Turning a new leaf: Soldotna ends marijuana moratorium

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:45

Soldotna’s moratorium on commercial marijuana will end on January 1, allowing commercial pot growing, testing and selling within the city of Soldotna.

Week 6 prep football preview: Another round of pivotal games

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 02:02

The first full week of conference battles on the gridiron helped clear up the playoff picture, and some teams made big moves with the postseason in sight.

Tustumena 5K set for Saturday

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 02:02

The Tustumena 5-kilometer Fun-Run and Walk will take place Saturday.

Brown Bears name Weeks captain, get ready for scrimmage

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 02:02

In the rough and tumble world of the North American Hockey League, everybody is seldom a winner.

Fall Brawl features local flavor

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 02:02

The Fall Brawl tonight at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex will have a distinct local flavor.

Candidates tackle social issues in packed forum

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:33

Most of the conversation among the candidates for Kenai Peninsul Borough Assembly and borough mayor has been about the budget so far, but a forum Wednesday night pivoted to focus more on social issues.

Residents petition borough: Stop maintaining our road

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:33

A group of property owners asked the Kenai Peninsula Borough to stop maintaining their road, picking up the job themselves.

Kenaitze tribe to host edible and medicinal plant conference

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:33

Experts on medicinal uses of the plants growing in woods and meadows throughout the Kenai Peninsula will be sharing their knowledge this weekend at the Dena’ina Plants as Food and Medicine conference, running Saturday and Sunday at the Dena’ina Wellness Center in Old Town Kenai. The conference, jointly presented by the Kenaitze Indian Tribe and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, will be called “Nudnelyahi Qudulyi,” meaning “that which grows medicine.”

Student spuds for sale

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:33

From the classroom to the garden, the students at Soldotna Montessori Charter School have been hard at work growing, picking and cleaning a selection of produce to sell at today’s farmers market.

Voices of the Peninsula: Why I am voting yes on Prop 1

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:33

For 32 years I have lived in a “non-incorporated area” of the KPB, which means I do not live within the city limits of Seward, Soldotna, Kenai, or Homer. I am voting YES on Prop 1 and hope you do as well.