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It started as an experiment to improve fall reading remediation by encouraging kids to read during the summer. Twelve years ago Gloria Sweeney and her cohorts at K-Beach Elementary tagged it RIGS (Reading Is Great in Summer) and every fall crown a king or queen of reading among the summer reading pa...

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 11:01am

Homer Electric Association (HEA) members were given an opportunity in Kenai and Homer last week to learn about the latest advances in energy technology and conservation at HEA’s fourth annual Energy & Conservation Fair. The purpose of the fair according to Joe Gallagher is to help HEA members ...

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 10:57am

Ever since craftsmen have been constructing tall buildings there has been a celebration when the top beam or steel girder is put in place that has become known as a “Topping Out” celebration, sometimes referred to as topping off. Iron Workers of Local 751 recently held a Topping Out celebration ...

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 10:53am

 The Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center have teamed up with the Soldotna Rotary Club for an exciting community project that will culminate in a large mural similar to those popular in Seward, Anchorage and other Alaskan locations. “This is entirely a community based project with lot...

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 12:33pm

For a truly great hair day take a ride on the Sterling Highway to mile 81.5 and turn into Carol’s Sterling Shears. “I love my new shop and I’m ready to give you a good hair day any day you want to come by and look your very best,” she says. Carol specializes in cuts of all kinds for men and ...

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 12:32pm

The 3rd Annual Kenai Peninsula College Fair and Financial Aid night sponsored by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) for high school juniors and seniors was a huge success last week with more than 60 institutions sending representatives to participate at the Soldotna Sports Center. ...

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 12:30pm

Health North Family Medicine and Alaska Weight Loss Institute have relocated their practice from Sterling to Soldotna and are enjoying a new spacious clinic in the Alaska Maxi Storage mall on the Kenai Spur Highway. “We really like our new location, we have a lot more room and is much more accessi...

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 12:28pm

Just a year ago Kerri Nelson opened The Study on Kobuk Street in Soldotna to specialize in helping kids clear academic hurdles they may be having in school. Already Nelson says they have many success stories, “We’ve had lot of parents tell us about improvement in their kid’s attitudes and grad...

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 8:00am

Special Olympic bowlers have been honing their skills over the last two months in preparation for the tournament now underway at the Alaska Lanes in Kenai. Tina Strayhorn is a Special Olympic bowling coach in the local area and explained the sequence of training for the tournament, “We started bow...

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 8:00am

From the “Field of Dreams” movie came the saying “If you build it they will come!” Bob Hammer had a dream of a Kenai Peninsula Construction Academy (KCA) because they came to him and wanted to learn a trade skill that could get them a job. So Hammer and others taught them how to build while ...

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 8:00am


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