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Nikiski man survives bear mauling

...though. The tall grass along the trails can conceal a sleeping mammal, according to the hunter. "It's a pretty bad place to hang out now that I think about it," he said. Tony Cella can be reached at
Ninilchik celebrates its 100th

...intimate culture. It has grown with it as well. "Parts of it are kind of tired," said McCombs. "But it has got a lot of stuff." The Homer News contributed to this article. Tony Cella can be reached at
Under construction: Soldotna park, playground closed until Nov. 15

...times during the shoulder season. "It's a fairly decent time," she said. "Now that it's cooler it's not a problem. In the summer it would've been a bigger deal." Tony Cella can be reached at
Their ideas: Soldotna City Council candidates continue to campaign

...six weeks a year," he said. Instead, the candidate supported organizing snowmobile racing, dog mushing and skiing activities, along with the facilities to support them. Tony Cella can be reached at
Energy in the classroom

...classroom. She said that her students may do an activity that turns an apple into a battery.Kids will use a piece of copper and a nail to harness the chemical energy within the fruit. Tony Cella can be reached at
Funny River Road project on tap to smooth out curves

...have 180 days to complete the project. The city engineer said that the deadline can be extended, however, if weather hinders progress or additional construction is needed. Tony Cella can be reached at
30 years of Wilderness: Designation has helped define Kenai Peninsula

...changes to ecosystems on a federal level. Sitka black tailed deer have been spotted in the refuge already. "By law, we don't do anything in the Wilderness," he said. Tony Cella can be reached at
Drug lab listing can stick with a property, warranted or not

...remeditation companies, the intensive cleaning of the shed often costs more than knocking the enclosure down and building a new one. "I don't have $10,000," she laughed. Tony Cella can be reached at
Cafe reopens after crash

...Central Emergency Services kept the header up during the accident. Baxter said that he had to re-install king studs and trimmers onto the header before the shop opened. Tony Cella can be reached at
Dogs dash through Labor Day agility trials

...handlers find novelty in working with an Alaskan. She joked, "if you're from California, it's a whole 'nother story, but if you're from Alaska they'll love you." Tony Cella can be reached at


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