BRIAN SMITH

Iditarod a confidence-builder for rookie musher

KENAI - When Travis Beals was in elementary school he would dream about the Iditarod as the current standings were read aloud before the day's lessons began. Often Beals would think about the arctic adventures of Martin Buser and his team of sled dogs. Read more

Kasilof man revving for another Iron Dog run

KENAI - Exploding through the subzero arctic at periodic speeds exceeding 90 miles an hour, leaving a snow trail stretching for miles, requires every muscle in one's body and often leaves the rider baked in his coat, sautéed in sweat. Read more

Kenai animal control faces chaotic work

KENAI - A day in the life of Brett Reid starts with a cacophony of meows and woofs from those wriggling bundles of life in their respective cages, announcing for all to hear they are happy to be warm and alive. Read more

Biologist finds no invasive species on drill rig

KENAI - A Homer-based biologist has determined whatever shells and organic marine debris was attached to the Endeavour-Spirit of Independence in the past did not survive the trip from Singapore to Cook Inlet waters. Read more

Kenai gun club teaches women shooting basics

KENAI - Four women sat in a circle and listened to Ted Spraker retell an email he once received about how small of a gun could be used to stop a charging brown bear in its tracks on Saturday afternoon. Read more

Alaska bikers ask drivers to be alert

KENAI - As engines rumbled, gasoline pumped and the prayers started to flow, Bert Heitstuman said he was confident the Kenai Peninsula is a generally safe place to ride motorcycles. Read more

Ex-Alaska resident wants to build school abroad

KENAI - Identity is important to Lester Nelson. Not so much his identity, rather that of those he cares deeply about - Filipino youth. Read more

Public to comment on halibut management plan

KENAI — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is currently taking public input on a management plan it hopes... Read more

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