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May 27, 1999 | Reuters
Kenneth Cates, who had gone for a hike near his home in Soldotna, was killed by a bear, Alaska state troopers said Wednesday. Searchers found the body of Cates, 53, about six miles up a horse trail near the Kenai Peninsula town, the troopers said. Indications were that Cates was killed Tuesday afternoon or evening. "The fact that this was a single wound to the head indicates that it was a defensive attack," said a spokesman for the Department of Fish and Game.
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TRAVEL
September 15, 2013 | By Christopher Reynolds
More often than it should, my mind slips away to Alaska. To follow, you'd need to fly to Anchorage, rent a car, then drive to Homer, as I did in the summer of 1994. Homer is nice - a quirky hamlet on the Kenai Peninsula where eagles fly, bears swat at leaping salmon and your halibut might outweigh you. But Homer is only the jumping-off spot for my daydreams. My happy place is six miles across Kachemak Bay: Halibut Cove, once a fishing settlement on the island of Ismailof, then a ghost town, now an artists colony and summer apparition.
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NATIONAL
August 29, 2009 | Kim Murphy
There are those who think of fishing as a contemplative sport. A chance to plant hip waders in a sparkling stream, stash a cold drink in the belt pocket and dream of man's mystic connections to the water and the dark shapes lurking below. They, however, would not be many Alaskans, at least not when the sockeye start making their headlong summer rush up the Kenai River. As if mimicking the salmon's annual journey, anglers climb into cars, pickups and campers, speed down the Seward Highway from Anchorage, lug poles and nets to the water's edge and start, by God, fishing.
NATIONAL
July 8, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board were expected to arrive Monday at a small Alaska airport where an air taxi crash killed all 10 people aboard. As firefighters arrived at the runway crash Sunday morning, the De Havilland DHC-3 Otter was engulfed in flames at the Soldotna airport, about 75 miles southwest of Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula. “We have a team headed to Alaska and we're going to do an on-scene investigation,” Terry Williams, an NTSB spokesman in Washington, told the Los Angeles Times.
NEWS
April 27, 1986
The grumbling of Alaska's Augustine Volcano prompted school and church groups to cancel weekend clam digs, and authorities warned against camping on Kenai Peninsula beaches because of the danger from new eruptions. The 4,025-foot volcano southwest of the peninsula was releasing steam, and scientists said that a violent eruption is imminent.
NEWS
February 6, 1985 | Associated Press
A commuter aircraft crashed into a thick grove of trees, burst into flames and disintegrated while making an instrument approach in bad weather, killing all nine persons aboard, authorities said Tuesday. The twin-engine Beechcraft Queen Air, operated by North Pacific Airlines of Anchorage, went down Monday night about a mile east of Soldotna Airport on the Kenai Peninsula, an FAA spokesman said.
NATIONAL
July 8, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board were expected to arrive Monday at a small Alaska airport where an air taxi crash killed all 10 people aboard. As firefighters arrived at the runway crash Sunday morning, the De Havilland DHC-3 Otter was engulfed in flames at the Soldotna airport, about 75 miles southwest of Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula. “We have a team headed to Alaska and we're going to do an on-scene investigation,” Terry Williams, an NTSB spokesman in Washington, told the Los Angeles Times.
TRAVEL
September 15, 2013 | By Christopher Reynolds
More often than it should, my mind slips away to Alaska. To follow, you'd need to fly to Anchorage, rent a car, then drive to Homer, as I did in the summer of 1994. Homer is nice - a quirky hamlet on the Kenai Peninsula where eagles fly, bears swat at leaping salmon and your halibut might outweigh you. But Homer is only the jumping-off spot for my daydreams. My happy place is six miles across Kachemak Bay: Halibut Cove, once a fishing settlement on the island of Ismailof, then a ghost town, now an artists colony and summer apparition.
SPORTS
August 5, 1988 | GARY KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
The National Baseball Congress World Series has always been a showcase for baseball's best amateur and semipro pitchers. Some of the greatest in baseball history have passed through the tournament on their way to big reputations and even bigger money in the major leagues. In 1935, Satchel Paige took the mound for Bismarck, N. D., and went 4-0, striking out 60 batters in five games--a record that still stands. Don Sutton and Roger Clemens are among the others who left their marks in Wichita, Kan.
NATIONAL
January 14, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
More eruptions of Augustine Volcano sent ash clouds miles into the air and closed schools on the southern Kenai Peninsula. The eruptions caused Alaska Airlines to cancel 28 flights as a safety precaution.
NATIONAL
August 29, 2009 | Kim Murphy
There are those who think of fishing as a contemplative sport. A chance to plant hip waders in a sparkling stream, stash a cold drink in the belt pocket and dream of man's mystic connections to the water and the dark shapes lurking below. They, however, would not be many Alaskans, at least not when the sockeye start making their headlong summer rush up the Kenai River. As if mimicking the salmon's annual journey, anglers climb into cars, pickups and campers, speed down the Seward Highway from Anchorage, lug poles and nets to the water's edge and start, by God, fishing.
NEWS
May 27, 1999 | Reuters
Kenneth Cates, who had gone for a hike near his home in Soldotna, was killed by a bear, Alaska state troopers said Wednesday. Searchers found the body of Cates, 53, about six miles up a horse trail near the Kenai Peninsula town, the troopers said. Indications were that Cates was killed Tuesday afternoon or evening. "The fact that this was a single wound to the head indicates that it was a defensive attack," said a spokesman for the Department of Fish and Game.
SPORTS
August 5, 1988 | GARY KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
The National Baseball Congress World Series has always been a showcase for baseball's best amateur and semipro pitchers. Some of the greatest in baseball history have passed through the tournament on their way to big reputations and even bigger money in the major leagues. In 1935, Satchel Paige took the mound for Bismarck, N. D., and went 4-0, striking out 60 batters in five games--a record that still stands. Don Sutton and Roger Clemens are among the others who left their marks in Wichita, Kan.
NEWS
April 27, 1986
The grumbling of Alaska's Augustine Volcano prompted school and church groups to cancel weekend clam digs, and authorities warned against camping on Kenai Peninsula beaches because of the danger from new eruptions. The 4,025-foot volcano southwest of the peninsula was releasing steam, and scientists said that a violent eruption is imminent.
NEWS
February 6, 1985 | Associated Press
A commuter aircraft crashed into a thick grove of trees, burst into flames and disintegrated while making an instrument approach in bad weather, killing all nine persons aboard, authorities said Tuesday. The twin-engine Beechcraft Queen Air, operated by North Pacific Airlines of Anchorage, went down Monday night about a mile east of Soldotna Airport on the Kenai Peninsula, an FAA spokesman said.
NEWS
February 5, 2000 | Associated Press
A rookie sled dog racer who disappeared in blizzard conditions during a 200-mile race was found alive by a group of snowmobilers Friday afternoon, six days after he was last seen. Rod Boyce, 38, was found near the race trail in the Caribou Hills of the Kenai Peninsula, said Greg Wilkinson, an Alaska police official. Boyce was last seen while competing in the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race on the Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage.
NATIONAL
June 25, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
With dozens of homes and cabins destroyed by an 81-square-mile wildfire, crews worked to protect hundreds of others tucked in the hills of Kenai Peninsula. The fire threatens 600 more residences and cabins, officials said, and an unknown number of residents have ignored an evacuation order.
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