Llama mamas

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Vaccination drive-thru

Student nurse Jana Cooper gives a flu shot through the window of a truck during Central Peninsula Hospital’s annual free drive-through flu vaccine clinic on… Continue reading

Photo: Flaming colors

The stands of birch trees alight with fall colors line the Seward Highway near Tern Lake on Saturday near Cooper Landing. The fall colors have… Continue reading

Photo: Out for a stroll

A footbridge stretches out over wetlands on the Ryan’s Creek trail among foliage in full fall colors Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. The… Continue reading

Kenai River Marathon makes strides

One did it using a handcycle after breaking his back seven years ago. Others competed after coaching at — or even running in — the… Continue reading

Photo: Art in anticipation

A ceramic bear sculpture by potter Laura Faeo rests atop a pedestal in the Kenai Fine Art Center on Thursday in Kenai. The sculpture, along… Continue reading

Remembering 9/11’s victims

Small American flags dot the lawn alongside the Kenai Spur Highway on Monday in Kenai. The American Legion post in Kenai placed the flags early… Continue reading

At the rodeo

Madee Knowlton chases down a steer during the steer daubing event at the Soldotna Equestrian Club’s first 9-11 Tribute Rodeo, junior division, on Saturday, Sept.… Continue reading

Wind and waves

High winds churn up the surface of Skilak Lake and blow in a mixture of clouds and blue sky Sunday in the Kenai National Wildlife… Continue reading

Trio triumphs at Triumvirate

Guitarist Lisa Pimentel of LA rock trio No Small Children performs on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Triumvirate Theatre in north Kenai, Alaska. Pimentel,… Continue reading

A tasty walk in the woods

Leading a group of berry seekers, Janice Chumley of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service contrasts the tasty lingonberry (also known as lowbush… Continue reading

Seniors get demo of hearing and vision aids

Mariana Livingston (standing) of Assistive Technology of Alaska guides Brad Rooker through demonstrations of a hearing device and software that enlarges and enhances the contrast… Continue reading

With no sign of missing man, community members say goodbye

Blustering winds and rain may have stopped the Soldotna senior softball league from playing their final game of the season Tuesday, but it wouldn’t stop… Continue reading

Four hands of fury

During a stop on her Listen Hear Alaska tour, classical pianist Miki Sawada (left) played a four-hand piece -- "Slavonic Dances" by Antonin Dvorak --… Continue reading

Drive down memory lane

A Ford Model A pickup truck belonging to John Tichenor of Wasilla stands parked next to a line of other restored classic Ford cars and… Continue reading

Midnight swim

A trumpeter swan floats in the shallows of Tern Lake near the intersection of the Seward and Sterling highways Wednesday near Cooper Landing. With the… Continue reading

Nature photographer focuses on hard-to-see birds, plants

From deep in the trees comes the voice of a bird. Even without looking up from his fishing, George Kirsch can identify it by the… Continue reading

Summer attire

Summer fashion A caribou grazes along the side of the Forest Lane in Soldotna on Friday. The coat of the caribou changes with the seasons. During… Continue reading

Photo: Summer showers, wildflowers

Raindrops glisten on the petals of woolly geranium flowers growing near the boardwalk in Soldotna Creek Park on Sunday in Soldotna. Heavy rainfall Saturday night… Continue reading

Photo: Finding a good home

Samson, a 15-week-old dogo argentino puppy, gets a scratch from owner Richard Politte of Sterling, while on a walk in Soldotna Creek Park on Thursday… Continue reading