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                                From left, Terry Carter, Dave Unruh, and Dan Gregory smile for the camera at Fire Station #2 during the Nikiski Fire Department’s 50th anniversary celebration Monday in Nikiski. Carter has been the front desk receptionist for the department for 30 years. Unruh is a retired captain and was the second person employed by the department, and Gregory was fire chief from 2000 to 2005.

‘Always ready, proud to serve’

Nikiski Fire Department celebrates 50 years

Smoke from the Swan Lake Fire can be seen over the Kenai River valley from Cecil Rhode mountain in Cooper Landing, Alaska, on Friday, July 12, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak)

Cooper Landing businesses feel impacts from fire, smoke

Winds have blown the fire’s smoke into its valley, affecting the community’s local tourism industry.

A view of the back burning operations being conducted on the Swan Lake Fire as seen from Watson Lake in June 2019. (Courtesy Jessica St. Laurent/BLM Alaska Fire Medic)

Swan Lake Fire growth stalled

The latest measurement of the fire puts it at 100,812 acres.

Alyse Galvin

Alyse Galvin announces bid for Congress

It will be her second bid trying to unseat Don Young.

People draped in black hold signs on July 9, 2019, by Sean Derry’s public art sculpture in Homer, Alaska, as part of a statewide art intervention to protest Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s veto of a $2.8 million state appropriation to the Alaska State Council on the Arts. They also supported a general override of Dunleavy’s vetoes that will affect funding for the University of Alaska, public radio and other programs. Derry’s sculpture was commissioned as a 1% for art project associated with the remodeling of Pioneer Hall at the Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska. The protest was not sanctioned by the college. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Alaska State Arts Council shuts down after funding loss

‘This is going to leave a huge vacuum.’

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                                University of Alaska Southeast administrators and staff applaud a speech by Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, as they watch an online meeting being held Monday at UA campuses around the state on Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget cuts.

Financial exigency delayed, but drastic changes ahead for University of Alaska

The University of Alaska of the future will not look like it does now.

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                                Dr. Peter Hansen stands in front of crane operators who are in the process of lifting an antique steam donkey engine Monday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, where it will be relocated on the lawn to make room for a cabin that will act as a Kenai Bush doctors museum.

Kenai’s pioneering Bush doctors earn a spot in history

Historic cabin to be featured near visitor’s center

The crowd listens to the music at Soldotna Creek Park during the Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna concert series heats up

Milo Matthews will be the latest in a string of popular musical acts to perform.

Opinion: Restore reasonable funding for the university of Alaska

Precipitously cutting these scholarships is a significant violation of trust.

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The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from the East Fork Moose River bridge on Thursday, June 27, 2019. (Photo courtesy Robert Kuiper)

Pioneer Potluck: Escape from the Swanson River Fire, 1969

Here is the rest of the story and thanks for asking.

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Nick Varney

Unhinged Alaska: If this heat wasn’t bad enough …

It’s so hot … robins are pulling worms out of the ground with oven mitts.