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The Kenai Peninsula has been a key player in Alaska’s budding cannabis industry since the state legalized recreational marijuana use six years ago. 

There are now over 70 licenses in play for active and operating peninsula-based marijuana businesses, according to documents from the state’s Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office. That includes both cultivators and retailers.

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Supermarket chain Three Bears Alaska is opening another store in Sterling.

The Wasilla-based company purchased several lots on the Sterling Highway next to the Sterling Post Office and plans to open a store before the end of the year, said Marketing Director Jim Kolb. He said the property will include a full-size grocery store, liquor store, gas station and Ace Hardware.

Bid online for local art to brighten your space!

Breakup in Alaska is not the most beautiful time of year. KDLL and the Kenai Fine Art Center can help! We’re holding an art auction to give us something beautiful to see until spring really does spring forth on the central Kenai Peninsula.

Artwork is on display at Veronica’s Café in Kenai through April, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays.

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The Summit Lake area of the Seward Highway is a cell desert. Like much of Turnagain Pass, it’s also an area that’s prone to accidents, particularly in the winter.

“And so right now what happens is people might get in a horrible car accident, and then they have to rely on people who drive by to see the accident and then get to a location where there is cell service and call 911," said Michelle Weston, fire chief at Girdwood Fire and Rescue.

In week three of the KDLL/Kenai Fine Art Center April Art Auction, we meet Melinda Hershberger, Sandra Sterling and Abbey Ulen. Artwork is on display at Veronica's Cafe in Kenai through April and you can bid online for your favorite piece.

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