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One person was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital and another flown to Anchorage after a pickup truck and semitrailer collided on the Kenai Spur Highway. The accident happened at about 2:40 p.m. and traffic has been restricted to one lane for nearly two hours near mile 17 of the highway at its inte...

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:07pm

Editor's note: This article has been corrected to add information about Sarah Belle, she is from Wasilla.  Kenai’s National Guard Armory hosted the first Kenai Strongman Challenge weight-lifting competition on Saturday, January 17. Some of the participating lifters were local, such a...

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 11:07pm

A Kenai man was arrested Wednesday after a Craigslist ad linked him to tools that were reported stolen from a Nikiski business. Alaska State Troopers with the Criminal Suppression Detail responded to the ad for a plasma cutter and contacted Jason McCormick, 37, at a residence on St. Joseph Street ne...

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:22pm

On Tuesday, February 3, the city of Soldotna will hold a special election that could have a major impact on the city. But whether residents know what they are voting on, or are even aware of an election remains to be seen. Soldotna City Council members discussed voter education on Wednesday. On Tues...

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:40pm

A cement mixing truck overturned on the Sterling Highway in Kasilof on Thursday sending the injured driver to the hospital. Long, dirty grooves in the snow marked where the southbound Best Transit Mix truck narrowly missed a large wooden sign for the Kasilof Community Church as it crossed the northb...

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:41pm

JUNEAU, Alaska — Legislative consultants this week suggested that it may be wise for lawmakers to examine their approach to creating incentives for oil and gas development from Cook Inlet. The issue of oil and gas tax credits received renewed attention earlier this month, when Gov. Bill Walker wro...

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:40pm

Homer Electric Association customers are currently being targeted in a telephone scam that has made its way to the Kenai Peninsula. In recent days, HEA personnel learned of a phone scam in which a person has claimed to be an HEA representative.

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 5:29pm

A pilot and plane that have been missing since Wednesday evening have been found near Chakachamna Lake at the base of Mt. Spurr north of the Cook Inlet. A spokesperson for the Kenai Civil Air Patrol said four private planes left Soldotna early Thursday morning to search for the missing pilot, he sa...

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 1:42pm

The Central Peninsula Health Foundation has requested $350,000 from the city of Soldotna in order to help purchase the land currently occupied by the Birch Ridge Golf Course.

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 9:38pm

Employees at the Kenai Animal Shelter are preparing for a new policy requiring that identifying microchips be implanted in all animals adopted from the shelter. The microchips are unpowered electronic devices similar in size and shape to a grain of rice. When read with a radio scanner the microchip...

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:39pm


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