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Remember the time when only privileged youth got to go to summer camp and slackers went to summer school. Well thanks to the Kenai Watershed Forum, the talents of Dan Pascucci, and members of the community local kids have had the opportunity to attend the greatest combination of summer camp and summ...

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 1:19pm

The community groundbreaking ceremony for the new Radiation Oncology Center to be built on the Central Peninsula Hospital campus brought joy to cancer survivors who know what it is like to have to travel to Anchorage for treatment. “This is an exciting day and the result of a twenty year dream,”...

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 1:12pm

In spite of the fact that there were hundreds of thousands of Sockeye Salmon in the Kenai River and heavy rain in the morning, hundreds turned out for Stanley Ford’s first “Cruise-In” classic auto show in Kenai. “It was a totally fun community event and that was our plan, we wanted to invite...

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 1:05pm

State of the art granite counter top fabrication is now available in Alaska at Peninsula Stone and Tile on Frontage Road just off of K-Beach Rd. in Soldotna. Shipped from stone quarries all over the world directly to Peninsula Stone and Tile owner Alexis Calder has accumulated the largest stock of g...

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 1:09pm

For nearly a decade the Rotary Unity Run has become a local event far more important than just a well organized running and family fun event, it has become a run that draws participants of all ages from all over the country for various reasons. Some come to celebrate a honeymoon, anniversary, or to ...

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 1:03pm

“There’s tons of litter on the beach everything from pop cans to lots of shoes and fish waste everywhere at low tide all over the beach, it’s gross really gross,” said Courtney Stroh last week. Stroh is a Kenai Central High School junior who as a freshman created her idea of R.O.C. the Kenai...

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 12:57pm

In an e-mail to the Dispatch U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski wrote, “Happy Ted Stevens Day, Alaska! Theodore Fulton Stevens was the Alaskan of the 20th Century and a tireless advocate for the 49th state. He was committed to our people, our economy and all that we contribute for America – from nation...

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 12:39pm

With king salmon returns at an all-time low, the annual Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) Kenai River Classic continued for a second year as a catch and release event. Extra effort also was given to educate the more than 100 Classic participants, policymakers and visiting dignitaries on th...

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 2:03pm

Since 1977 Brad Debellis has been doing all kinds of glass work on the Kenai Peninsula where he and his wife Gerri have become known for their award winning custom projects. From restoring glass in classic automobiles like a customized '42 Willys truck, to custom cutting windows for log homes, C&...

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 1:59pm

Competition rowing in Alaska is growing thanks to the Midnight Sun Rowing Association who has a landing dock and storage on Mackey Lake where they do most of their training. Winners of many state, national, and international medals the Midnight Sun Rowers are a non-profit organization dedicated to p...

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 1:57pm


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