Community News and Notes

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 10:04
News and Notes

Krull earns degree from Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Elan Krull graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in San Francisco, with an Associate’s Degree in Merchandise Marketing. She also received The Cyril Magnin Award which is...

Stickers tell everything

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 15:58

We don’t eat out very much, partly because of my wife’s delicate stomach and partly because of my delicate wallet. When the choice comes down to lifesaving doctors and a good meal, I am saddened that food comes in second place.

Neither do we pick up takeout food very often. Maybe once a...

Silver Alert activated for man in Kenai

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 14:14

Update 1 p.m.:

The search is still on for an 81-year old man in the Kenai area after a Silver Alert was activated Saturday.

Lt. Ben Langham with the Kenai Police Department said officers are searching for Oscar Rookard after he was last seen on Wednesday in Kenai...

Twins earn No. 2 seed at state tourney

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 00:22

The American Legion Twins lost to South 7-5 on Friday before defeating Dimond 6-4 on Saturday to finish the regular season at 16-2 in the league and 28-7 overall.

That mark gives the Twins the second seed in the 2016 American Legion Alaska State Tournament, which begins Tuesday at Mulcahy...

Boaters rescued near Kenai City Dock

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 17:34

Three people were rescued unhurt from the Kenai River after their boat took on water Friday.

The Kenai Police Department, Kenai Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard responded to a call around 3:30 p.m. reporting that a small boat had capsized on the Kenai River. It went under after...

Peninsula burn permit suspension lifted

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 21:11

The general burn permit suspension has been lifted on the Kenai Peninsula.

The Alaska Division of Forestry Kenai-Kodiak office lifted the suspension effective noon Friday, according to a notice from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources.

“Due to the precipitation, the fire...

Alaska court strikes down parental notice for abortions

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 21:07

JUNEAU — The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday struck down a state law requiring parental notification of a minor seeking an abortion.

The court found the law, approved by voters in 2010, violates the state Constitution and cannot be enforced.

The majority opinion written by Justice...

Twins topple Wasilla on road

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 23:58

WASILLA — As one of about three teams still in the hunt for the regular season American Legion crown and the top seed in the upcoming state tournament, the Twins could not have asked for a bigger end to the year.

Kenai is capping the regular season with three games against state tournament...

Thursday: Bucs edge Oilers

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 23:58

The Peninsula Oilers can take solace in the fact that hitting is not a problem in their recent string of success.

Unfortunately, the power on offense only took them so far Thursday night against the Anchorage Bucs as the Oilers lost a 7-6 Alaska Baseball League contest at Coral Seymour...

Bird Homestead Golf Report: Men's night continues to be popular

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 23:58

Have you seen the hidden treasure 12 miles down Funny River Road? It is quite the gem, it has nicely mowed fairways, pristine greens and immaculately groomed tee boxes. YES, I’m talking about Bird Homestead Golf Course.

Heck, it might even be the best-looking golf course in Alaska. Come...