Army Corps leaders speak on Kenai bluff erosion

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 11:06

Last week Kenai residents provided input on one local attempt to deal with Alaska’s unstable geography from Washington, D.C.

Borough to settle Dunne free speech case

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 20:47

The court case between a current Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member and the borough administration has reached a conclusion.

District reinstates 7.5 teaching positions

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:47

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Board of Education has approved a revised Fiscal Year 2018 budget that reinstates 7.5 teaching positions, but administrators remain cautious due to the possibility of declining enrollment.

Op-ed: President Trump’s vision

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:47

“Where there is no vision, the people perish…” (Proverbs 29:18)

What others say: Administration must take steps toward immigration reform

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:31

Increased immigration enforcement has been one of the hallmarks of the Trump administration, with federal agents directed to seek the deportation of just about anyone they find in the country illegally no matter how long the person might have lived here or how deep the ties to family and community. In the first 100 days after the president’s inauguration, immigration arrests climbed nearly 40% over the previous year, a pace that will almost certainly increase if Congress accedes to President Trump’s request to hire an additional 10,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to be assigned to the nation’s interior, and another 5,000 Border Patrol agents to work within 100 miles of the border.

Hicks powers Oilers to win over Bucs

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 00:27

Caleb Hicks powered the Peninsula Oilers to a 10-5 victory over the Anchorage Bucs in Alaska Baseball League play Monday at Mulcahy Stadium.

Summer of Heroes still accepting nominations

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 21:29

Summer vacation continues on, but the nomination period for the 2017 Summer of Heroes program, sponsored by Alaska Communication and Boys & Girls Clubs — Alaska, is nearing its end.

Doing a good turn

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 21:26

Eagle Scout candidate Derek Brown and fellow members of Kenai’s Boy Scout Troop 152 Joey Freeman (left) and Jimmy Freeman (right) paint the flower box outside Kenai’s American Legion post as part of Brown’s Eagle Scout community service project on Monday in Kenai. To earn Boy Scouting’s highest rank, Brown organized the troop, along with friends and family members, in repainting the flower box red, white, and blue, and planting it with a pattern of red, white, and blue flowers, along with purple petunias to symbolize the Purple Heart military decoration given to wounded soldiers. Brown, who began planning the project about two weeks ago, said his two brothers had previously done Eagle Scout projects to benefit schools and churches. “I wanted to do something for the veterans, and this was the best I could come up with,” Brown said.

Dog rolls truck into Kenai River

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 13:57

The “Dipnet Kenai” smartphone app was put to the test on Monday after an unaccompanied dog managed to shift a truck into neutral, sending the vehicle into the Kenai River.

Assembly to consider bed tax

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 21:25

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will consider whether to send a borough-wide bed tax to voters at its next meeting.