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Looking to pass along hundreds of thousands of dollars in operations costs to users of the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s enhanced 911 emergency phone service, the assembly Tuesday will hear public comments on the mayor’s plan to increase the monthly 911 tax by 30 cents. The current borough tax of $1...

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 8:25am

An autopsy on Thursday provided evidence supporting the cause of the May 28 deaths of Earl Moore, 69, and Lynda Moore, 66, both of Soldotna, to be the result of a murder followed by a suicide. Evidence gathered in the case indicates Earl Moore shot Lynda Moore twice with a semi-automatic handgun. O...

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 1:18pm

As fisheries managers throughout Alaska prepare for low king salmon returns, federal regulators are considering new limits on king bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s June agenda includes final action on a king salmon bycatch cap in the Gulf of Alaska non-...

Sun, 06/02/2013 - 8:00am

June kicks off many area-reading programs with the goal of keeping kids and adults reading during the summer months. The Soldotna Public Library held its summer reading program celebration over the weekend at Farnsworth Park. This year’s national library theme is “Dig into Reading.” Linda McMi...

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 10:31am

Every time he was asked “are you sure you want to move to the next step?” Chris DesOrmeaux’s answer was always “yes.” Yes, he wanted to save a life. About three years ago Chris, 25, of Kenai, registered online at to become a bone marrow donor or peripheral blood stem cell donor ...

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 10:20am

The City of Soldotna has held two work sessions for its fiscal year 2014 proposed operating budget. City Manager Mark Dixson summed up the entire budget as "an investment in our future.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 9:51pm

An citizen initiative seeking to transform local elections into a vote-by-mail system with ranked choice voting (RCV) was rejected this week by the borough clerk for "administrative and fiscal issues.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 9:51pm

Over the weekend, Katie Lee spent 7 hours on Bishop Beach in Nikiski with her children because the weather was so nice. For sunscreen, they used mud - the byproduct of wrestling matches along the water. Then they washed off in streams.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 9:51pm

He is 4 feet tall, and his body is covered in small, circular mirrors. His eyes are rusted metal balls, his legs CD trays, his wings carpet scraps. His beak looks like it's made of recycled rubber.

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 9:37pm

Sterling resident Debbie John recently unloaded items from her truck into the small wooden cabin on the left side of the new Bishop's Attic location on Wilson Lane in Soldotna. "I use Bishop's Attic quite a lot for donations," Johns said.

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 7:14pm


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