Mon, 09/26/2016 - 16:18

“Ahhh Man! I don’t believe this!” “Way devious where did she come up with this.” “Crazy, just crazy!” “Sadistic!” “Demented”, “Totally over the edge,” were just a few of the comments over heard in the field as team members traveled the Central Peninsula Saturday, smart phone or GPS in hand. The...

Lady execs fish

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 16:18

For nearly a decade Alaska’s lady executives have turned the mighty Kenai River pink and changed the perception of sport fishing and smoozing on the river being a guy thing. Presented by the Kenai River Sportfishing Assoc. (KRSA) and sponsored by GCI the three day networking and fundraising...

United Way kicks off 2016 Peninsula Campaign

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:56

The Peninsula organized its first United Way Campaign in 1985. Many of the thirteen member agencies that now provide a wide variety of services to the community didn’t even exist back then. This year’s co-chairs of the United Way Campaign Dale Dolifka and Ed Krohn were here back then and have...

Froso's warm welcome highlighted by colorful autumn rainbow

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:56

Dispatch 9.21 Froso’s warm Welcome highlighted by colorful autumn rainbow

(Photo # Froso’s rainbow (2), # (3): )

As evidenced by a brilliant rainbow over Soldotna last week, Mother Nature seems to saying that finding Froso’s and the wide variety of family dining inside is...

Soldotna girls, Kodiak boys swimmers, divers win SoHi Invite

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 00:29

The Soldotna girls and Kodiak boys swimming and diving teams won the SoHi Invite on Saturday at Soldotna High School.

With a number of teams making the trip to Soldotna for Friday’s Pentathlon, they stayed over for the big meet on Saturday. The SoHi girls scored 94 points, while runner-up...

Hundreds turn out for 11th Kenai River Marathon

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 22:00

Sunshine and patchy blue skies kept the rain at bay for part of the day at the 11th annual Kenai River Marathon to make their annual tour of Kenai and Soldotna.

Groups of runners, 248 total, took off from the parking lot of the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai on Sunday morning...

Prudhoe plan approved on day Oil and Gas Division director resigned

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 21:53

Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Andy Mack approved the 2016 Plan of Development for the Prudhoe Bay oilfield on Sept. 20, but only after amending the original approval signed four days earlier by Division of Oil & Gas Director Corri Feige.

Sept. 20 was also when...

What others say: Voter fraud claims fraudulent themselves

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:17

How does a lie come to be widely taken as the truth?

The answer is disturbingly simple: Repeat it over and over again. When faced with facts that contradict the lie, repeat it louder. This, in a nutshell, is the story of claims of voting fraud in America — and particularly of voter...

School News for Sept. 16

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 20:59

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 6 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley Street in Soldotna (unless otherwise noted). For more information, call 907-714-8888 or visit The agenda and packet items are posted on Wednesday afternoon...

KPC Around Campus: Enrollment up from last year

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 20:59

At the close of this semester’s add/drop period on Sept. 15, enrollment across the KPC system was up more than seven percent compared to the same period last year. Enrollment at both the Kenai River and the Kachemak Bay campuses ticked up while both the Resurrection Bay and Anchorage extension...