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It just takes some folks longer to finish school than others. Especially those few students who become gifted educators and turn their passion for teaching into a legacy of inspired lives. Two such individuals Rick Frederic and Candice Goldstein, who collectively dedicated 57 years of service to the...

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 8:00am

Hilcorp Alaska, LLC became a new independent energy company in the Cook Inlet when they acquired Chevron and then Marathon's Inlet assets, but the faces within the companies are mostly the same, "Hilcorp is really the same friends and neighbors that you have known before depending on who they were w...

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 8:00am

Before the experience of the hardy homesteader becomes merely a thing of Alaskan legend, Chuck Baird of Tampa Bay, Florida will arrive this week on Latouche Island and attempt to replicate their experience before a TV camera. Baird is a film producer who has just released his first feature film call...

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 8:00am

For those who gathered in Kenai and Soldotna for Memorial Day ceremonies it wasn't about the beginning of summer, family barbeques or remembering those who have passed away, it was a day to remember and be thankful for those who died defending our liberties. "It bothers me when people wish me a Happ...

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 8:00am

Located where the Funky Monkey use to be in the C-Plaza along the Spur Highway in Kenai is an all new restaurant called "Playa Azul." Featuring the atmosphere of the Mexican Riviera here on the Kenai Peninsula, "We wanted to bring something a little different for the people here," said owner Pancho ...

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 3:12pm

Reading Counts champions at Soldotna Elementary were treated last week to a Central Emergency Services (CES) Fire Engine ride from school to City Hall and back again. At Soldotna City Hall they were presented with Certificates for their superb reading by Mayor Peter Micciche, Principal Teri Diamond ...

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 3:06pm

For the second year about a dozen head of Martin Red Angus cattle and about thirty riders made an old fashioned cattle drive from the Diamond M Ranch pasture to the Soldotna Rodeo Grounds. Unlike the cattle drives of the old west from which the image of the American cowboy was etched and took betwee...

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 3:04pm

Last week the City of Soldotna held a bike safety awareness day. The idea for the event came from meetings of the City's Bike Pedestrian and Trails Safety Committee according to Mayor Peter Micciche. "We realized that when we send our kids out on the road every spring, even the more advanced riders ...

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 3:00pm

It won't be long and the call will go out at Coral Seymour Memorial Park to: "Play Ball," and 2012 Oiler baseball season will be underway. Last week as a head start to the crack of the bat the Peninsula Oilers Baseball Club held their traditional "Gusher" and Hall of Fame induction ceremony. "It hap...

Wed, 05/16/2012 - 8:00am

Between Soldotna, Kenai and Homer over 20 little entrepreneurs took to the streets and parking lots of the Kenai Peninsula May 5th for the Peninsula's first Lemonade Day. The cool, cloudy, windswept weather didn't chill the enthusiasm of kids who had prepared to leap into the free enterprise system ...

Wed, 05/16/2012 - 8:00am


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