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A poster for the film “Sudsy Slim Rides Again” is seen here. (Photo courtesy of Chad Carpenter)
TUNDRA creator brings ‘Sudsy Slim’ film to the Kenai

This weekend will be the first showing of the film on the central peninsula.

Gillnetters in the water on a recent year in Bristol Bay. (Photo by Chris Miller/
Sockeye salmon catch total tops 2 billion

The first billionth sockeye was caught in 1981.

In this April 1989, file photo, an oil covered bird is examined on an island in Prince William Sound, Alaska, after the Exxon Valdez spill. Thirty years after the supertanker Exxon Valdez hit a reef and spilled about 11 million gallons of oil in Prince William Sound, the state of Alaska is looking whether to change its requirements for oil spill prevention and response plans, a move that one conservationist says could lead to a watering down of environmental regulations. (AP Photo/Jack Smith, File)
State to look at oil spill plan requirements

Some say Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration has failed to adequately explain the need for changes.

Iditarod head, PETA leader to meet

‘I’m coming in with open ears and eyes, to have an objective conversation about animal welfare.’

A contractor plows snow down Forest Drive in Kenai on Jan. 17, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Shuttering of road maintenance station raises concerns

The closure is due to cuts triggered by lower than expected revenue from the motor fuel tax.

Soldotna cyclist Matt Pyhala traverses the Hebridean Way in northwest Scotland in early June, 2019. (Photo provided by Matt Myhala)
‘This is the one’

Soldotna cyclists to discuss 250-mile Hebridean Way ride.

Seawatch: Salmon Task Force efforts falter at NPFC meeting

The task force is an advisory committee set up to respond to a successful lawsuit.

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