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Drivers from around state, including Lance Mackey, flock to Twin City

Friday and Saturday's second annual Alaska Dirt Track Shootout at Twin City Raceway in Kenai provided drivers an opportunity to race with no points on the line, and with a contingent of racers from Fairbanks and the Matanuska-Susitna valleys down to challenge the locals, man and machine put on a display for another capacity crowd.As part of the Progress Days celebration, track points are put on hold for a chance at the $10,000 purse that is dispersed to the top-five finishers across six classes of racing.
University of Alaska to cut programs

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The University of Alaska plans to eliminate or suspend a number of majors this year to deal with an ongoing budgetary squeeze on the state's public universities.
Summer road warriors back at it for Soldotna Rotary Unity run

To witness the kind of toughness inherent in athletes from the Kenai Peninsula, look no further than Saturday morning's 13th annual Rotary Unity Run.
Learning for Life: Pest scouts ready to help

Last November I wrote about a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, which would result in hiring four part-time pest scouts who would visit farms and ranches in Alaska to teach farmers how to scout their fields, pastures and animals for pests.
Sun treats Run for River to gorgeous day

Soldotna's Jesse Kincaid now has as many victories in running races after the age of 40 as he did before the age of 40.
Roger Jay Tachik

Roger Jay Tachick, one of the original pioneers of Soldotna, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Harborview Hospital in Seattle from complications of an accidental burn. He was 78 years old. He had been battling both brain and lung cancer for the
Walker seeks input to balance budget

Pick your poison: State income tax? State sales tax? A "cap" on Permanent Fund dividends? Draconian cuts to public services? A hike in oil taxes? It's time for Alaskans to make decisions, say Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott.
Two KPBSD students earn Gates scholarships

When Malia Acovak learned she would have her entire college education paid for, she started screaming in the middle of the Seward post office.
Community News and Notes

...nursing degree and become a certified Nurse Anesthetist.Meret Beutler, IDEA Homeschool - Meret will attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks to pursue a degree in biological sciences and a career in veterinary medicine.This year, KBEA received...
9 earn diplomas from River City Academy

During a commencement ceremony filled with laughter and tears, River City Academy awarded high school diplomas to its largest graduating class Monday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.


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