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Vincent Calderon and Carrie Gaethle had just gotten their two children back to bed after being shaken awake by a 7.1 magnitude tremor that rocked the Kenai Peninsula Sunday morning when their house exploded into a mass of blue flames.

Sun, 01/24/2016 - 9:43pm

Though she describes herself as "organized chaos," Megan Nathe's bedroom looks ready to pass the most thorough of inspections, with not a pen out of place and labels stuck to her several metal lockers.

Sat, 01/23/2016 - 9:18pm

Nearly all residents evacuated from the Lilac Lane area after Sunday's earthquake have returned home. The 7.1 magnitude tremor caused two gas explosions that burnt four houses to the ground in Kenai, among other damages.

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 3:45pm

Troopers have identified the woman who died in a two-vehicle car crash Monday morning as 19-year-old Raquelle Reynolds of Soldotna. She was the driver and sole occupant of a 2007 Equinox that collided with a pickup truck around 5:35 a.m.

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 11:24am

Kenai Peninsula residents got a rude awakening early Sunday morning when a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit the Lower Cook Inlet. No injuries have been reported since the tremor clocked in at 1:30 a.m.

Sun, 01/24/2016 - 9:44pm

January. I'm stuck in between how to make it feel less like a long Monday and that "new year, new me" garbage. My plan is to have a plan. We're three weeks in. It's time to get it together. Being a "yes man.

Sat, 01/23/2016 - 1:55pm

The snow and ice are still here, but it is never to early to start planning for next year's crop. Now is a good time to be thinking about purchasing seed and planning your vegetable or flower garden.

Sat, 01/23/2016 - 1:54pm

Ali Dusek of Soldotna has been named to the Dean's Honor List for the fall semester of the 2015-2016 academic year in the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Sat, 01/23/2016 - 1:54pm

A confident group of mostly Sterling area teens and juniors have represented the Kenai Peninsula in judo competition and continue the Club's winning tradition. On Oct. 24 nine members of Sterling Club competed in a state wide competition in Anchorage.

Sat, 01/23/2016 - 1:54pm

I thought I was prepared for last Friday, its being Friday the 15th and all. It was close enough to Friday the 13th to give me bad luck all day.

Sat, 01/23/2016 - 11:50am


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