Rotary Park gets an autumn cleaning

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 17:30

Over two decades ago a Soldotna Rotarian had an idea to create handicapped access to the Kenai River so wounded veterans and others with physical challenges could still enjoy the amazing experience of fishing the mighty Kenai. It was no easy task and took several years of perseverance and...

2 bodies found in burned car near Soldotna

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 17:03

Update 4 p.m.:

The two bodies found in a burned car near Soldotna on Sunday have arrived at the State Medical Examiner’s office in Anchorage. Autopsies are scheduled to take place on Tuesday, according to Sarana Schell, public information officer for the Alaska Department...

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 01:19

The Kenai River Brown Bears won three games this weekend after winning just four games last season.

The Bears beat the Fairbanks Ice Dogs three times after beating their rivals just twice in the last two seasons.

Kenai River also scored 17 goals in the three games, after scoring 29...

Talking in code: How the Navajo tribes helped end WWII

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 20:56

Thirty-three Native American tribes had members who served as World War II code talkers, amounting between 400-500 men. But for decades, it was classified information and kept secret, even from the code talkers’ families. For the Tlingits, it wasn’t until 2013 that it became public knowledge....

New sales taxes may be delayed

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 10:21

Editor's note: This article has been corrected to show that the ordinance to delay sales taxes for nonprofits and vendors that do not accept food stamps that sell food was withdrawn by the three sponsors.

An ordinance before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly to allow...

Cook Inletkeeper adds Russian River temperature sensor

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 14:31

Editor's note: This article has been corrected to show that Trout Unlimited is represented on the Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership steering committee but the Alaska Legislature is not.

Cook Inletkeeper is gathering more data on one of the most-loved rivers on the Kenai...

Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 11:06

General registration for the upcoming semester opened to the public this morning. KPC’s spring 2017 searchable schedule is accessible from the homepage under the Academics menu and registration is available at UAOnline.

After the priority period for currently enrolled and pending-...

School News for Nov. 28

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 11:03

School board to meet

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...

Seward class tries gold panning

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 21:17

Manitoba cabin sits on a wooded hill overlooking a creek about three quarters of a mile from the Seward Highway. For much of the winter it’s occupied with skiers and snowshoers taking advantage of the nearby trail system. For a few hours on Nov. 15, it hosted a group of Seward Elementary School...

Op-ed: The Muslim registry that wasn't

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 20:16

The first thing to know about Donald Trump’s alleged proposal for a Muslim registry is that it isn’t a Muslim registry.

This has been lost in a freak-out that has some brave souls already promising acts of civil disobedience to disrupt and overwhelm the prospective registry. The...