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Lightning strikes Soldotna business

KENAI - A Kenai building was struck by lightning late Friday afternoon during a storm that passed over the Central Kenai Peninsula. Such lightning strikes are usually uncommon on the peninsula, reported the Peninsula Clarion.
Kenai borough mayor vetoes vote on motel-bed tax

KENAI - Voters in the Kenai Peninsula won't have the chance to decide whether to implement a 3-percent tax on motel beds in the borough. Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre on Monday vetoed the measure from going to the ballot.
ATIA announces 2011 marketing committee

...the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Peter Grunwaldt of Premier Alaska Tours, Shanon Hamrick of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, Kirk Hoessle of Alaska Wildland Adventures, Jeff Johnson of Alaska Railroad, Al Koch of All Alaska...
Kenai Peninsula dubbed 'Alaska's playground'

...phrase "Alaska's playground" will be synonymous with the Kenai Peninsula - at least that's what the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council hopes. Sound off on the important issues at To get tourists off the cruise ship, the council unveiled...
Seldovia Village Tribe hopes to beef up Homer ferry port

...Visitors generally fall in love with the tranquility of Seldovia. However, a recent analysis by the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council comparing 2008 and 2009 found that tourism in Seldovia had fallen by 61 percent. The overall State...
Alaska tourism industry pleads for more money

Members of the hard-pressed tourism industry Wednesday begged, pleaded and sometimes threatened members of the state House Finance Committee seeking additional marketing money.
Kenai to withhold tourism grant until it comes into compliance with its contract. Carey is holding the $300,000 grant for the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, which is a nonprofit, non-departmental entity of the borough. The contract specifies that the...
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