Walker adds oil and gas advisor to cabinet

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 22:33

Gov. Bill Walker’s cabinet is changing again, this time by way of addition.

Walker announced Monday longtime oil industry professional John Hendrix has been appointed as his chief oil and gas advisor, which is a newly created cabinet level position. He introduced Hendrix during a luncheon...

Kenai Food Hub makes big impact for local growers

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 09:13

As the season extends, so has the reach of the Kenai Peninsula Food Hub.

More sellers sign up on the central Kenai Peninsula, in Homer and now Seldovia, each week, bringing with them a variety of fresh local produce, honey, seafood, and this week, the first peonies.

Perhaps,...

Senate follows House's lead, adjourns special session

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 22:34

Lawmakers have officially ended the fifth special session of the 29th Alaska Legislature.

At 11:45 a.m. Monday, Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, dropped the gavel on the Senate’s session, following in the path of the House, which gaveled out on Friday. Under Article II, Section...

Vendors take businesses straight to the beach

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 17:07

Rattling along the deep ruts of the sand on the Kenai River’s south beach in a side-by-side, Jason Floyd took orders for mochas.

He wheeled the vehicle expertly among dipnets, dipnetters, coolers and tents on the beach Monday — this crowd, though still thick, was nothing compared to the...

What others say: Bill assists aviation

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 20:18

We’ll be up in the air for another year.

An aviation bill headed to President Obama will favorably affect Alaska, its pilots and passengers.

Of particular interest to Alaskans, the FAA Extension, Safety and Security Act of 2016 provides for the Essential Air Service program. This...

6 star energy rated log cabins

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 17:32

Clint Hall of Hall Quality Builders (HBQ) has been building affordable housing on the Kenai Peninsula for decades, during good times and challenging ones Hall’s creativity has continued to succeed. Whether building homes or assisted living facilities his reputation for detail and customer...

Progress Days is about the heart of the people

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 15:19

Progress Days has always been about fun and showcasing the heart of a small Alaskan community. In 1950 the population of Soldotna was 25 just a decade later in 1960 it had grown to 232. With a lot of hard work great progress had been made in Soldotna, which was a just cause for a parade. As we...

Fiocla Wilson starts her second century of life

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 13:54

The Kenaitze Tribe’s oldest member began her second century of life after celebrating her 100th birthday with family and friends at her home at Heritage Place on June 30th. As a tribute to their friend Kenai Mayor Pat Porter and her mother Dodie Davis delivered 100 roses on behalf of the City of...

Russian delegation visits the Peninsula

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 13:48

From Russia with love came an Open World delegation to visit the land that once was part of their motherland. “Open World is an exchange program where talented people from Russia come to America for several purposes. One is to see the country, meet the people and get acquainted with families...

Division of Forestry issues burn permit suspension

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 22:34

Burn permits on the Kenai Peninsula have been suspended.

The Alaska Division of Forestry’s Kenai-Kodiak Area Office issued the suspension Monday due to high fire danger in the area. Debris and brush pile fires, burn barrels and lawns will not be allowed under the suspension. Campfires less...