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Groomers work hard, find success in battle with ice-encrusted snow conditions

...difficulty with a couple of trying hills. Up on the central Kenai Peninsula, Bob Frates, the director of Kenai's Parks and Recreation Department, said he has gotten good reviews of the trail conditions at the Kenai Golf Course. "We got a little...

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Outdoors
Ski trails ready for weekend races

...trails were reported to be hard and icy in places. At the Kenai Golf Course, Bob Frates, director of Kenai's Parks and Recreation Department, said a five-kilometer skate loop should be in good condition for the weekend. "The last time we...

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Outdoors
Freeze-thaw pattern hard on ski trails

...of the race at the race site. Elsewhere, the picture is not so rosy. Bob Frates, the director of Kenai's Parks and Recreation Department, recommended staying off the Kenai Golf Course due to icy conditions. In Nikiski, groomer Dale Bakk...

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Outdoors
Around the Peninsula

...Road, is ready for ice-skating with a twelve-inch layer of ice and an area scraped clean of snow. Kenai's parks and recreation department plans to hang up lights this week or next.

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People
Wind wreaks havoc on trails

...opportunities. ?The ski conditions aren?t good at all,? said Andy Bralley, a groundskeeper with Kenai?s Parks and Recreation Department, in regard to the trails at the Kenai Golf Course. ?The massive winds have blow everything away. It...

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Outdoors
Fresh snow frosts peninsula ski trails

...course trails on the same day may want to wait until late in the afternoon, said Bob Frates, director of Kenai?s Parks and Recreation Department. On the hill overlooking Soldotna, behind Skview High School, the 16 kilometers of Tsalteshi Trails also...

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Outdoors
Trails favorable for fun

...allowed on the trails at the refuge. For more information, call KNWR at 262-7021. Bob Frates with Kenai?s Parks and Recreation Department said the trails at the Kenai Golf Course are also in good shape. ?They?re looking good. We?ve...

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Outdoors
Snowstorm buries some trails, is boon for others

...he said. For more information, go online to www.tsalteshi.org. Andy Bralley, groundskeeper with Kenai?s Parks and Recreation Department, said the trails at the Kenai Golf Course also should be in good shape. ?It depends on what this weather...

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Outdoors
Icy trails translate to quick skiing

...after we've groomed the trails, they make for some fast skiing," said Bob Frates, the director of Kenai's Parks and Recreation Department. "During the day, once the sun hits the trails, they are getting real icy." Due to the ice, Frates...

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Skiers hoping for a little more snow

...getting off the trails can be more enjoyable." At the Kenai Golf Course, Bob Frates, the director of Kenai's Parks and Recreation Department, said the snow is still so hard that a classic track has not been set. "I think, considering what...

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