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End of winter heralds arrive of mosquitoes

FAIRBANKS - Alaska winters are long, dark and cold and the coming of summer is greeted with relief and delight. However, that delight is tempered by the arrival of another sign of summer - the mosquito.
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.
Voices of Alaska: Many contribute to wood bison project

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game's reintroduction of wood bison to the Lower Innoko/Yukon Rivers area has made the news lately.
Online tool aids oil-spill response

Chemical oceanographer Sue Saupe said that when she worked as a responder to the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989, she had trouble finding locations for productive study because the coastline of Prince William Sound was incompletely surveyed.
Students to receive first hand business expertise

This summer, students from all across Alaska will experience what it takes to run a business.
Refuge Notebook: New aerial photography technology - little camera, big picture

There are myriads of ways to measure and describe an area, but as they say, "a picture is worth a thousand words." At work I frequently use Google Earth to look at remote locations of interest.
Learning for Life

If you have been keeping up with local and national news headlines, it has become a rarity to read or hear anything inspirational or encouraging. On the contrary, headline stories are most frequently bad if not downright depressing.
Dorothy Ann Bush Sheeley

Longtime Alaskan and Soldotna resident Dorothy Ann (Sheeley) Bush, 93, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date in the summer of 2015. Mrs. Bush was born Feb. 22,
Scholarship packet speeds application process

KPC's Fall Scholarship Packet is now available for students on the KPC website or from the Student Services or Financial Aid offices. Every effort is made to make applying for 20 college-based scholarships as straightforward as possible.
KPHA U-14 girls squad makes history by winning Pacific District Tournament

It took three overtimes and 40 years, but the Kenai Peninsula Hockey Association has finally won a Pacific District Tournament. The breakthrough was provided by KPHA's Under-14 Tier II girls comp team March 8 in San Jose, California.


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