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Christmas bird counters welcome back slaty-backed gull

Last year's ivory gull failed to make an appearance at this year's Christmas Bird Count, but Kenai Peninsula birders were still able to find new birds to add to their lists. Birders in the Kenai-Soldotna area counted two rock sandpipers and three northern shrikes this year along with a boreal owl and a trumpeter swan. Volunteers greeted a few returning rarities as well, including a slaty-backed gull.

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Kayaker turns over in rapids

...safely. "When we got the call we had two different things going on," said Jack Sinclair, acting area superintendent for Alaska State Parks. His agency already was responding to the discovery of Stephen Boyer's body when the kayak overturned...

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Think twice before trying rapids

...have a (personal flotation device) on them when we've had fatalities," said Jack Sinclair, acting area superintendent for Alaska State Parks. "I don't know of any (fatalities) that we didn't have that situation occur." The third boat...

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Making waves

More than 500 public comments on proposed regulation changes to raise boat outboard limits to 50 horsepower and ban the dirtiest class of motors in the Kenai River Special Management Area have flooded the state, but a recent summery of the comments has not revealed the waves of support that some might have expected.

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Wake studies planned this summer

It already is proven that boat wakes cause erosion along the Kenai River, a State Parks official said, but Parks must know more before passing restrictions to address the problem.

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Chena River State Recreation Area to get makeover

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A 250,000-acre state recreation area is getting a makeover thanks to a half million dollar federal grant.

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KRSMA addition on table

Several Kenai River tributaries and thousands of acres by Kenai, Cooper and Trail lakes would become part of Alaska State Parks under a bill introduced by Rep. Ken Lancaster, R-Soldotna.

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