolee who recently was found dead in his Alaska jail cell continued to be held in custody even though his case had been dismissed more than a week earlier. The Alaska fugitive case against Davon Mosley of Bakersfield, Calif.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:37pm

ANCHORAGE - The nail found in the truck tire of the man charged with killing two co-workers at a Kodiak Coast Guard facility likely was inserted mechanically, not picked up along a roadway, a tire expert said Monday. The weathered nail, about 3.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:37pm

ConocoPhillips is restarting its liquefied natural gas plant on the Kenai Peninsula and will resume shipments of LNG in May, the company announced Monday. Five shipments are planned this year, ConocoPhillips spokeswoman Amy Burnett said.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:37pm


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