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As the days in Alaska get darker and colder and the roads get frosty and slippery it's important to be aware of kids who walk to school regardless of the weather. In celebration of International Walk Your Child to School Day, October 5th, Redoubt Elementary principal John Pothast and Soldotna Mayor ...

Wed, 10/12/2011 - 10:29am

In an area prone to earthquakes, volcano eruptions, wild fire, floods, and tsunamis it makes sense to take responsibility for preventing and being prepared for events that can cause disaster.  That was what motivated the staff and management at Home Depot in Kenai to host this year's Kenai Safe...

Wed, 10/12/2011 - 10:28am

It didn't take long for the Kenai Chamber of Commerce to sell out their 27th Beer & Wine tasting experience according to past chamber president Penny Furnish.  "I think everyone was excited about the Lumber Jack Jam theme this year and we were totally sold out of tickets a week before the e...

Wed, 10/12/2011 - 10:25am

October came in like a caribou shedding velvet from its antlers as the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (KNWR) celebrated seven decades of conservation with creative kid's games that taught them some unique challenges that wildlife like caribou and mountain goats face on the refuge.  KNWR was est...

Wed, 10/12/2011 - 10:22am

Autumn colors and September showers have provided a vast array of rainbows and splendor on the Kenai Peninsula.  As one rainbow appeared last week over Dave and Linda Hutchings home in Soldotna it was allegedly reported that Mike Sweeney, (Soldotna's resident leprechaun) was seen donning new Ca...

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 2:18pm

Often it is said, "Our children are our most precious resource." And according to Michelle Partridge director of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe Early Childhood Center in Kenai the ladies who came together at the Kenaitze Cuya Qyut'anen Early Childhood Center for the Child Care Provider Symposium gave yet...

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 2:17pm

A year into her second century of life Wilma Ellington doesn't need a hundred and one reasons for why she's still alive and doing fine, "This year went really fast and I wasn't sure I'd make it but I did and I think the reason I'm still here is because of my family all my kids, in-laws and grandchil...

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 2:10pm

Just a few months ago Zandy Wiedman opened the new Kikay Fashion boutique at the "Y" in Soldotna with a promise of high fashion at low prices.  During the month of October Zandy is slashing her everyday low prices on high fashion apparel of all kinds to celebrate October and PFD Fest.  "My...

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 2:08pm

At last week's Kenai City Council meeting Mayor Pat Porter presented Kenai Central High School senior Olivia Pfeifer with a commendation from President Barak Obama for outstanding achievement in environmental stewardship and a plaque from the Environmental Protection Agency region #10 as the runner-...

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 1:04pm

The American Cancer Society (ACS) Cancer Action Network (CAN) celebrated their 10th Birthday last week with a free concert and party at Kaladi Bros. in Soldotna to mark the one decade milestone of fighting cancer on all fronts.  According to Kati Rehm, grass roots relationship manager for ACS-C...

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 1:02pm


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