Peninsula economy still better than state, economist says

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 21:22

The economy of the Kenai Peninsula is a little better off than the state as it heads into a year with steeper predicted job losses than 2016.

Nikiski battles North Road fires

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 21:23

Nikiski firefighters were kept busy Tuesday and into Wednesday morning with two house fires.

Sex abuse trial for former teacher postponed

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 21:15

The trial for a former Nikiski teacher accused of having sex with a student has been pushed back to this spring.

1 hurt in 4-vehicle crash

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 21:37

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Kenai to decide cemetery fees, price of new columbarium

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:28

Alaska is well-known for its high cost of living. Kenai now plans to re-evaluate one of the costs of dying.

Study shows Cook Inlet sockeye harvested in Kodiak

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:24

New genetic data indicates that many of the sockeye harvested by Kodiak’s commercial fishery may originate from Cook Inlet streams.

Invocation policy lawsuit moves to federal court

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 19:49

A lawsuit over the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s invocation policy has moved to a federal court.

Business News

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 23:09

■ The KPEDD Industry Outlook Forum is Wednesday from 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors Center, 11471 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, with lunch and dinner included, held in partnership with the Kenai, Soldotna, Seward and Homer Chambers of Commerce and the cities of Kenai and Soldotna. The...

Photo: Goodnight, moon

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 13:05

Budget would cut funds from Alaska Construction Academies

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 23:09

The Alaska Construction Academies might see a steep decline in funding next year if the Legislature accepts Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed budget cuts.

The governor’s fiscal year 2018 budget, released Dec. 15, proposes a $600,000 reduction in general fund dollars for the Alaska Construction...