in the Kenai Peninsula Borough
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Geography and Climate
- Sterling is located on the Sterling Highway at the junction of the Moose and Kenai Rivers, 18 miles east of the City of Kenai.
- Winter temperatures range from 4 to 22 °F; Summer temperatures vary from 46 to 65 °F. Average annual precipitation is 20 inches.
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History and Culture
- The Kenai Peninsula has been the home of the Kenaitze Indians for hundreds of years. Sterling is a community that apparently had its name formalized in 1954 when a post office was established. An archaeological site, containing prehistoric house pits, has been discovered at the Izaak Walton Campground.
- Residents are mostly non-Native. Sterling is mainly known for its tourism, hunting, and sport-fishing industries. Much of the population lives here seasonally.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- The Sterling Highway provides access to Alaska's road sytem. There are several private airstrips in the Sterling area, and a private seaplane base at Scout Lake. There are two privately-operated boat launches. Nearby Kenai and Soldotna offer airports and docking facilities.
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