Vote for Thornton in November

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 10:28

I’d like to recommend that people vote for Shauna Thornton for Alaska State House this November. Shauna is an opportunity you don’t want to pass up. She has a busy, awesome life, but is willing to take the time to listen to us and represent us on the Central Peninsula. Shauna’s always up to date...

Donations make local breastfeeding event possible

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 10:27

The Kenai WIC office would like to thank our generous neighbors for their support of the Worldwide Breastfeeding Month. Their donations made our event possible. The Kenai WIC office provides nutritional services to Kenai, Soldotna, Ninilchik, Sterling, Nikiski, Kasilof, Moose Pass and Seward....

Week 7 preview: Kenai-Palmer game looms large in NLC playoff race

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 14:37

Walking off Justin Maile Field under the fading late-summer twilight after a 42-21 Northern Lights Conference victory over the Palmer Moose, Soldotna football coach Galen Brantley Jr. was almost relieved to have gotten past the hurdle that their opponent presented to the Stars.

In a...

Region runners will battle the elements at Tsalteshi Trails

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 23:01

There is rain in the forecast for Saturday, and the Kenai Central girls cross-country team is loving it.

“The Kenai girls like to run in the rain,” Kardinals coach Maria Calvert said. “We’ll be ready for whatever conditions are out there.

“Everybody will be running in the same thing...

Blizzard top Brown Bears in OT

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 23:01

Cade Bordchardt scored the game-winning goal with 1 minute, 12 seconds, left in overtime to lift the Brookings (South Dakota) Blizzard to a 3-2 victory Thursday night over the Kenai River Brown Bears at the North American Hockey League Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota.

Kenai River (0-1-1)...

Birch Ridge Golf Report: With things winding down, fall golf beckons

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 23:01

With the days getting shorter, our evening club games have come to an end. We didn’t have a couples night this week, but did manage to have one last men’s night with eight guys coming out to stave off the rain.

It was a nice night overall, with the winning team shooting a 32, with Darell...

HEA tackles peninsula-wide outages

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 21:23

Members of Homer Electric Association had their work cut out for them this week as high winds sweeping across the Kenai Peninsula caused several power outages.

Crews with HEA worked to restore power to more than 1,200 members in Kasilof, Sterling and Soldotna throughout Tuesday and...

Assembly votes down, will reconsider Planning Commission changes

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 21:23

In its annual visit to Homer, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly stalled on a revision of the borough’s Planning Commission opposed by both the Homer City Council and the Homer Advisory Planning Commission.

In a 4-4 vote, the assembly tied — and thus defeated — Ordinance 16-25, an...

Healthcare Task Force moves toward recommendations

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 21:23

After a nearly three-month hiatus, the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Healthcare Task Force launched hard into its recommendations to the borough administration at its Wednesday meeting.

The task force, convened last fall by Borough Mayor Mike Navarre to develop a strategy to reduce health care...

Photo: Give what you can

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 21:40