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After her third night of sleeping in a motor home at the King Salmon RV Park in Soldotna, Leticia Thiede woke Tuesday morning to the sound of rain hitting the roof; music to her ears after everything she has experienced since the Funny River Horse Trail wildfire threatened her community. Along with ...

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 8:35pm

ANCHORAGE - A federal judge heard oral argument yesterday in the lawsuit regarding whether or not Cook Inlet should be in a federal salmon management plan. Alaska has managed its own salmon since statehood, and neither party is questioning that.

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 8:35pm

The word "hero" can bring to mind anyone from law enforcement officers keeping communities safe to emergency responders saving lives to the firefighters working to contain the Funny River Road wildfire.

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 8:35pm

Firefighter officials said the Tyonek wildfire should be 100 percent contained by the end of Wednesday, nine days after the wind-driven fire was first reported to be moving toward Tyonek.

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 8:35pm

FAIRBANKS (AP) - Oil companies that own the trans-Alaska pipeline will have 30 days to appeal a State Assessment Review Board decision to set the value of the pipeline system at $10.2 billion.

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 8:34pm

We've all seen the pharmaceutical ads on TV -- you know, the ones that typically offer relief from something like, say, itchy elbows.

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:53pm

A month-long emphasis on mental health and wellness draws to a close this week - the 65th annual national observance of a month focusing on mental illness, its diagnosis, treatment, healing and outreach to the families and friends touched by it.

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:53pm

Updated at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday: Rob Allen, incident commander with the Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team said today’s rain has helped firefighters, but crews need three days of steady precipitation for it to have a major impact on the Funny River Road wildfire. Michelle We...

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:06am

Speaker Jim Herrick, commander of American Legion Post No. 20 stood before the crowd gathered at Soldotna Community Memorial Park, in the rattling wind, Monday. He raised a polished marble cane in his right hand and directed it before him.

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 10:25pm

Last week cities around the central Kenai Peninsula mobilized their communities to cleanup thousands of pounds of garbage.

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 10:25pm


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