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Cause of gas explosions investigated

02/10/16

Last month, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook the peninsula and created a hole in a 1 1/4-inch gas line in a residential area of Kenai. What caused the gas that subsequently leaked out to ignite, however, might never be uncovered.

School district weighs staffing cuts

02/10/16

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District FY2017 Preliminary Budget includes a deficit smaller than the current fiscal year. Only $284,294 is being proposed for use from the General Fund. That is because administrators are already weighing at least $3.

Soldotna to call for special election on home rule

02/10/16

Soldotna voters will again have the question of home rule placed in front of them.
The Soldotna City Council voted at its Wednesday meeting to direct the administration to bring forward a resolution calling for a special election on the matter.

Legislator's plan promises to halve state's swelling deficit

02/10/16

For 13 months, Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, has been working on a plan to use Permanent Fund earnings to partially balance Alaska's state budget.

Sports

3 Kardinals sign up for college football

Three Kenai Central High School seniors penned their commitments to play college football on signing day, giving head coach John Marquez one of his largest college-bound classes in his four-year coaching career with the Kardinals.

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Arts & Entertainment

Pair of Soldotna library projects bring artists to the public, and vice versa

Collections of prints by ten local artists, ranging from miniature watercolors to urban street photography, are on display at the Soldotna Public Library. You'll find them in the corner by the gas fireplace - not on the walls, but in a set of drawers.

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Opinion

What others say: The ups and down

A colorful graph paints a pretty picture- the Alaska Permanent Fund did well in fiscal 2015. Not so much this year to date.

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