CINGSA plans backup systems

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:52

After losing some capacity in March to a sand-clogged well and failed dehydration unit, Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska (CINGSA) is planning to spend an estimated $41 million to back up its ability to store and dispense the fuel gas that generates most of south central Alaska’s heat and electricity.

Wildfires sweep southern peninsula

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 09:33

Back-to-back wildfires kept emergency response teams busy on the southern peninsula Monday.

Trump’s withdrawal from Iran deal chips away at America’s credibility

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 09:45

President Trump on Tuesday finally did what wiser heads in his administration have been trying to keep him from doing almost from the time he was sworn in: He announced that he would withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear agreement. In doing so, he rejected the pleas of America’s closest allies and more than 100 current and former senior diplomats. He even turned a blind eye to his own Defense secretary’s conclusion that the agreement has allowed robust monitoring of Iran’s activities.

Homer softball tops Soldotna

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 00:07

The host Homer softball team defeated Soldotna 13-5 on Monday in Northern Lights Conference action.

Soldotna baseball tops Kenai

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 00:07

The Soldotna baseball team defeated Kenai Central 11-1 in five innings Monday in nonconference action at the Soldotna Little League fields.

Mother, son face armed robbery charges

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 21:30

Nikiski mother and son face charges of armed robbery

Fish board denies petition on hatcheries

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:14

The members of the Board of Fisheries agree that Pacific salmon hatchery impacts on wild salmon stocks are concerning, but they aren’t clear on what to do to address them yet.

Kenai Peninsula Birding Fest to take off Thursday

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 21:30

As flocks of birds settle on the central Kenai Peninsula this spring, flocks of people will be following them with cameras and binoculars this weekend.

Going for a ride: Bikers learn safety tips at community event

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 21:30

Top 10 Bicycling Safety Tips

Top teachers lauded

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 21:30

Graduates across the Kenai Peninsula have been celebrating the hard work they’ve put into their classes, and May 10, BP honored the educators who make those classes possible, including five teachers from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD).