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A wide array of safety experts, first responder agencies and their equipment from across the Peninsula gathered for the second annual Kenai Fall Safety Day hosted by Home Depot on the first Saturday of September. “Our purpose was to provide the community with up to date information on community pr...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 9:46am

Back in 1996 when Borough Mayor Don Gilman had the idea of one stop shopping for state and borough permitting John Mahorschich was the one who got the ball rolling. He kept the ball rolling as the vision became a reality and Mahorschich became the director of the first Kenai River Center when a coop...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 9:41am

The end of summer! Back to school! Family Barbeques! Super Sales! Silver Salmon fishing! Are just a few of things that generally come to mind when thinking of Labor Day celebrations on the Peninsula. The origins of the holiday in the U.S. however go back to the late nineteenth century when labor uni...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 9:38am

After selling their Cook Inlet assets Chevron announced this summer that they will continue to be a major sponsor of the Caring for the Kenai environmental awareness contest along with Tesoro Alaska. Kevin Donley, senior council for Chevron Alaska, visited the Peninsula earlier this summer to tour t...

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 10:16am

With school back in session preparing for winter moves to the front of most Alaskans priority list this time of year. In a successful effort to be sure no one goes hungry this winter over 300 folks attended the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s 16th Annual Soup Supper. “We’re preparing for the needs...

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 10:13am

It all started some 16 years ago when a group of sourdough friends decided to throw a party for old timers, “There was seven of us who had been friends since the late forties and we would get together every Thursday for lunch either at a restaurant or in each others homes and we’d have a lot fun...

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 10:09am

After several years of seriously rain soaked weekends the Peninsula State Fair at Ninilchik caught a break and the results were record breaking attendance, miles of smiles on children’s faces and the highest prices ever at the 4-H Junior Market Livestock auction. Fair director Lara McGinnis who ha...

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 10:02am

It’s been twenty years since Borough Mayor Don Gilman envisioning the Kenai Peninsula’s economic future launched a Sister City relationship with Akita, Japan. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of that friendship a delegation from Akita visited the Peninsula this summer to renew and energize futu...

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 1:35pm

Plentiful pink and silver salmon, great learning opportunities and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski combined to make the 6th Annual Kenai River Sportfishing Assoc (KRSA) Jr. Classic a great success. What started out as a cloudy Tuesday morning turned into a beautiful afternoon on the Kenai River filled w...

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 1:30pm

It was a sunny August night. A perfect evening for civilization to meet a little fermentation and taste the efforts of Alaskan brewmeisters while supporting the Soldotna Rotary Club’s community service projects. According to Soldotna Rotary president Marcus Mueller nearly 1,400 turned out for the ...

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 1:26pm


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