Anchorage and Kenai Peninsula - Alaska, AK Assisted Living Communities
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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.
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Jan 17, 2017 12:52 pm
On January 12, the Department of Labor released its 2016 report on population change in Alaska. The population has grown slightly because of births, but people are still moving out faster than they ar...
Jan 17, 2017 8:02 am
A winner in the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race is expected to cross the finish line in Glenn Allen some time this evening. In the lead is Ryne Olson, with just over 20 miles to go.
Jan 17, 2017 3:22 am
From left, volunteers Guisselle Montes and Madison Ashley help the Red Cross' Steven Fisher canvass homes at the South Park Estates mobile home park on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Thirteen vol...
Jan 16, 2017 10:37 pm
Alaska Dept. of Corrections Commissioner Dean Williams says Anchorage had three walkaways in November following a high of 30 in March as he speaks during an open house at Cordova Center transitional f...
Jan 16, 2017 5:42 pm
This is a city on the move. And after three days of seeing great theater, sipping delicious coffee and walking along the Thames, my feet hurt.
Jan 16, 2017 12:45 pm
The National Weather Service is predicting a blast of snow will hit Southcentral Alaska beginning Sunday night. On Sunday afternoon, the service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Anchorage area...
Jan 16, 2017 3:15 am
Editor's note: Daily through Jan. 25, ADN will publish poll results showing how Alaskans feel about topics ranging from the Affordable Care Act and President-elect Donald Trump's trans...
Jan 15, 2017 10:38 pm
Well, my darling Alaskans, we've made it through the holiday season and now a real cause for celebration is upon us - the 2017 legislative session! I know, after so many "special sessions...
Jan 15, 2017 6:02 pm
This Monday, Jan. 16, will be the eighth annual MLK Day free legal clinic, just one day after Martin Luther King Jr. would have celebrated his 88th birthday. Providing access to justice is one way we ...
Jan 15, 2017 10:53 am
Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz has proposed a 2 percent sales tax for the municipality, with 15 percent going for public health and safety and the rest for property-tax relief. This latest of umpteen...
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