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...December 2013)."Winds of Skilak" traces a young couple's move from the suburbs of Ohio to a remote island on Skilak Lake, where they must adapt to a life without running water, electricity and telephones while handling sub-freezing temperatures...
Study shows Kenai River wetlands shrinking slightly

...not major yet, but we're moving in that direction," he said. The study was confined to 149,459 acres between Skilak Lake and the mouth of the Kenai. Of that area, roughly 32.1 percent is classified as wetlands or deepwater habitats...
Alaska Digest

...were no longer in distress. Bear attacks couple near Skilak Lake KENAI - A woman received serious head and shoulder injuries...John Poljacik, both of Kasilof, as they walked on the Skilak Lake Loup. Poljacik received some minor scratches in the...
Kenai Peninsula a year-round home for hardy trumpeter swans

...River and on the Kenai River below Skilak Lake, trumpeters began nesting in May...there is in big stretches below Skilak Lake. There's aquatic vegetation...Since the living is so good below Skilak Lake, Eskelin said the area draws some...
Bear roamed from Anchorage to Kenai Peninsula

...wandered through Cooper Landing and was next seen crossing Skilak Lake Road on June 8. Over the next three weeks, the bear remained north of Skilak Lake, wandering north and south of the Sterling Highway...
Author returns to Alaska for fish and stories

...I'm not done with them yet." But literature and academia felt distant and inconsequential as the boat entered Skilak Lake. On the calm day -- still water, a cloudless, light blue sky framed by snow-flecked, dark blue mountains...
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Late wildfire burning in Kenai refuge

...The blaze is being allowed to burn and is not expected to spread beyond an isolated hill on the far eastern side of Skilak Lake. Fire investigators discovered an old campfire, and believe it caused the blaze.
Fish and Game studying Kenai River trout

...remaining specimens have moved upstream, and are now above the rapids, with a majority hanging out in the depths of Skilak Lake. Biologists already have a sense of what rainbows do and where they go through the year. Unlike some of the other...
King fishing closed on the Kenai closed to sport fishing from Saturday until the end of June. From the Soldotna Bridge upstream to the outlet of Skilak Lake, the river is closed from Saturday through July 14. In other action, the agency says fishermen on the Kasilof River...
Regional News

...Alaska State Troopers. George Schacht, 65, of Temple, N.H., was pulled from the waters of Engineer Lake near Skilak Lake by relatives and bystanders after someone noticed his head was under the water. It wasn't clear how long he was submerged...


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