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  • Dena’ina tradition holds that each spring when the Golden Crown Sparrow warbles its distinctive three-note song the first of the five Pacific salmon runs to the Cook Inlet have arrived.  Legend has it that a man waiting on the bank of the river heard the bird sing, hurried down to the river w...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 1:32pm
  • By William S. Morris III Chairman and CEO/Morris Communications Co. For many years we have watched the ebb and flow of salmon in Alaska’s waters; in particular, the great king salmon and the world’s greatest salmon fishery, the Kenai River. Salmon of all types play a ma...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 1:19pm
  • United Cook Inlet Drift Association is holding a series of meetings to prepare its members and other upper Cook Inlet salmon fishermen for the upcoming Alaska Board of Fisheries meetings. The goal is to encourage them to sign up to give informed testimony at those meetings, which ta...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 1:05pm
  • Signs have been taken down, furniture moved out and the doors shut on Alaska Ferry Adventures and Tours. As of Oct. 31, the 27-year-old business has closed for good.  General manager Pat Merrill, 60, said she’s retired, but of the other seven employees, “They all went to the unemployment li...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 1:04pm
  • Homer Police on Wednesday charged another person in relation to the Oct. 21 Tech Connect burglary. Elizabeth Dearmoun, 49, faces charges of third-degree theft and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Police said Dearmoun received a set of stolen Dr. Dre wireless headphones worth $280, allowed...

    Fri, 11/01/2013 - 11:27am
  • Alaska Infrared Information about finding hidden anomalies that contribute to poor indoor air quality via infrared imaging. 235-6838 Bay Club Updated information on the health benefits of different exercise modalities. 235-2582 Best Beginni...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:39am
  • While the theme of Saturday’s Rotary Health Fair is “It’s Your Life — Take a Day to Be Well,” it also could be “Take a Minute to Save a Life.”  At a new booth this year, Dr. Carl Seger, a board certified emergency physician, and South Peninsula Hospital will be offering emergency ...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:36am
  • Saturday’s health fair isn’t just for adults. This year, the youngsters are getting their foot in the door with the Early Childhood Wellness Fair from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. It’s includes childcare, complete with healthy snacks and activities to keep youngsters engaged while parents see all the Rota...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:35am
  • “Take a day to be well” has been the ongoing theme of the Rotary Health Fair. Now in its 30th year, the annual day of booths and presentations gives people the knowledge they need to be healthy. “We’ve got a model with this Health Fair that works so well,” said Sharon Minsch, coordinator o...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:33am
  • At its regular Oct. 14 meeting, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District gave its blessing for a drama, debate and forensics team to be added to activities offered for Nikolaevsk’s 18 high school students. ...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 9:59am

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