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Community watch on the rise on the Kenai Peninsula

Tired of being repeatedly victimized by break-ins and burglaries, those who live outside city limits on the Kenai Peninsula are taking matters into their own hands.

VALDEZ, Alaska (AP) - One of the founders of the World Extreme Skiing Championships in Valdez, Alaska, has died in an all-terrain-vehicle accident.
Peninsula growers find opportunity with Rhodiola

A small group of dedicated Alaskan growers are cultivating a production industry for Rhodiola rosea, also known as king's crown.

CAIRO - Gunmen stormed an Egyptian army checkpoint outside Cairo early Saturday morning and killed six soldiers, including some still in their beds, officials said, in what amounted to an escalation by militants on military targets near the capital.

MEXICO CITY - Camila celebrated her first birthday in a blue-and-white striped dress with tulle appliques, playing with her guests in a room decorated with pink balloons, lilacs and Hello Kitty posters.
Arts & Entertainment

NEW YORK - New York City's big-ticket auctions of impressionist and modern art get underway Tuesday night. Among the blue chip offerings is a still life by Vincent van Gogh painted weeks before his death.
Arts & Entertainment

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Nick Dadgostar lined up on the track. Warmed up and loose after a two-lap jog, he began drills focused on strengthening his hip flexor, keeping his knees high as he sprinted 20 meters down the track.
Speaker Mike Chenault gives Iditarod Champion Mitch & Janine Seavey Legislative Citation

The passion for dog mushing runs deep in the Seavey family. Dan Seavey ran in and helped organize the first Iditarod in 1973.
Sports Briefs

Kenai alumni top Soldotna
Mushers from near and far make us proud

Well, he used to be from the Kenai Peninsula, but Lance Mackey?s win in the Iditarod Trail and Yukon Quest International sled dog races are impressive no matter where he?s from.


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