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                                Claudia Henley, front left, shows her grandson Austin Feagin a few tips while dipnetting on the North Kenai Beach on Wednesday.
Anchorage business offers dipnet processing

Fish waste will be used to make fertilizer.

John Hakla from Eagle River heads back into the water while dipnetting on the North Kenai Beach on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Central Peninsula weekly fishing report

The fish have been trickling into the nets since the personal use fishery opened on July 10.

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.

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Alyse Galvin announces bid for Congress

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

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.

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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

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.’

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.

Borough to test emergency alert system in Cooper Landing

The test is being conducted to evaluate the system and encourage folks to register their cellphones.

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