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Docent Carroll Knutson describes Alaska’s 1964 earthquake to visitors of the Soldotna Historical Society Museum on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. The Historical Society will be kicking off next weekend’s Soldotna Progress Days celebration on July 27 with a free community barbecue featuring several of Soldotna’s early settlers and their descendents. Knutson, whose family began homesteading about eight miles south of Soldotna in 1958, will be among those telling stories and leading tours thorugh the museum’s collection of homesteader cabins and exhibits of artifiacts. The event, from 4 p.m to 7 p.m, will also include music from Hobo Jim, a dutch oven demonstration, and children’s scavenger hunts. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

Docent Carroll Knutson describes Alaska’s 1964 earthquake to visitors of the Soldotna Historical Society Museum on Tuesday in Soldotna. The Historical Society will be kicking… Continue reading

 

Angler Mark Higgins fishes the Kenai River from the stairs at Centennial Park on Monday, July 16, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. It’s the peak of the fishing season, but runs have been far below those of past years — as of Sunday, <a href="https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/sf/FishCounts/index.cfm?ADFG=main.displayResults&COUNTLOCATIONID=40&SpeciesID=420" target="_blank">the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s sonar had counted a cummulative 105,819 sockeye</a> in the Kenai River this year, versus138,568 sockeye by that date in 2017. Like many anglers on the river, Higgins had an unsucessful Monday afternoon. “Chances are low, but you might as well be fishing rather than sitting in the camper,” he said. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

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Kenai’s American Legion Post 20 drives their truck remodeled as a steam locomotive during Kenai’s Fourth of July parade on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. Aboard are members of the Legion-sponsored Twins baseball team. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion) 
                                 Snare drummers from Kenai Central High School’s drumline perform in the Kenai’s Fourth of July parade on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)
                                 Wildland firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry march in Kenai’s Fourth of July parade on Wednesday, July 4 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai’s American Legion Post 20 drives their truck remodeled as a steam locomotive during Kenai’s Fourth of July parade on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. Aboard are members of the Legion-sponsored Twins baseball team. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion) 
                                 Snare drummers from Kenai Central High School’s drumline perform in the Kenai’s Fourth of July parade on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)
                                 Wildland firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry march in Kenai’s Fourth of July parade on Wednesday, July 4 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

Orthodox church to get new crosses

One of the triple-armed Russian Orthodox crosses atop Kenai’s Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church was taken down by a boom-lift crew… Continue reading

A little skill, a lot of patience

Harper Leck, 3, watches as her line and weight sink into the water at an Alaska Department of Fish and Game-stocked fish pond at the… Continue reading

No injuries in home fire near Kalifornsky Beach Road

There were no injuries reported from a home fire near Kalifornsky Beach Road on Tuesday afternoon. No one was in the home when it burned… Continue reading

The right stuff

Soldotna Community Schools hosted a model rocketry class with instructor Scott Aleckson at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna on Saturday. Aleckson said he… Continue reading

Roses are red, violets are blue

Wednesday was a busy day for Kate’s Flowers and Gifts in Soldotna. Florist Kate Mastres, who started the shop with the help of her parents… Continue reading

Kaladi’s Krew

With the shop’s distinctive painted ceiling panels above her, barista Sarah Rawson steams milk to make a latte at Kaladi Brother’s Coffee during a busy… Continue reading

Graham cracker architects

Three first and second grade classes at Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Sciences made gingerbread houses on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 to take home for display… Continue reading

Up on the housetop

Jason Rainwater of Dutch Boy Landscaping mounts a string of Christmas lights to the edge of the Salamatof Native Association building’s roof on Wednesday, Nov.… Continue reading

Icy sunrise

Mist rises over the broken ice on the bank of the Kenai River just downstream of the Warren Ames Bridge on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017… Continue reading

Target practice

Dawson Lockwood lets off a shot at a flying clay target through filtering snow during an event at the Snowshoe Gun Club on Sunday in… Continue reading

Kenai arcade in progress

A crew from Gebhardt Construction puts metal siding on a Kenai building — erected as office space in 1968 but vacant since the mid-1980s, and… Continue reading

Mural finished at Peninsula Center Mall

This Tuesday photograph shows the mural that artist Suzie Shrivener finished painting Saturday over a store-front window at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Shrivener,… Continue reading

Fogged in

A car crosses the David E. Douthit Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Kenai River through dense fog on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 in Soldotna, Alaska.… Continue reading

Birdbath

Crows bathe in rainwater pudding in the gutter alongside Trading Bay Road on Wednesday in Kenai. Tuesday morning brought a little wet snow accumulation to… Continue reading

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