...terrorist group Islamic State had posted a new video claiming to have beheaded British aid worker David Haines.Gazette Editor Rusty Carter defended running the photos, according to a story on the paper's website."The photo was taken last week as part...

Refuge Notebook: Bird checklist of the Kenai Flats - It's about time

...so periodic snapshots allow biologists to track changes in abundance (and occasionally species) over time. For example, Rusty Blackbirds and Red-necked Phalaropes were once common breeders and migrants on the Kenai Flats but have become increasingly...

Sitka roof project raises echo of 1804 battle

...archaeologists?The workers on the Hames Center reroofing project thought of themselves as both last week after finding about 20 rusty iron balls, about one inch in diameter, mixed in with the river-run gravel weighting down the old roofing system.The layer...

Search for the Rusty Blackbird begins

...society out of Anchorage, is launching the Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz from April...understand factors that have landed the Rusty Blackbird in the red on the 2010 Alaska WatchList.The Rusty Blackbird is a boreal perching bird, which...

Planes: Fire & Rescue

Now Playing Synopsis: Adventure flies higher than ever before in this sequel that finds championship air-racer Dusty Crophopper (voice of Dane Cook) beginning an exciting new career fighting forest fires. In the wake of another successful racing season, Dusty returns home to Propwash Junction to resume his training. But a debilitating injury forces Rusty to consider a new career path. Before long Rusty is training with the Aerial Fire Fighters at Piston Peak Air Attack Base. Becoming a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) is no simple task for an injured plane, but with the guidance of seasoned fire-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (voice of Ed Harris), fearless leader of the Piston Peak Air Attack team, Rusty is soon soaring through the clouds once again. Meanwhile, as Rusty gets up to speed, his presence in the unit catches the attention of Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), a cargo hauler-turned-water scooper capable of skimming lake water to combat raging fires. A major racing fan, Dipper can hardly contain her excitement at the prospect of working alongside Rusty, and meanwhile wise, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter (voice of Wes Studi) has never encountered a fire he couldn't conquer. In no time Rusty has made a whole host of new friends at Piston Peak, including hulking transport plane Cabbie (voice of Dale Dye), the brave grounded firefighters known as the Smokejumpers, the Secretary of the Interior (voice of Fred Willard), and Nick "Loop'n" Lopez (voice of Erik Estrada), a helicopter cop with an illustrious past. And though learning the secrets to dousing forest fires is sure to take time, Rusty is a fast learner, and eager to pitch in. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Dane Cook, Julie Bowen, Ed Harris, Curtis Armstrong, John Michael Higgins, Hal Holbrook Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Kenai man indicted for December assault

...indicted on felony charges. Kenai resident Rusty Seaman, 31, is charged with kidnapping...socket. Newton told investigators that Rusty Seaman hit him repeatedly with the butt...after he admitted he took some items from Rusty Seaman's residence. One of the blows...


...glass, baling wire and, especially, rusty nails. That was because from the time...into the body through wounds, especially rusty nails, and it once killed a boy somewhere...I hobbled to the house crying about the rusty nail that had halted my fun, Mama discovered...

News and Notes

...March 11, 2014. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Her grandparents are Janis and Demie Byram of Soldotna, and Sandra and Rusty Puckett of Sterling. Her great-grandparents are Mary and Bill Lewis of Soldotna, Sonia Byram of Prescott, Ariz., and...

Before you ride, get your bike in tune

...chain, there are kits available that help you clean it while it's on your bike.See a mechanic if: The chain is excessively rusty, links are stiff or the chain jumps on the cassette or chain rings. Bike shops have a gauge that determines whether the chain...

Caring for the Kenai contest thinks long-term

...like Walmart and Home Depot, where the average shopper is rarely exposed to local produce. Huddled together against a line of rusty-red lockers, Austin Craig, Aurora Derflinger, Morgan Chesley prepared for their presentation on Books for Africa. "I'm...



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