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Soldotna Republican Rep. Ron Gillham shared a post on his personal Facebook last week that likened those who provide information about COVID-19 vaccines to Nazis who were executed for war crimes after World War II.

To get into the “Peninsula ~ Free ~ Buy ~ Sell ~ Trade” Facebook group, you’ve first got to go through Rookie. Rookie, who’s been going by that name both on and offline for years, is one of the group’s administrators and de-facto bouncers. 

“If you’re in Anchorage, sorry. If you’re in Utah, nope. Florida, I don’t think so," she said. "It’s carefully guarded so only people on the peninsula can be members.”

To date, a whopping 18,700 Kenai Peninsula residents are members.