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According to Jack Sinclair local Superintendent for Alaska State Parks, over 20 intrepid bird watchers of all ages participated in the Soldotna Christmas Bird Count (CBC) that was conducted on December 17th. "The count goes back over a century when they did the first count and made a self prescribed...

Wed, 12/28/2011 - 11:17am

Christmas 2011 will be a lifetime memory for ten kids selected from the local area to go on a $100 shopping spree with their heroes from Central Emergency Services (CES) spending funds donated by the fire fighters, "We gather funds through our local firefighters association that comes strictly out o...

Wed, 12/28/2011 - 11:15am

It was a busy week for U.S. Marine Sgt. Boyd Jorgensen, the Salvation Army, and Toys for Tots volunteers thanks to the generous contributions from the local community and businesses. Even though the Toys for Tots campaign had a later start this year, "Every year the Marine Corp releases the date to ...

Wed, 12/28/2011 - 11:13am

Other than the sales staff neoprene fishing boots there is nothing fishy about Soldotna's Fish Connections, unless it's their rod & reel butane fire starters. But if you are looking for a unique holiday gift that you have never given before to that person who is always impossible to find anythin...

Wed, 12/14/2011 - 2:50pm

Looking for that perfect rifle or hand gun for the man in your life? Looking for that perfect 12 gage or semi-automatic for the lady in your life? Looking for the perfect gun case or accessory that you know someone needs? Or just need to talk with someone about firearms and their accessories who rea...

Wed, 12/14/2011 - 2:50pm

As warm winds from the South Pacific moved north to Alaska last week it was the City of Soldotna's turn to light up the night for the holidays. "It was a great time and warmer temperatures made it ideal for outdoor hayrides this year thanks to Diamond M Ranch and Ridgeway Farms. But of course the ma...

Wed, 12/14/2011 - 2:50pm

Better watch out! Better not pout! Better not cry I'm telling you why; Santa Clause has been coming to town this year more than ever. By Fire truck in Kenai and Soldotna and last week by Ford Pick-up as Santa arrived for the 1st Annual Santa comes to Stanley celebration at Stanley Ford in Kenai. "Th...

Wed, 12/14/2011 - 2:50pm

For decades the day after Thanksgiving has been a highly anticipated showcase for local artisans and craftsmen to display their wares and creations at Kenai Central High School.  The event is sponsored by the Kenai Fine Arts Center and offers a local opportunity for holiday shoppers to find uni...

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 9:00am

As those who grew up in the 4-H program on the Kenai Peninsula who now have their grandkids in 4-H will tell you, there are several names that are synonymous with 4-H:  JoAnne and Carrol Martin, Norm Blakeley, Abbey Ala, and Nancy Veal.  Not that they single handedly started or grew the pr...

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 9:00am

Ever since the legendary Harry Gaines use to sit in a chair and hand out candy canes where the Kenai Visitor & Cultural Center is now located, children have welcoming Christmas to Kenai has been a community tradition on the day after Thanksgiving.  More than three decades ago Peggy Arness, ...

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 9:00am


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