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Tue, 07/10/2018 - 22:02

By ERIN THOMPSON

Man accused of stealing, pawning family tea set

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 09:57

A Soldotna man was charged with theft after allegedly stealing and reselling a family heirloom.

Lynx trapping remains closed

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 10:56

Lynx trapping will stay closed this year on the Kenai Peninsula as the wild cats and the prey they depend on move through a low phase of the population cycle. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the closure July 1 in management units 15 and 7, which encompass the peninsula, as well as unit 14c, which covers the region east of Turnagain and Knik Arms. Despite the trapping closure, a lynx hunting season will open in units 15 and 7 from Jan. 1, 2019 to Feb. 15, 2019.

Anchorage power outage kills GCI wireless, local, and long-distance service statewide

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 10:20

Customers of internet and cell service provider GCI lost service around the state after a Monday morning power outage in Anchorage.

Dipnet season begins Tuesday. Here’s some things to know.

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 23:29

Tuesday marks the beginning of the busiest part of the visitor season in Kenai — the personal-use dipnet season.

Prisoners get a new leash on life: Inmates and dogs forge friendships through SPOT program

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 23:35

They may be in prison, but some of Wildwood Correctional Complex inmates aren’t exactly doing hard time. For the approximately 85 dogs that have been taken in through the facility’s dog rehabilitation program, prison means a warm place to sleep, lots of treats and a really big yard.

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge hosts cultural heritage workshops

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 11:17

Traditional beadwork, storytelling, fish processing and a tutorial on how to harvest local plants are just some of the cultural heritage workshops the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting through the month of July.

Mayor’s vetoes on school, tourism funding stand

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 11:06

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council will have to live with less money than the assembly originally approved for fiscal year 2019.

Road construction getting out of the way for fishing season

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 12:54

As RVers, dipnetters, anglers, and other recreationalists prepare to drive to the Kenai Peninsula for the peak of tourist season and the personal use dipnet fishery — which runs from July 10 to July 31, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT) plans to step out of their way.