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Refuge Notebook: The Kenai Isthmus is a management conundrum

The Kenai Peninsula is a big chunk of land. With more than 6 million acres, it's about the size of Belgium or Maryland.
Troopers take a closer look

Time spent investigating criminal cases and highway fatalities stands to be significantly reduced in Alaska thanks to improved scene documenting technology used by troopers.
News The plan is to have troopers based out of Anchorage to cover traffic and safety patrols along the Seward Highway all the way to Cooper Landing, about a 100 mile drive.In response, the Girdwood Board of Supervisors has formed...
President arrives in Seward

Standing at the bow of the Viewfinder, President Barack Obama gripped the steel railing as the boat cut through the deep blue water of Resurrection Bay amid the mountains, islands and glaciers in the Kenai Fjords National Park.
Construction season approaches

This week's Skilak Lake Road closure was the first ripple of a wave of road maintenance set to sweep the Peninsula in summer 2015.
Knotek of Moose Pass is the Peninsula's lone Boston Marathon finisher

...which was good enough for third place in the 55 to 59 age group. Knotek did his training this winter mostly on the Seward Highway, and mixed it up once in a while by running on Snug Harbor Road in Cooper Landing. The Moose Pass runner adds the...
Tight Lines: Access great backcountry angling via bicycle

It's usually not difficult to distinguish the real bicyclist from the occasional fisherman spotted riding our local trails.
Girdwood trooper post to remain open through June

The Girdwood post of the Alaska State Troopers, originally slated to be closed Jan. 1, will remain open at least through June 30, troopers say.
Troopers end search for Anchorage man

...Mitchell, 38, since no other clues have been found since his vehicle was identified on a trail near mile 87 of the Seward Highway on Sept. 26."Due to not finding additional signs of Mitchell, the worsening environmental conditions and as...
Search resumes for missing Anchorage man

As Alaska State Troopers combed an portion of the Seward Highway where missing Anchorage man Kevin Mitchell's an area south of Girdwood, near mile 87.5 of the Seward Highway, where his truck was discovered. Mitchell is believed...


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