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Display of remorse follows display of agony, and the underside of the Warren Ames Memorial bridge over the Kenai River. Kenai Parks and Recreation director Bob Frates made the first complaint to police on April 9 after discovering the "agony" graffiti on picnic shelters in Kenai's...
Partially-constructed Field of Flowers gazebo knocked over

...of the gazebo at Kenai's Field of Flowers on Lawton Street was disrupted by what Kenai Parks and Recreation Director Bob Frates called "kind of a senseless act of vandalism." An unknown person knocked over the six vertical wooden posts that will...
Many hands contribute to new church fence

...Mort, Maintenance Foreman, directed the painting of all the posts, pickets, and cross pieces by several inmates. Bob Frates and his crew from Parks & Recreation volunteered their time to cut all of the pickets and then delivered them on site...
Runners battle weather in annual Kenai River Marathon

...runners from all over the Kenai Peninsula and the country, said Kenai Parks and Recreation Director and Race Director Bob Frates. This year's marathon attracted runners from 15 different states, he said. "Just logistically, in planning...
Dipnetting starts slow

...second half."Many in their group will camp on the beach and fish until Tuesday. Kenai Parks and Recreation Director Bob Frates said he wasn't sure how many people had used the beach over the weekend, but that the city would have firmer numbers...
Local teen makes big clean up

...donations from businesses, including trees from Home Depot and grass seeds from City of Kenai Parks and Recreation Director Bob Frates, not to mention the volunteers that include his mother and grandmother, who have been out to help him move and flatten...
Activities for the whole family

...unsupervised and users assume all risks. The park is open to all ages. There is no fee. For more information, call Bob Frates at 907-283-3692. Soldotna's Karen Street Park: Located off the Kenai Spur Highway, includes a gated skate area...
Kenai's flower meadow heavily damaged

...still investigating the incident and trying to determine the extent of the damage. Kenai Parks and Recreation Director Bob Frates estimated that about half of the field had been destroyed. "Unfortunately for us, we just re-seeded it. We did...
Cleaning up the Kenai

...organized their own cleanup effort. "They did a thorough sweep," said City of Kenai Parks and Recreation Director Bob Frates. "They started at Dunes Road and worked their way toward the mouth. They worked about 3-4 hours. That was a big...
Piles of garbage gone from Kenai Peninsula

...Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center said 770 yellow BP bags have been passed out since May 1.And it's not over yet, Bob Frates, Kenai Parks and Recreation director, said. Free trash bags can still be picked up at the visitor center.Frates...


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