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Family encounters persistant bear on Skilak Loop

...started going down. I didn't think much of it, I figured he'd stay up there."But, the bear persisted. "I walked up the gravel bar and told my wife we needed to go. I didn't tell the boys there was a bear up there," he said. "We got up the first...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-25/family-encounters-persistant-bear-on
News
State drastically cuts spending on capital projects

...state budget cuts, Koch listed Kenai recreation center renovation, designs for expanding the senior center, the paving of gravel roads.The governor's amended budget will be approved, and likely amended, by the state legislature before it is enacted...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2015-02-23/state-drastically-cuts-spending-on
Trends
Borough drops plan to access North Road gravel pit

...Peninsula Borough ordinance to fund a gravel pit access road to aid in the project...beyond Captain Cook State Park and the gravel pit is in close proximity to the proposed...responsibility for the road development to the gravel pit site.At the assembly finance committee...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-12/borough-drops-plan-to-access-north-r
News
BLM clears way for petroleum reserve development

...to go forward, she said.The two alternatives are similar, she said, but the selected alternative provides for a smaller gravel footprint. There also is a "robust" mitigation package that will provide for monitoring and developing a plan for future...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-14/blm-clears-way-for-petroleum-reserve
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A winter's night at a cabin in Southeast Alaska

...optimism faded. The snow had ended just a few steps in and the pulk now grated like a plow on bare ground as it bumped down the gravel-lined pathway.After about a mile, the trail improvements ended and a section of twisted roots, frozen mud holes and craggy...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-02-12/a-winters-night-at-a-cabin-in-so
Outdoors
Homer

...the 4 mile Homer Spit, a terminal moraine composed of sand, gravel, coal and other debris left by a glacier retreating from the...indoor exhibits, and a trail system leading to the seaside gravel of Bishop Beach, where visitors can observe a variety of shore-life...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/explore-the-kenai/places/homer
Places
Pioneer Potluck: Remodeling the old farmhouse

...building cement forms was next on the list. The next step was to borrow a cement mixer with a loud gas motor. They hand shoveled gravel, sand and cement into the large mouth of the mixer, adding water, which at times was my contribution to the biggest job ever...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/food/2015-01-27/pioneer-potluck-r
Food
Flying through history: Rare planes continue to fly Alaska skies

...landing conditions," Abad said. Abad said that he estimates that 80-90 percent of airports in the state still have unpaved gravel runways. He said that as long as the runway is at least 3,500 feet long, the DC-6 and C-46 can probably land on it...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-17/from-wwii-to-alaska-rare-planes-with
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Fishing 101

...cranking the reel only on the downstroke. When the fish is tired, lead it headfirst into a landing net or slide it onto a gravel bar. Finding a place to fish where someone isn't already fishing can be a problem, but don't be afraid of crowds. If...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/explore-the-kenai/information/fishing-101
Information
Gravel roads offer miles of pedal-pushing

...AP) - Donnie Kolb has been organizing gravel bicycle rides for the past five years...60, a 60-mile single-day ride on gravel and dirt roads on both the Washington...The Oregon Outback" - a 360-mile gravel epic that starts in Klamath Falls in far...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-02-06/gravel-roads-offer-miles-of-peda
Outdoors

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