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Kenai River kings limited to catch and release

Under the restriction program, which became effective on June 13, Anglers may not harvest a king salmon of any size in the Kenai River from its mouth upstream to a Fish and Game regulatory marker at the outlet of Skilak Lake through June 30. Anglers may fish for king salmon with one unbaited, single


Where anglers should cast their lines this weekend

ATTENTION: Before you head out to wet your line, remember to check theregulations for the specific piece of wateryou will be working.You also need to check for anyEMERGENCY ORDERSthat have been issued.AnchorageLake fishing for rainbow trout has been good this past week. Afternoons and evenings are b


Father's Day weekend fishing report

All the streams in the Valley are high, fast and murky from the recent rain and snowmelt. People are catching some fish, but you have to work for them. And the high volume of water and debris floating down can be dangerous. The Lakes in the Valley have great fishing. Huge pike are being caught in th


One dies, one injured in Sterling biker crash

Thomas Clinton Salmon, 62, was killed, and Jason Thomas McWilliams, 47, suffered life-threatening injuries, after the two crashed near mile 115 of the highway.


Going from bad to worse

Salmon-wise, this season in the Northern District is going from bad to worse, with no turn-around in sight!


Upcoming Soldotna restaurant chooses ‘Alaska from Scratch’ author as new chef

Wilson, who launched her first cookbook “Alaska from Scratch” earlier this year, announced this week that she will be the head chef at the upcoming Soldotna restaurant Addie Camp Dining Car eatery and wine bar.


KRSA opens new office in Soldotna

Board members and staff members of the Kenai River Sportfishing Association and Alaska Legislature delegates from the Kenai Peninsula gather to cut the ceremonial ribbon on the organization’s new office space on the Kenai Spur Highway next to Sweeney’s on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska


2 peninsula students earn Safari Club scholarships

Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Safari Club International wishes to recognize the accomplished young people who earned $4,000 scholarships this year, presented at the May 5th fundraiser/banquet.

KENAI PENINSULA CLARION - 2018-06-17 02:45:24

Run in the Midnight Sun

Brystol Flynn, 5, makes a dash for the finish line during a kids’ footrace at the North Peninsula Recreation Service Area’s Family Fun in the Midnight Sun event Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Nikiski, Alaska. The annual event features a variety of booths and activities, including a candy hunt and footra

KENAI PENINSULA CLARION - 2018-06-17 02:45:28

Scientists find respiratory pathogen in Alaska animals

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Officials say a respiratory pathogen previously believed to be restricted to sheep and goats has been detected in Alaska moose and caribou.The Peninsula Clarionreportsscientists have identified Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae, known as Movi, in other animal species for the first time,

BOZEMAN DAILY CHRONICLE - 2018-06-18 05:05:14

Kenai borough to invest more money into junk car removal

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ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-06-16 16:18:08

Alaska Grown options expand with new market, app

Where you can find Alaska-grown produce is growing too. On Friday, the Sterling Community Center began offering a weekly market where locals can sell arts, crafts, produce and more. It will start at 10 a.m. and go until 4 p.m., every Friday until July 27.

KENAI PENINSULA CLARION - 2018-06-17 02:44:41

Letter: AGDC should deliver Kenai Spur Highway decision as promised

AGDC should deliver Kenai Spur Highway decision as promisedI look forward to the decision shortly where the bypass road will go. One alternative goes through my house and the other properties I have been trying to sell, which makes it pretty unlikely to sell. “Please buy my property but they may bui


Tangled up in blue: A tourist in your own town

Well, BrianTheTraveler77, I’ve never been one to keep tabs on the height of grasses but I would like to write a glowing review for Kenai Fjords National Park.


1 killed, 1 hurt in Sterling Highway motorcycle crash

A motorcycle ride turned fatal on the Sterling Highway Tuesday night, authorities say.Clinton Salmon, 62, and Jason Thomas McWilliams, 47, both from Soldotna, were riding their 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycles when they lost control on a curved stretch of the highway and crashed into a ditch, accord


Soldotna City Council votes to further annexation

On Wednesday, the Soldotna City Council unanimously passed a resolution allowing a petition to expand the city’s boundaries to be drafted. When completed, the petition will be brought back to the council along with a transition plan that will provide details about how services would transition from


Special weather statement-heavy rain with possible flooding

SPECIALWEATHERSTATEMENT...UPDATED National Weather ServiceANCHORAGE AK1132 AM AKDT Fri Jun 15 2018 AKZ121-125-171945- Western Kenai Peninsula-Western Prince William Sound- Including the cities of Kenai,Soldotna, Homer,Cooper Landing, Whittier, Seward, Girdwood, andMoose Pass1132 AM AKDT Fri Jun 15 2


Letter: You betcha we need a bed tax!

I have been involved with marketing, convention planning, and organizing meetings for more than 30 years, hosting more than a dozen statewide and national meetings within various communities of our great state during that time, and all have had a so-called bed tax to help pay for services visitors a


Soldotna City Council meeting to discuss annexation

A resolution regarding potential city annexation will be presented at tomorrow’s Soldotna City Council meeting. Residents will be voting whether or not they want the city to draft a petition to the local boundary commission concerning annexation of nine potential study areas. The nine study areas be


Broken glass reported in community dog park

Park patrons found broken glass scattered across the 3 Friends Dog Park Wednesday morning, Connie Hocker, park organizer and coordinator, said.