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Kenai Peninsula Borough School District FY2017 Preliminary Budget includes a deficit smaller than the current fiscal year. Only $284,294 is being proposed for use from the General Fund. That is because administrators are already weighing at least $3.

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 9:18pm


Wed, 02/10/2016 - 9:18pm

Last month, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook the peninsula and created a hole in a 1 1/4-inch gas line in a residential area of Kenai. What caused the gas that subsequently leaked out to ignite, however, might never be uncovered.

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 9:18pm

Soldotna voters will again have the question of home rule placed in front of them. The Soldotna City Council voted at its Wednesday meeting to direct the administration to bring forward a resolution calling for a special election on the matter.

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 9:18pm

WASILLA - Another low snow year in Alaska is playing havoc with the world's most famous sled dog race, at least for the start.

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 9:18pm

Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify that a Kenai man was shot at with a rifle on Monday. Update, 10:45 a.m.: A Kenai man called the police himself after he was shot at on Monday, said Lt.

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:07am

Update, 4 p.m.

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 3:23pm

Among other things, Melanie Dufour's listeners at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday learned a little about sea stars. "There aren't any starfish," Dufour said. "It's part of our mission to help people learn that there are no starfish.

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 9:23pm

Although the outright price for homes is cheaper in Fairbanks, buying a home may be more affordable overall in the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 9:23pm

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.6 gave the Kenai Peninsula a light shake Tuesday night. According to the Alaska Earthquake Information Center, the quake hit at 8:07 p.m.

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 8:39pm


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