North Slope storm causes estimated $10 million in damage

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 21:16

ANCHORAGE — Damages from a recent storm in Alaska’s North Slope could end up costing the regional government more than $10 million, and a damaged road in the nation’s northernmost town could keep whalers from an important subsistence area.

BlueCrest to drill at least one well in 2018

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 21:02

Oil producer BlueCrest Alaska Operating intends to drill at least one new well in 2018 from its onshore pad between Anchor Point and Ninilchik, according to a plan of development it submitted Sept. 27 to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Oil and Gas.

Absentee ballots counted; results unchanged

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 20:52

None of the Oct. 3 Kenai Peninsula Borough election results have changed after all the absentee ballots have been counted.

Flu tops murder for cause of death in Alaska in 2016

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 20:51

Flu and pneumonia killed more Alaskans in 2016 than assault or homicide, according to new statistics from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

Photo: A nip in the air

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:30

Frost glistens on the grass outside the Kenai Courthouse on Trading Bay Road on Monday, Oct. 9 in Kenai. Central Kenai Peninsula residents woke up to a layer of frost on Monday, with temperatures climbing slowly toward the mid-40s with clear skies and sunshine. The National Weather Service predicts Tuesday and Wednesday will see mixed clouds and sunshine as well, with highs int he mid- to high 40s and lows in the mid-30s.

Bethel homeless shelter searches for new home before winter

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 20:21

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A homeless shelter in Bethel is searching for a new facility before the arrival of winter, which can be deadly for the homeless population because of Alaska’s frigid temperatures.

Bless this pet

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 19:36

Pets of all shapes and sizes were welcomed at St. Francis by the Sea in Kenai on Sunday.

Students learn about salmon through annual life cycle program

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 19:22

Sometimes it’s nice to go back to where it all begins. At least that’s what several lower Kenai Peninsula elementary school kids did last week when they attended a field trip in Anchor Point that brought them to the beginning of the salmon life cycle.

Thanks to Fred Meyer for school donation

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 12:26

Thanks to Fred Meyer staff for school donation

Op-ed: Defining evil

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 12:26

Responding to the recent Las Vegas concert shooting that killed more than 50 people and injured hundreds more, President Trump described the act as one “of pure evil.”