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Ready to rock: Kenai band hopes to revive local music scene

When people think of the central Kenai Peninsula, "mecca of rock" doesn't typically come to mind. Outdoor adventure? Yes. Fishing? Of course. But it's no early-90s Seattle...
Kenai hopes to attract flocks of birders: Groups get nest egg to educate visitors, locals

The Kenai Convention & Visitors Bureau and Kenai Birders are hoping to market the Peninsula as a wildlife-viewing mecca by enhancing the Kenai wildlife viewing platform and trail as well as beginning a winter birding celebration. "Wildlife viewing...
DOT unveils options for Cooper Landing Bypass

...estimates for the road construction options range from $250 million to $304 million. Cooper Landing is a Southcentral recreation mecca for Alaskans and tourists alike each summer. Significant amounts of additional traffic traveling between Anchorage and the...
Rowing association gets new coach

...within an hour or the next day I see something else ..."Philadelphia is considered the mecca of rowing, much like the Peninsula is said to be the mecca for salmon fishing. Owston has coached at the high school level and will coach at Bryn Mawr...
Rocky Mountain National Park offers spectacular views

...and I decided to spend three days hiking here. The gateway to the eastern side is the town of Estes Park, a tacky tourist mecca full of hotels, motels, souvenir shops and a few good restaurants. The park entrance is 5 miles (8 kilometers) up the mountain...

...Brooklyn.The Barclays Center has quickly claimed its turf in the New York fight game as Madison Square Garden's days as a fight mecca have dimmed beyond the occasional Cotto fight. Some of the epic heavyweight bouts in history, including the first two Muhammad...

...blundering.""Turkey isn't the Ottoman Sultanate; the Turkish Foreign Ministry doesn't name custodians in Damascus, Mecca, Cairo and Jerusalem," al-Zoubi said Monday.Turkey, which shares a 566-mile (911-kilometer) frontier with Syria...
Voices of the Peninsula: Elected leaders must look out for Alaskans' interests

...operating under the guise of "conservation." They seek to eliminate commercial fishing and create their view of a sportfishing mecca in Cook Inlet. While it may help to line the pocketbooks of a few, these goals do nothing to improve the diverse economy of...
Longtime fisherman gives insight on salmon decline

...decline. It is clear to me that a medium sized river on the Kenai Peninsula can't continue to be the king salmon sports fishing mecca of the world with hundreds of fishing guides leading thousands of tourists to the best place on the river to kill a "trophy...

...spotted by those with keen eyes. In winter the outdoor activities of Kasilof don't slow down. The area is a dog mushing Mecca, and several professional mushers use the dwindling system of local trails to train their teams, including Dean Osmar, the...


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