From February 2014

Al Hershberger, a 65-year Kenai Peninsula resident, gives the back story to photos taken during construction of the Sterling Highway,including the dedication of the first Soldotna bridge. (Photo: Shaylon Cochran/KDLL)

Snapshots of History

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly chambers were pretty full Friday afternoon. But not for some committee meeting or budget presentation. The Borough’s Land Management division kicked off a series of brown bag lunch events, focused on the history of the Peninsula and what the future could look like. Long-time resident Al Hershberger shared just a few of his many photos of the modern building of the Kenai.

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Dan Bigley, author of 'Beyond the Bear' talks about his encounter and long recovery Wednesday night at Kenai Peninsula College. (Photo: Shaylon Cochran/KDLL)

Author Recounts Bear Attack, Recovery

Ten years ago this July, Dan Bigley was fishing along the Russian River. He and his friends found themselves caught between a sow and her cubs. Dan Bigley lost his eye sight as a result of that encounter, but according to his new book ‘Beyond the Bear’, gained a NEW sense…One of community. Bigley spoke recently at Kenai Peninsula College as part of the KPC Showcase series.

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