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The Alaska Department of Transportation will host an open public meeting today to discuss updates on the Sterling Highway mile post 45 to 60 project, also known as the Cooper Landing bypass. The meeting is from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a presentation at 6 p.m. at the Cooper Landing Community Club on...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 8:29am

Courtney Stroh rallied other teenagers to clean up guts, and Shaylee Rizzo dressed up like a moose for elementary classrooms. Both girls wanted to change something in their communities, and for their efforts Alaska Communications awarded them $1,500 Summer of Heroes scholarships. Sixteen-year-old St...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 8:25am

Soldotna Historical Society members Barbara Jewell and Marge Mullen visit as Mike Reece works Tuesday morning to install memorial plaques at Soldotna Community Memorial Park in honor of the city’s early residents from the years between 1947 and 1954. Jewell said that 71 plaques would be placed thi...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 8:17am

  A power outage that began at 6:31 p.m. is affecting a large swath of central and lower Kenai Peninsula residents Monday.  The cause of the outage was determined to be a downed power line near Deep Creek, said Joe Gallagher, public relations coordinator for HEA.  The affected area be...

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 7:38pm

Kenai police have accused a man of stealing more than $12,000 worth of tablets on Aug. 29 at about 8 p.m. from the Three Bears pharmacy in Kenai.  Jeffrey L. Earl Jr., of Kenai, has been charged with second-degree theft and second-degree burglary in connection with the incident. He also has bee...

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 9:30am

This got a little crazy at Tsalteshi Trails on Saturday afternoon. The Tsalteshi Trail Association teamed up with the Kenai Peninsula Cycle and Ski Club to host the first ever “PsychoCross” mountain bike race Saturday.  Mike Crawford and Adam Reimer, both members of the TTA, organized the r...

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 8:28am

Efforts to keep northern pike in Stormy Lake out of the Swanson River watershed culminated last week in a multi-agency effort to treat the entire lake with the fish-killing poison rotenone.  Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists, along with Fish and Wildlife personnel, closed Stormy Lak...

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 8:00am

JUNEAU (AP) — When U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Thomas Howard McRae rolled into a Juneau pizza parlor earlier this week, people couldn’t help but stare. The two missing legs. The prosthetic arm. The wheelchair. Then, the grey T-shirt that says, “If you keep staring, they may grow back.” “Y...

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 8:32am

Christian Garreau expected to spend the day exploring the Alaska wilderness with a friend who was visiting from France. The friend wanted to see some bears, and Garreau decided Nikolai Creek near Tustumena Lake was the perfect spot.  They traversed the lake in Garreau’s 15-foot Zodiac boat. W...

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 8:35am

Vintage Point Manor resident Joan Kirkham was shocked by the proposed increase to her monthly rent at Wednesday’s Kenai City Council, attended by 14 other residents from the senior housing development.  “When you live on a fixed income, you have to budget your money as best you can,” she ...

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 8:32am


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