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For the third year the Alaska State Dutch Oven championships were held in conjunction with Soldotna Progress Days. The annual event is a qualifier for the World Dutch Oven Championships held in Salt Lake City. The last two years Alaska Champion Carla Anderson has competed at the World Dutch Oven Coo...

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 3:00pm

The Henry Ford assembly line changed life for millions of Americans and the face of the industrial revolution itself. Now Stanley Ford has been a life changing experience for Paul Olson and Kristina Kivi who took their wedding vows at the Stanley Ford showroom in Kenai July 29th. “I had just start...

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 2:57pm

While there have been more than a half century of Progress Days parades in Soldotna, few have been as picture perfect weather wise as this year’s. “The past five or six years have been so marginal we just had to have a better day because it just couldn’t get much worse,” said January Yaeger,...

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 2:51pm

What was just an idea last winter for Allie Ostrander’s freshman high school science class assignment is now off and running at the Tsalteshi Trails. As the Sockeye Salmon are running in record numbers up the Kenai River, two legged runners of the human kind are running to preserve the salmon’s ...

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 12:24pm

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 - 12:19pm

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 - 12:12pm

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 - 12:05pm

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 - 12:09pm

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 - 12:03pm

“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 - 11:57am


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