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Kenai, Alaska is located in Kenai Peninsula County. Zip codes in Kenai, AK include 99611, and 99635. The median home price in Kenai is $235,000. More Kenai information.

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5 hrs ago | Homer Tribune

August First Friday a mid-summer night's dream

Homer's downtown art galleries celebrate the height of summer with new exhibit openings and First Friday receptions.

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6 hrs ago | Homer Tribune

Bed Tax and beyond

The long winters with less than four hours of daylight are a small price to pay for the bounty that Alaska offers her faithful residents during the long rich days of summer.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Peninsula Clarion

Thornton challenges Olson for District 30

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of stories looking at area candidates for the Alaska Legislature.

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Anchorage Daily News

Wasilla city council member ticketed for fishing violation

A Wasilla City Council member was cited for a fishing violation by Alaska State Troopers during Friday's opener for the popular dipnet fishery at Fish Creek.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Riding herd on Kenai's wacky, wonderful fish-killing rodeo

Kenai Police patrol vehicle makes a pass on the beach after the 11 p.m. closure at the mouth of the Kenai River on Friday, July 11, 2014.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Dipnet trial finds favor on Yukon, but not on Kuskokwim

On the Yukon River, an experimental commercial dipnet fishery was wildly successful this year, landing more than 250,000 chum salmon, providing $1 million in income for village residents and saving thousands of threatened king salmon, says the buyer of the fish.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Bay harvest winds down; Kuskokwim kings may meet goal

Karl Kircher and Steven Bishop pitch setnet caught fish from a skiff near the mouth of the Kasilof River at 1 a.m. July 17 during an overnight commercial fishing period.

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Anchorage Daily News

Toothy, territorial lingcod lure Alaska anglers to far-flung Chugach Islands

Sitting on an upside-down bucket and holding onto the gunwale of a 26-foot Bay Weld that rocked and rolled, Larry Keller patiently watched for his rod tip to bounce.

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Peninsula Clarion

Assembly sends bed tax ordinance to voters, but could reconsider

With a 5-4 vote, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed an ordinance at its Tuesday meeting to ask voters on the Oct. 7 ballot if a borough-wide bed tax should be implemented.

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Anchorage Daily News

Court finds urban setnet ban initiative can move forward

A group looking to introduce a ballot initiative that would ban commercial setnets in Alaska's urban areas received approval to move forward Wednesday.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Peninsula Clarion

Voters to advise on by-mail elections

Voters this Oct. 7 will have the opportunity to advise local public servants whether the Kenai Peninsula Borough should hold elections by mail.

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Homer News

Antiques, art market offers unique shopping

The incessant noise of the crowded Sterling Highway running through Soldotna faded quickly in a gravel lot behind Pizza Boys and the Shops Around the Corner Saturday where a group of five white tents clustered around a makeshift courtyard.

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Homer News

Farmers' Market Rita Jo Shoultz champions agriculture

Who would have thought that those flamboyant peonies down at the Homer Farmers Market could get you a trip to the White House? Well, Rita Jo Shoultz has never done anything half way.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Peninsula Clarion

Kenai library nominated for national award

In honor of the 75th anniversary of DC Comics' Batman, the Kenai Community Library is holding a superhero contest and Comic Con through Saturday.

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Peninsula Clarion

Photo: Fire watch

A Forestry helicopter circles a neighborhood near Cannery Road where reports were made of a brush fire Tuesday July 22, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

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Dipnetters Try Their Luck On The Kenai River

The state's largest personal use fishery is happening on the Kenai river. Dipnetters from across the state are crowding onto the north and south beaches at the mouth of the river hoping to fill coolers with sockeye salmon.

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Homer Tribune

Assembly considers bed taxes

By Naomi Klouda Homer Tribune Watch for two key decisions that could depend on voters after the Tuesday night Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting; one would fundamentally change how voters register ballots, while the other levies a boroughwide bed tax.

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Anchorage Daily News

Tesoro rejects Petro Star claims it seeks to stifle refinery competition

Of the nearly three dozen bills and resolutions from the 2014 Alaska Legislature awaiting final approval from Gov. Sean Parnell, one calls upon the administration to seek a plan before January to "reduce the cost of quality bank adjustments paid by in-state refiners of Alaska North Slope crude oil."

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Peninsula Clarion

Rhines Road residents wary of improvements

This construction season, Rhines, Fishermans and Capryl roads in North Kenai made it to the top of the Kenai Peninsula Borough's list for road improvements.

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Anchorage Daily News

Alaska's LNG project takes step forward with export license application

The Alaska gasline mega-project took a step forward on Friday with the state's major oil companies filing an application with the Department of Energy to export liquefied natural gas.

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