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Local Ag support already seeing cuts

Agriculture support programs on the Kenai Peninsula will soon be feeling the effects of statewide budget cuts.
Mushroom hunters find tasty harvest on the Kenai Peninsula

The Central Kenai Peninsula is projected to yield a bountiful harvest of morel mushrooms this season. Mushroom hunters are already on the move, combing through the undergrowth and forest floor.

Peninsula residents petition for new bike path

Hundreds of peninsula residents are pushing for the construction of a bike path along one of the central Kenai Peninsula's major roads.
Feds, public weigh in on Susitna hydro studies

A proposed hydro project on the Susitna River is the impetus for substantial fisheries research, but state and federal interests have disagreed on components of the first year of work.
Widespread decline of kings points to natural forces

The summer of 2012 was tough for king salmon runs. Economic disasters were declared in the wake of poor returns on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers, and in Cook Inlet. Users in all of those areas faced severe restrictions.
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Kenai student spends summer focused on learning

Ruscia-lea Colton of Nikiski was not going to spend her summer idle, and thanks to the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program at the University of Alaska, she is ensuring her summer is spent continuing her education.
Many contribute to Job Shadow Day success

In preparation for the 2014 Job Shadow Day, 121 juniors at Kenai Central High School spent several months researching careers and preparing business portfolios, including job applications, resumes, and cover letters. The unit culminated with individualized, first-hand workplace experiences with local business hosts from across the Central Peninsula. KCHS students and staff would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all of the individuals, agencies, and businesses that helped to support this program and to make this such a positive experience for students.
Home sweet roam: Where the Dolly Varden go

...where to cast. That is not always the case if you work for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game or the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, especially on the Kenai River, and even more so if your work included surgically implanting radio tags...
Cook Inlet plane crash attributed to engine trouble

...was in the area probably sped up the rescue by an hour.The rescue was a joint effort.Peters said a United States Fish and Wildlife Service aircraft assisted in the search effort, and commercial fishermen in a skiff transported the survivors...


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