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All about the salmon

Thousands of people — many clad in tie-dye and salmon paraphernalia — flocked to Ninilchik last weekend to celebrate salmon and sustainability under the summer sun. Salmonfest kicked off with a bang, luring patrons...

ADFG commissioner to setnetters: Take up closures with fisheries board

Those concerned with the closure of Upper Cook Inlet’s east side setnet fishery should take their concerns about the fishery’s management plan to the Alaska Board of Fisheries. That’s what Alaska Department of Fish...

Bill recognizing Alaska Native Tribes signed into law

Gov. Mike Dunleavy signed House Bill 123 into law last Thursday, marking the first time Alaska’s state government has formally recognized the state’s 229 federally recognized tribes. The bill doesn’t impact the legal status...

District support staff to get pay raises

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s support staff are getting raises this school year. The board of education Monday approved the pay hikes in an agreement with the union that represents those employees. The...

Alaska reports 1st case of monkeypox

The Alaska Department of Health and the Anchorage Health Department announced the state’s first case of monkeypox last Friday. The case was reported in an Anchorage resident who was identified as a close contact...

Good Time Charlies closes its doors

Twelve. That’s the number of businesses Charlie Cunningham has owned since he dropped out of the seventh grade. The Texas native moved to Alaska in the 1960s and took over what was once called...

Homer council votes to rezone area near West Hill Road

Homer City Council members voted Monday to rezone part of the West Hill Road area from rural residential to urban residential after lengthy debate between residents and city administrators. The vote came after residents...

Progress on parade

Anybody who’s anybody was on Binkley Street on Saturday watching the 65th annual Progress Days Parade, which wound from Soldotna High School to the George A. Navarre Admin Building. While kids caught candy and...

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