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If the image that comes to your mind of a vinyl floor is something with curled up edges that was installed 10 or even 5 years ago, your image is probably as outdated as a rotary dial telephone. Unless of course you've been by 4-D Carpet One in Soldotna and seen their latest cabinets, counter tops, a...

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 9:00am

Not many folks today can actually remember when you could get a shave and a haircut for two bits, but everyone still recalls the jingle and the nostalgia for a time in America's past. Today two bits, (for the texting generation that's 25 cents,) won't buy a pack of chewing gum yet consumers are alwa...

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 9:00am

In conjunction with the Peninsula Winter Games and proud sponsor Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, the Native Youth Olympics (NYO) brought to Soldotna for the first time an authentic Native Blanket Toss. Gregory Nothstine, of Inupiat decent, originally from Wales island, brought the blanket to the Pe...

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 10:00am

The 15th Annual Soldotna Trustworthy Hardware & Fishing Ice Fishing Derby is under way, and with milder temperatures and more daylight hours it's a great time to take your family ice fishing and have a crack at winning some great prizes. "We've got lots of ice, it's been a cold one, and it looks...

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 9:00am

When Tesoro's Kenai refinery began operations on the peninsula, bell bottoms were all the rage and everyone was celebrating the landing of the first man on the moon. There were 17 employees then, and the refinery had a total crude throughput capacity of 17,500 barrels per day. Now, 43 years later, t...

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 9:00am

37 years ago Sterling missionary Al & Bernice York felt the community needed a winter event for kids to get them outdoors and experience traditional Alaskan winter fun and games. This year despite the chilly temperatures the Peninsula Winter Games (PWG) still drew in well over 1,000 participants...

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 9:00am

The Annual Kenai Community Awards Banquet has featured a litany of entertainment over the last 38 years with everything from the hilarious Mr. Whitekeys from Anchorage to Las Vegas magicians pulling live rabbits out of past chamber presidents hats, but none have been any funnier than Saturday nights...

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 4:24pm

Nearly 150 people took advantage of a free workshop at Central Peninsula Hospital (CPH) recently when award winning hospice nurse, author, and nationally prominent speaker Barbra Karnes RN presented a series of workshops on the "Dynamics of Dying." According to Meg Zerbinos, spiritual care coordinat...

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 4:23pm

The New Year in Soldotna and Kenai is traditionally a time for the Chambers of Commerce to reflect on what was accomplished in the past 12 months and acknowledge the individuals who have made that progress possible. In Soldotna 2011 Board of Directors president Ryan Kapp of Edward Jones passed his g...

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 4:19pm

The logistics of cutting nearly 60 2-ton blocks of ice and getting them set up for ice carvers to work their magic is a daunting task. As the lake freezes it has to be kept free of snow so the ice will freeze deep and clear, an extra challenge in a record snow fall year with weeks of rain and thawin...

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 4:17pm


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