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Kenai junk car code could change

...hearing and council vote on September 2."The (junk vehicle) code right now is somewhat difficult to enforce," Kelley said. "So this cleans up the definitions of what a junk vehicle is."Although Kenai municipal code has had a chapter prohibiting...
Sockeye fishing makes anglers twitchy

...flipping it back upstream. "Most of the fish, you're going to feel them down at the end of your drift," Miller said. "So you come up and set the hook. That's the Kenai twitch you're talking about there." For an angler with a sharp...
Heroin use on the rise; impacts felt on Kenai Peninsula or need medical treatment. "When we're getting calls, that's because something has gone wrong," Browning said. "So when we're going on more (calls), then you know that it's happening a lot more, to where obviously they're...
Discussion begins on oil tax credits

...proposal ready for the Legislature next year."The governor's action has really gotten people talking," Hoffbeck said.So far there are three plans on the table, he said. One is a direct state equity investment in a project, such as the...
Drifters, setnetters to fish at Kasilof River mouth

...that Thursday was probably the next time we were going to fish in the regular area (available to setnetters)," he said. "So we fish until high water, slack tide on Wednesday night and then come out of the water. That will put the setnetters...
Progress made on Card Street fire

...light rains in the spring. "(The deeper soil layers) are not getting moisture in from the higher humidity," Turner said. "So when fires do burn, they burn deeper and they hold down there longer. That's the situation we're facing now...
Oilers pitcher beats cancer to resume baseball career

...everything that came up was the worst-case scenario because what I had just been through was a worst-case scenario," he said. So Diaz really only had one choice. "I didn't feel right and I ended up quitting," he said. "I went in and told the...
Fly-fishing camp hooks the next generation

...conservation to the next generation."A lot of these kids' moms and dads don't fish, but they'll bring them," Kreft said. "So then we just mentor them with some of our adults and help them out on the rivers and stuff."Next Cast is sort of an...
Temporary closure for Skilak Lake Road

...warn people that because they're expecting rain, they're not expecting the road to dry out quickly," McCarthy said. "So it may take several days. We'll continue to update the public on 511 (DOT's road conditions webpage at 511.alaska...
Voices of Alaska: Erin's Law: an overdue ounce of prevention

...She knew there was history there and took us aside and said, "Don't ever let Uncle Ron touch you. Why? Because I said so." As 6- and 7-year-olds, we were delighted that the 13-year-old boy from the next neighborhood came over to...


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