For centuries, man has been using the canoe as a transportation device throughout the world. The word "canoe" originated from the word "kenu" which means "dug out." The Carib Indians of the Caribbean Islands, made their canoes from large tree trunks that were shaped or hollowed out, to use as transportation between the region's islands. Needless to say, these early canoes were heavy and somewhat cumbersome to navigate, especially in shallow water or rapids.
Soldotna angler wins Seward Silver Salmon Derby
The winner of the 54th Seward Silver Salmon Derby is Kevin Daniel of Soldotna with his 18.66-pound silver caught outside the bay on Friday. Daniel takes home the first-place prize of $10,000 for heaviest fish overall.
Kenai high water poses a challenge
Fishing on the Kenai River this weekend, area anglers have just as much of a chance of catching lawn furniture as they do a fish.
Fishing permits due back to Fish and Game
Ten days of fishing for the Kasilof set gillnet fishery, another 44 for the Kasilof dipnet fishery, and 22 days for the Kenai dipnet fishery. It all adds up to a lot of data when the numbers of fishermen and fish harvested get factored in, and this information is used by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to make future management decision for all fisheries -- which is the reason the agency asks for the permits to be returned.
Home sweet roam: Where the Dolly Varden go
Fishing for rainbow trout and Dolly Varden is often an exercise in clearing the mind and enjoying the serenity of the river.
Buttermilk Banana Bread
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
Rain soaks state archives
The 4-inch-thick vault door on the ground floor of the Alaska State Archives building will keep a lot of things out -- but not water from the floor above, state workers learned Monday morning.
Carey discusses energy, stimulus funds
Energy topped Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dave Carey's list during his borough update speech presented to the Kenai Chamber of Commerce Wednesday afternoon.
Assembly approves third-party management of public trails
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly unanimously voted to support granting the borough the authority to enter into agreements that provide third-party management of public trails on borough land.
Sterling Highway Resurfacing project to cover 16.7 miles of road
Commuters who live south of Soldotna may have noticed some minor delays on the way to town on Wednesday morning, as the federally funded Sterling Highway Resurfacing project got under way.
Photo feature: Bear stare
A gull and a young brown bear eye each other on the bank of the Kenai River near its confluence with the Russian River recently. Both were taking a break from scavenging along the waterline.
Roseanna Helen Mullican
Soldotna resident Roseanna Helen Mullican died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, of natural causes. She was 79.
Philip John Anderson Jr.
Kenai resident Philip John Anderson Jr. died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009 at his home in Kenai. He was 45.
Lydia E. Palmer
Former Soldotna resident Lydia E. Palmer of Sweet Home, Ore., died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Ore. She was 57.
'District 9' definitely view-worthy
Have you ever wanted to do something and do it the opposite of how it is suppose to be done? Challenge yourself to try something new? This Saturday you have the opportunity to play golf, but to play the course opposite of how it is suppose to be done -- backwards! Yes that's right, backwards and what fun it is. You come up with shots that you never even knew you had in your bag.
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