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  1. Penny-farthing owner keeps on ridingRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Deseret News

    In this July 4, 2016 photo, Doug Field demonstrates how to ride his penny-farthing bicycle during a Fourth of July Parade in Kenai, Alaska. Field's father purchased the bicycle, built by the now out-of-business Boneshaker company, on impulse in San Francisco in the 1970s.

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  2. Kenai council discusses land sales; delays comprehensive plan introductionRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Peninsula Clarion

    On its Wednesday meeting agenda the Kenai City Council had one ordinance, one resolution and three closed-door executive sessions regarding deals for the city to buy and sell land from or to individuals. In its 14 regular meetings to date in 2016, the Kenai council has held 12 executive sessions, 10 of them regarding buying or selling land.

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  3. Slow down for safety, bank protectionRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Peninsula Clarion

    Commercial fishing vessels like this one, pictured Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in the Kenai River, and dipnetters in small boats alike crowd the river during the personal-use fishery, especially at low tide. Kenai Police officers and members of the Kenai Fire Department patrol the river to enforce no-wake zones during high tides, when the banks abutting private property are in danger of increased erosion.

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  4. SILVER Alert Issued for Missing Kenai ManRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | KIMO

    The Kenai Police Department says Rookard was last seen at 506 Highbush Lane and is believed to be in DANGER. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, dark pants and may be wearing a flannel button down shirt.

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  5. On the rise: Oilers starter Montgomery hits his stride in AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Peninsula Clarion

    Earlier this summer, Peninsula Oilers pitcher Justin Montgomery tackled Skyline Trail, climbing about 2,700 feet in two miles to a commanding view of the central Kenai Peninsula that he said he will never forget. The 6-foot-5, 195-pound right-hander is 3-2 with a 3.38 ERA in Alaska Baseball League play for the Oilers, leading the team with 42 2/3 innings pitched.

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  6. After Friday's rainout, racing fans get double dose SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Peninsula Clarion

    Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion Legends driver Ty Torkelson goes for a wild ride Saturday at Twin City Raceway in Kenai. Torkelson got out of his car and walked away.

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  7. Silver Alert activated for man in KenaiRead the original story

    Saturday | Peninsula Clarion

    A Silver Alert has been activated for an elderly man by the Alaska Department of Public Safety and the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Oscar Rookard, 81, was last seen at 506 Highbush Lane in Kenai, according to a notice from the Alaska Department of Public Safety.

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  8. Boaters rescued near Kenai City DockRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Peninsula Clarion

    The Kenai Police Department, Kenai Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard responded to a call around 3:30 p.m. reporting that a small boat had capsized on the Kenai River. It went under after getting hit by wake from a passing vessel, said Kenai Fire Chief Jeff Tucker.

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  9. Anglers get more chance at Kenai sockeyeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | APRN

    The good news for anglers hoping to catch sockeye salmon in the Kenai River is they have more opportunity to do so, with fishing restrictions liberalized July 22. Starting at 12:01 a.m., the daily limit for sockeye in the river up to the outlet of Skilak Lake increases to six per day, with 12 in possession. And the personal-use dip-net fishery at the mouth of the river will open to fishing 24 hours a day starting at 11 p.m. "Right now fishing in the river with rod and reel, and then the dip-net fishery, is very slow - very slow," said Jason Pawluk with Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Sportfish Division.

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  10. Peninsula burn permit suspension liftedRead the original story

    Friday Jul 22 | Peninsula Clarion

    The Alaska Division of Forestry Kenai-Kodiak office lifted the suspension effective noon Friday, according to a notice from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. "Due to the precipitation, the fire danger had moderated enough to where we could allow general burning under the burn permits," said Fire Prevention Technician John Winters.

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  11. Upper Cook Inlet commercial fishermen near 2M salmon harvestRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The drift fleet and setnetters in Cook Inlet have been out frequently in the past two weeks and were out for extended hours Thursday. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game also opened the drift gillnet fishery in the Expanded Kenai and Expanded Kasilof Sections of the Upper Subdistrict and the Anchor Point Section of the Lower Subdistrict for an additional 12-hour period on Friday to increase harvest on the sockeye salmon bound for the Kenai and Kasilof rivers, according to an emergency order issued Thursday.

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  12. Entrepreneurial spirit drives peninsula's progressRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | Peninsula Clarion

    As Soldotna celebrates Progress Days this weekend, we thought we'd take a few minutes to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit that has helped the central Kenai Peninsula grow. Case in point: the handful of vendors who have found their niche providing food and services to the throngs of dipnetters on Kenai's north and south beaches.

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  13. An Outdoor View: Humpy yearRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | Peninsula Clarion

    ... in the Clarion on Aug. 16, 2002. I've edited it for clarity. In years ending with an even number, such as 2016, the Kenai River is blessed with vast numbers of pink salmon, bound for their spawning grounds. Hereabouts, we refer to such years as ...

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  14. Refuge Notebook: Wildlife viewing through augmented reality: It's a new gameRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Peninsula Clarion

    ... Soldotna, walking toward a few more PokeStops and a gym while I headed to work, where I welcome Refuge visitors to the Kenai, and often have very similar conversations over bird identification books and mammal lists as I had over our collective ...

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  15. Former Kenai Peninsula hockey coach arrested for sexual abuse of minorsRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    A former hockey coach at Kenai Central and Soldotna high schools has been arrested on charges of sexually abusing minors over a span of 14 years. So far, seven victims have been identified, according to Alaska State Troopers.

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  16. Heading down to fish the Kenai this weekend? Catching might be slowRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... dipnetting success is 80,000 to 120,000 fish. Kent Kelley carries a salmon to his table to fillet the fish along the Kenai River on Monday, July 18, 2016. Kelley went to Kenai with his family to catch their limit for the season. (Sarah Bell / Alaska ...

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  17. Kenai Peninsula community looks to solve erosion problemRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Homeowners concerned about the level of erosion alongside a river in their Kenai Peninsula community have to consider other options to prevent the bank from collapsing after officials shot down their request to install a type of rock that would provide long-term stabilization. The Peninsula Clarion reports homeowners in the Funny River community have been concerned about erosion along the river for over 15 years.

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  18. First Student attempts to block pupil transportation contract awardRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | Peninsula Clarion

    The Kenai Superior Court lifted a stay filed by First Student, Alaska's largest pupil transportation provider, to bar the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District from awarding the next pupil transportation contract. First Student alleged that the school district committed an abuse of discretion by announcing intent to award Missouri-based Apple Bus the contract, and would cause First Student irreparable harm by doing so.

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  19. Thursday: Bucs edge OilersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Peninsula Clarion

    Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion Trey Dawson steals second base in front of Bucs second baseman Hunter Kasuls on Thursday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion Jonathan Washam is congratulated on his two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning by Seth DeWitt and Trey Dawson on Thursday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

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  20. Twins topple Wasilla on roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Peninsula Clarion

    As one of about three teams still in the hunt for the regular season American Legion crown and the top seed in the upcoming state tournament, the Twins could not have asked for a bigger end to the year. Kenai is capping the regular season with three games against state tournament-bound teams in as many days.

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