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Community watch on the rise on the Kenai Peninsula

Tired of being repeatedly victimized by break-ins and burglaries, those who live outside city limits on the Kenai Peninsula are taking matters into their own hands.
Heroin use on the rise; impacts felt on Kenai Peninsula

...In 2008, there were 99 heroin-related charges and arrests made by the state, according to the 2008 Alaska Department of Public Safety SDEU Drug Report. In 2014, there were 209. "No one's immune from substance use," said Shari Conner...
Sterling Judo Club celebrates three years is helping him to improve his own combat and self-defense skills. Mr. McConnell has worked for the Alaska Department of Public Safety 18 years, and admits that his growing judo skills help him at his regular job. Mr. McConnell says the...
Soldotna to consider synthetic drug ban

...illegal, field test kits are not available, Mlynarik said. Police departments have to send the drugs to the Alaska Department of Public Safety's Crime Lab, which he said can be difficult and time consuming. When a chemical has been banned by the...
911 dispatch reorganization on hold

...current state employees to the borough payroll. Citing a change in leadership earlier this month at the Alaska Department of Public Safety, Kenai Peninsula Mayor Mike Navarre asked the assembly to table plans to support an ordinance that authorized...
Assembly swears in new members, vetoes planning commission decision

...accept a late-filed senior exemption application.An ordinance to approve to transition eight State of Alaska Department of Public Safety Dispatchers to borough employment and appropriate $460,881 to fund the change was postponed by the assembly...
Hoka Hey ride plans taking shape: 7,000-mile ride leaves Key West June 8 with finish line in Homer

As the calendar counts down to the start of the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge on June 20 in Key West, Fla., organizers of the 7,000-mile ride ending in Homer are firming up plans for the event's finish at the end of the road. The biggest change from preparations last fall is the site for a Fourth of July Celebration. The concert and award ceremony will be at Stone Step Lake and Oceanfront Estates, a subdivision near Mile 7 East End Road.
Bill to cover volunteers

...subdivisions that failed to extend workers' comp to their volunteers. The bill says only the commissioner of the Alaska Department of Public Safety, his designee, or a person appointed to organize and direct a search and rescue party may authorize a...
Avalanche training offered

...price of this upcoming course can't be beat. "The class has been sponsored by a grant from the State of Alaska Department of Public Safety, so it's totally free," he said. Between the subject matter and the cost, the class is filling up...
Motorists report close encounter before shooting

Starting shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday, Alaska State Troopers began receiving Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately calls about a yellow SUV being operated in an erratic manner. One of the first calls came from Randy and Nancy Boeshart. The Kasilof couple was returning home from Homer. At about 5:20 p.m., they were near Mile 153 when "all of a sudden, bam, it hit the back of our car," said Randy Boeshart of the SUV striking the back of his BMW. "We were just cruising along and all of a sudden it happened. ... I didn't even see her in the rear view mirror."


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