Anchorage and Kenai Peninsula - Alaska Skilled Nursing Communities
Anchorage and Kenai Peninsula - Alaska
Anchorage, the state's biggest city, has many Alaska influences but is also sometimes called Los Anchorage for its Lower 48-style architecture and mannerisms.
The Kenai Peninsula is a large peninsula jutting from the southern coast of Alaska in the United States. The name Kenai is probably derived from Kenayskaya, the Russian name for the Cook Inlet, which borders the peninsula to the west. It extends approximately 150 miles (240 km) southwest from the Chugach Mountains, south of Anchorage. It is separated from the mainland on the west by the Cook Inlet and on the east by the Prince William Sound. Most of the peninsula is part of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.
The glacier-covered Kenai Mountains (7,000 ft/2,130 m) run along the southeast spine of the peninsula along the coast of the Gulf of Alaska. Much of the range is within Kenai Fjords National Park. The northwest coast along the Cook Inlet is flatter and marshy, dotted with numerous small lakes such as Bear Lake. Several larger lakes extend through the interior of the peninsula, including Skilak Lake and Tustumena Lake. Rivers include the Kenai River, famous for its salmon population, as well as the Russian River, the Kasilof River, and Anchor River. Kachemak Bay, a small inlet off the larger Cook Inlet, extends into the peninsula's southwest end, much of which is part of Kachemak Bay State Park
The Kenai Peninsula is littered with glaciers on its eastern portion. It is home to both the Sargent Icefield and Harding Icefields and numerous glaciers that spawn off them.
Anchorage Alaska Headlines -RSS
Oct 26, 2016 1:21 pm
Duane Clark of Duane's Top Shelf Artisan Market is debuting the Thankful Thursdays market this week indoors at the Mall at Sears. It joins the Center Market in the same location - between the ...
Oct 26, 2016 9:03 am
Scientists raised the alert level for a remote Aleutian volcano on Monday after an explosion was detected on the mountain and heard by residents of a tiny village some 45 miles away, a monitoring webs...
Oct 26, 2016 4:53 am
The city of Anchorage has launched a digital permitting and building plan review system that officials say will save time and money for architects, developers and city planners. The new "e-plan&q...
Oct 26, 2016 12:25 am
Juniper Lanmon-Freeman cried the first time she attended the birth of a child. A licensed midwife, Lanmon-Freeman now delivers two to three babies per month for mothers at their homes.
Oct 25, 2016 7:40 pm
When Amelia Joubert visited the local haunted Halloween attraction in previous years, she always avoided the "7th Ward Asylum." But last year, she decided to go in.
Oct 25, 2016 1:29 am
An appeals court today upheld a federal decision to list a species of ice seals as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The National Marine Fisheries Service added two Arctic populations of be...
Oct 25, 2016 1:29 am
Absentee and early in-person voting is now open in Alaska for the Nov. 8 general election. There are two locations open in Anchorage.
Oct 24, 2016 7:36 am
"The forecast," goes a common refrain, "is always wrong." In fact, forecasts are usually right.
Oct 24, 2016 3:24 am
Requests for reports at the Anchorage Police Department have stacked up due to a shortage of staff and a continuous flow of work. A police report requested online typically takes four to five days to ...
You can now request information from Communities and Listings with the security of knowing that your privacy is protected. Read more...