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Sterling man presumed dead following Portage Lake accident is missing and presumed dead after a boating accident on Portage Lake. Larry Dobson jumped into the lake Monday in an Larry and Dave Dobson had canoed to the south side of Portage Lake on Monday. They spent the afternoon hiking, but when...
Refuge Notebook: The Kenai Isthmus is a management conundrum

...William Sound and the Cook Inlet between Portage and Whittier. It was likely completely...years ago, of which the rapidly receding Portage Glacier is all that remains. The passage was called "portage" as it was used as one for centuries...
Tight Lines: Autumn fishing: So many options, so little time

...the garden having fallen fallow, there is once again time for reflection. Whether kicking up freshly fallen leaves along a portage trail or soaking up the last vestiges of warm sunshine, for many of us autumn provides a brief and welcome respite, an important...
Explorers finding glacier is as good as gold

...Quaterra Resources Inc. and Grande Portage Resources Ltd. formed a 35 percent...copper, zinc, lead and tungsten. Grande Portage, headquartered in Vancouver, a lot of gold." To date, Grande Portage has drilled a total of 21,400 feet of...
Around the District

...Field Trip Oct. 9: Connections Home School Program will be sponsoring a field trip to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center near Portage on Friday, Oct. 9. We will meet at the park entrance at 10:30 a.m. There is a covered area for us to enjoy lunch and...
AKDOT budget cuts limit winter road clearance

...However, the Kenai Spur Highway, the Sterling highway between Soldotna and Homer, and the Sterling Highway from Soldotna to Portage are designated Priority 2, meaning they will be cleared within 36 hours after a winter storm. The other state-maintained...
NWS issues weather advisories

...Weather Service has issued an urban and small stream advisory for western Prince William Sound including Seward, Whittier and Portage that will be in effect from 10 a.m. Monday until 10 p.m. Tuesday. A second advisory issued Monday said rainfall across...
Please, take driving safety tips to heart

...fatal motor vehicle accidents on the roads leading to and crossing the Kenai Peninsula, including a seven-vehicle crash near Portage that left one person dead and three in critical condition Friday, and a single-vehicle accident on July 24 in which a teenage...
Refuge Notebook: Local kids do big work

...the Swan Lake and Swanson River canoe trails. Using hand tools, we reconstructed degraded portage trails, as well as rehanging missing canoe portage signs. We enjoyed knowing that our work will assist canoeists, hunters and anglers in their...

...Swanson Trail System, a part of the Kenai Wildlife Refuge, contains more than 40 lakes and 46 miles of river connected by portages and suitable for both single-day or multi-day outings. Both the Swanson and Swan Lake systems can be accessed on Swan...


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