An Outdoor View: High water

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 20:38

Back when I did more crazy things than I now do, I used to fish the Kenai far more than I now do. I didn’t give a hoot what the river was doing. I fished when it was muddy enough to plow. I fished during floods. I fished when it was crazy to be on the river. In the process, I discovered that...

Cutting mosquito numbers in the garden helps control disease

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 20:38

Mid-summer is shirt-sleeve weather, an enjoyable time of year to be out and about with family and friends. But it also is the heart of mosquito season, so beware the escalating health risks caused by their bites.

The No. 1 prevention practice is eliminating any standing water that could...

Bridge Access closed for morning accident

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 21:08

A two-vehicle accident sent one to the hospital and blocked traffic for about an hour Thursday morning on Bridge Access Road.

The collision happened around 6:37 a.m. when a Toyota Tundra heading north on Bridge Access near the Warren Ames Bridge failed to stop at a stationary line of...

Church news

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 09:45

Catholic churches mark anniversary

The Catholic churches of the Kenai Peninsula, (Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Soldotna, Our Lady of the Angels in Kenai, St. John the Baptist in Homer, and St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Ninilchik) are gathering to celebrate our faith and...

Deadline to register to vote in primary approaching

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:55

The fish are in, and while that and other summer activities have much of our attention, Kenai Peninsula residents should take a few moments to check their voter registration, as the deadline to register for the Aug. 16 primary election is Sunday.

If you need to register and have a valid...

Bird Homestead Golf Report: Ladies play in rain, men's night brings out 37

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 23:52

There is nothing better than enjoying a round of golf at a very unique golf course. Bird Homestead golf course is a very fun and unique place to play a round, located 13 miles down Funny River Road. Not only is the drive beautiful, so is the course. Larry Hamilton and his crew have been working...

Teen rescued from Kenai River

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 22:49

In the midst of his summer-long vacation to a small, quiet campground on the Kenai River, Doug Bangle did not expect to wake to the sounds of screaming in the middle of the night.

He, his wife and son and several other campers staying in Iva’s Place RV Park in Soldotna were confused and...

Board of Education postpones transportation contract award

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 22:41

The Board of Education is postponing the next pupil transportation contract award for a second time.

The decision was announced following an hour-long executive session that commenced at the start of Monday’s regular meeting, when the board was scheduled to vote between Missouri-based...

Multiple injuries in Kalifornsky Beach collision

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 09:38

Multiple injuries were reported after two vehicles collided on Kalifornsky Beach Road around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday blocking traffic in both directions.

Six people were involved in the accident, three were transported from the scene and three refused transport, said Dan Grimes, Central...

House asks Senate for joint session on overrides

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 22:41

JUNEAU — The Alaska House has asked the Senate to meet in joint session to consider potential overrides of vetoes made by Gov. Bill Walker, Speaker Mike Chenault said Wednesday.

The Nikiski Republican said he sent a letter to Senate President Kevin Meyer asking for a joint session Friday...