Hilcorp sole bidder for Cook Inlet hydrocarbon leases

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 11:16

Cook Inlet’s largest oil and gas extractor, Houston, Texas-based Hilcorp, will be leasing an additional 16,636 acres of state subsurface mineral rights after it was the only bidder in the Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ 2018 Cook Inlet lease sale.

Kenai soccer earns win, draw against Homer

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 23:50

With an 11-game unbeaten streak hanging in the balance, Kenai Central senior Zack Tuttle made sure the Kardinals boys dream season continued as planned.

Borough and municipalities contest revenue changes

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 13:09

City managers from around the Kenai Peninsula said Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce’s proposal to raise sales taxes while dropping property taxes would hurt sales tax-dependent city budgets. Municipal leaders met with borough administrators and assembly members on Monday to discuss the trickle-down effects of the borough’s various revenue-raising plans.

Snapper, long-time SeaLife Center resident, passes away

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 20:28

He was a painter and father, who dedicated his life to aquatic research and provided valuable opportunities for scientists and visitors to better understand marine mammals.

Soldotna soccer sweeps Nikiski

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 00:04

The visiting Soldotna soccer teams swept Nikiski on Monday in Peninsula Conference play.

Soldotna baseball no-hits Kenai

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 00:04

Three Soldotna pitchers combined for a no-hitter Monday as the Stars topped the Kardinals 17-0 in Southcentral Conference action at the Kenai Little League fields.

Man accused of wielding axe at woman

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 21:39

Man charged with stealing library laptop

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 21:38

A man in jail for parole violations was charged Saturday with stealing a laptop from the Kenai library in April.

Orthodox church to get new crosses

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 21:37

One of the triple-armed Russian Orthodox crosses atop Kenai’s Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church was taken down by a boom-lift crew from Rainproof Roofing on Friday, and will eventually be replaced with a new one.

What others say: Nonprofit group saved the SS Nenana in the past, could work again

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 13:33

The SS Nenana is safe for now. Earlier this week, Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Karl Kassel confirmed there are no plans to demolish the historic riverboat.