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Refuge Notebook: After the fire

...Funny River fire encroached upon that area. What do we see after the fires come through? Well, initially we see fireweed...ours and future generations can enjoy, wild areas kept wild, after the fire.Kristi Bulock is the Fire Management Officer at Kenai...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-08-27/refuge-notebook-after-the-fire
Outdoors
Pollinator Pockets: small plots with nectar-rich plants

...for overwintering. They also provide cover for the birds and the bees."Leave the plants standing for a couple of months after your spring cleanup, she said. Any insects still in there will have a chance to emerge.Hundreds of flowers, shrubs, trees...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-08-27/pollinator-pockets-small-plots-w
Outdoors
The fishing how-to

...America's Funniest Home Videos."Sharing fishing knowledge can have unintended consequences. In July 10, 1987, about a month after I started writing a weekly column, the Clarion published my how-to, "Who Says Kenai River Reds Don't Bite?" My motivation...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-08-27/the-fishing-how-to
Outdoors
Kenai man charged with assault granted new custodian

...38, was brought back into custody by his previous custodian after the situation was not working out, and Superior Court Judge...interfering with the report of a July 1 domestic violence crime after troopers say he assaulted his significant other and her 12-year-old...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-26/kenai-man-charged-with-assault-grant
News
State Supreme Court hears setnet ban arguments

...decision.Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott certified the ballot initiative after the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance submitted 43,000...than 80 percent of the permits are held by Alaska residents.After the initiative was filed in late 2013, then-Lt. Gov. Mead...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-26/state-supreme-court-hears-setnet-ban
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Smartphone app identifies invasive weeds

...Extension service. The person on the receiving end of the app is invasive plants instructor Gino Graziano. Graziano will reply after he has either identified the plant himself, or gotten an ID from one of the four other Cooperative Extension members working...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-25/smartphone-app-identifies-invasive-w
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Bird Homestead golf report: Nearly 40 show up for Men's Night

...a great group of women show up for ladies night. In first, after a very interesting chip off, was Liz Hayes and Faith Link...the team of Hans Brans, Dave Kerkvliet and Terry Johnson. After a chip off, Roy Bird led his team to second place. In second...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-08-26/bird-homestead-golf-report-nearly-
Sports
Three contested races for borough assembly seats

...use," he said. Wartinbee said he decided to run for office after several people suggested that he should be on the assembly...said the borough mayor would be term limited out soon - in 2017 after his second term ends - and the borough would loose a lot of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-25/three-contested-races-for-borough-as
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Options abound for silver salmon anglers

...the Kenai River's silver fishery will continue for months, effective silver fishing on the Kasilof is slowed dramatically after Sept. 15 when the fishery moves to no-bait as a way to protect steelhead. Capt. Mark Ledden, of Kasilof River Guides...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-26/options-abound-for-silver-salmon-ang
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Suit seeks to bar Walker from expanding Medicaid on his own

...the budget language could be unconstitutional.Walker last month announced plans to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid after lawmakers previously tabled his expansion legislation for further review. He followed a process, spelled out in state law...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-26/suit-seeks-to-bar-walker-from-expand
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