District facing budget, asks borough to fund to cap

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 21:12

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is facing a deficit for fiscal year 2019, and while state and borough funding has not yet been decided, administrators warn that this is the year the cuts could affect the classroom.

Fish board approves rotenone use in Tote Road lakes

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 21:12

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has the first stamp of approval for its project to eliminate the last known populations of northern pike on the Kenai Peninsula.

Forest service to start prescribed burns in Chugach National Forest

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 21:12

A prescribed burn to improve moose habitat and reduce wildfire risk will begin later this month in the Chugach National Forest.

Prep sports landscape changes for peninsula schools

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 00:11

The statewide prep sports scene has received a shakeup, with the biggest changes coming to soccer, hockey and football.

Homer’s Lints leads peninsula skiers at Tour of Anchorage

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 00:58

Homer’s Emily Lints led Kenai Peninsula skiers Sunday at the Tour of Anchorage by winning the women’s 25-kilometer freestyle in 1 hour, 30 minutes and 39 seconds.

Forecast shows both Kenai king runs within escapement goals

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 21:39

The early and late runs of Kenai River king salmon are projected to be within the escapement goals for 2018, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s forecasts.

LNG project to use Kenai city water

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 21:34

If the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation builds its planned liquefaction plant and export terminal in Nikiski, its water will come from the city of Kenai, according to the state-owned corporations’s present plans for the LNG project, which would bring North Slope natural gas to Nikiski through an 800-mile pipeline. Previous plans to supply the plant with water from wells in Nikiski were canceled after test wells underperformed or exceeded government standards for contamination.

Theft of electricity leads to charges

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 21:30

Man arrested after alleged power theft

Op-ed: The White House ‘exitus’

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 09:14

There’s a lot of talk about the Trump presidency unraveling. Big mistake. That assumes it was ever raveled. Now, however, it is about to be Hopeless.

Op-ed: Boldly going like no president before

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 09:13

Of all the promises candidate Donald Trump made during the 2016 presidential campaign, none will be more difficult to fulfill than cutting the size and cost of the federal government. That’s because Congress, which must decide whether to keep a federal agency, has the final word in such matters and spending, especially spending in one’s home state or district, is what keeps so many of them in office. Who doubts that self-preservation is the primary objective of most members of Congress?