Young updating filings to reflect farm stake, lease income

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 22:08

JUNEAU (AP) — U.S. Rep. Don Young is updating his financial disclosures to show ownership in a family farm dating to the 1990s and income from oil and gas leases, omissions that a Young spokesman called inadvertent but that Young’s Democratic rival in this year’s election characterized as a...

Assembly should block Satanic invocations

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 09:35

So the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly now condones praying to Satan. The obvious wrongness of the act is supported by its notoriety. As my brother in Florida noted, “it’s the first time I’ve ever seen Kenai on the Drudge Report.” A consummation devoutly to be wished, no doubt.

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What others say: Time to move 'Into the Wild' bus

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 20:12

Maybe this idea from one of our
Twitter followers is what should be done about the “Into the Wild” bus, that dilapidated hulk in which California-born wanderer Christopher McCandless lived — and eventually died — on his journey of introspection in 1992:

“They should just install a pay...

Pet photo: National Dog Day

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 17:20

Double O Express moves into new, expanded space

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 17:04

The Double O Express’ new home is a hop, skip, leap and a jump from its old home.

The restaurant started its life in a trailer next to the Bow Bar in Old Town Kenai, serving up burgers until 3 a.m. Bar crowds would stop by either from the Bow or would come from all the way across town in a...

Bomb threat called in to Kenai Walmart

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 22:19

Police in Kenai responded to a bomb threat at the Kenai Walmart on Monday morning.

Employees and customers chatted and enjoyed the 75-degree, sunny weather as the Kenai Police Department swept the building after a bomb threat was phoned in. Walmart employees called the threat in to the...

Warming up for the Silver Anniversary of the Kenai River Classic

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 11:35

Twenty five years ago it was just an idea of Alaska’s senior U.S. Senator Ted Stevens to share with others across the nation the uniqueness of the Kenai River and ideas to preserve its resources for the future of all Americans. The idea was to take America’s leaders fishing on the Kenai and...

Two more local grads become Hometown Heroes

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 11:41

Born and raised in Alaska, Alex Rodriguez graduated from Skyview High School in 2012 and thought he’d try working in the oil and gas industry. “I hunted and fished a lot like most Alaskans, but didn’t really know what I wanted to do. So I tried the oil field and didn’t like that, so I did a...

Old timers luncheon continues

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 11:35

Twenty years ago Peggy Arness and Joanna Hollier started the Old Timers Turkey Dinner at the Kenai Senior Center to gather those who had helped build this community for an afternoon of fellowship and recollection of the days gone by. Last year Peggy and Joanna decided to turn the organizing of...

Turkeys & Geese & Pigs OH MY! Another great Kenai Peninsula Fair

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 11:34

Kenai Peninsula Fair goers caught one of the few sunny days this month as they “Partied ‘til the Pigs Came Home!” And for a few lucky bidders at the 4-H Junior Market Livestock (JML) auction they actually took their pig home. “That’s called bringing home the bacon,” said Fair manager Lara...