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A car burst into flames in the Soldotna Prep School parking lot Tuesday afternoon. Central Emergency Services responded to a report of a vehicle fire on Redoubt Avenue at about 2:20 p.m. CES Health and Safety Officer Brad Nelson said when crews arrived the car was completely engulfed in flames. Nobo...

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:01pm

A Kasilof resident has filed a petition with the Kenai Peninsula Borough to ask for the recall of assembly member Kelly Wolf on the grounds of incompetence. Chase Duncan, 25, completed phase one of the petition process Monday when he submitted a 200-word petition along with 10 required signatures to...

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:23pm


Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:24pm

To remain an attractive location for locals and tourists alike, the city of Soldotna must continue adapting and improving its parks and recreational areas. That was the message from Andrew Carmichael, Soldotna Parks and Recreation Director, at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon held Tuesday ...

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:23pm

JUNEAU — The head of the board currently in charge of writing regulations for the legalized use of recreational pot in Alaska said Tuesday that rules on edibles, advertising and extraction methods should be part of the conversation. Alcoholic Beverage Control board executive director Cindy Frankli...

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:23pm

Wednesday 1:00 p.m. The Joint House & Senate Judiciary Committees will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 79 Marijuana Regulation; Controlled Substance; Crimes; Defenses and SB 30 Marijuana Regulation; Controlled Substance; Crimes; Defenses. Testimony by invitation only. ...

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:57pm

Editor's note: This story has been edited to reflect the correct measurement conversion of a 10-fathom net. It is 60 feet.  Anglers on the most heavily used river in the state will be joined by another group of fishermen this year after the Federal Subsistence Board on Thursday voted t...

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:34pm

After 18 years as the executive director of the Kenai Watershed Forum, Robert Ruffner announced Friday that he will be stepping down. “It was not an easy decision to leave,” Ruffner said. “This is something I have struggled with for a while.” Ruffner said he is not going to rush the exit pro...

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 9:40pm


Mon, 01/26/2015 - 9:40pm

SEWARD (AP) — A blind harbor seal is learning basic behaviors such as being fed by hand at an Alaska aquarium. Officials at the Alaska Sea-Life Center in Seward say the pup, named Bryce, was rescued in late December in Homer, Alaska. The veterinary staff at the center believes he suffered a head t...

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 9:40pm


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