Kenai walks and rolls for recovery

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 15:32

As September gave up her final day of 2016, Change 4 Kenai supporters took advantage of the perfect autumn afternoon to increase community awareness of addiction and recovery with a march down Binkley Street to Soldotna Creek Park. Shari Conner of Change 4 Kenai explained, “We are doing a...

Pet photo: Handsome

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 13:48

Photo: Old friends, new adventures

Sun, 10/09/2016 - 22:17

Judi Walgenbach (left) receives an embrace from former student Kathryn Dunagan at a retirement party for Walgenbach on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 in Soldotna, Alaska. Walgenbach, who founded the New Frontiers vocational learning center before it merged with the Amundson Educational Center, is...

Mallott, British Columbia ink MOU over transboundary mines

Sun, 10/09/2016 - 22:10

Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott signed an agreement with Canadian officials Thursday, marking a step toward cooperation in protecting Southeast Alaska’s border-straddling rivers from proposed mining projects in British Columbia.

The Statement of Cooperation establishes a working group of...

School district to hold budget meetings

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 12:14

At a series of public meetings on Oct. 13, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will begin confronting a budget for next year that may be between 3 and 20 percent less than the previous year’...

Schools News

Sun, 10/09/2016 - 21:50

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 packet items are posted on Wednesday afternoon...

Around Campus: KPC recruiter hits the ground running

Sun, 10/09/2016 - 21:50

Emily Knight, KPC’s new and first ever recruiter, started her employment on Aug. 1 and hasn’t slowed down since.

Knight comes to the position with skills and experiences that align perfectly with the job. For three years prior to her new position, she was the Kenai Peninsula...

Op-ed: The year of the normal Republican

Sun, 10/09/2016 - 21:49

Mike Pence’s vice-presidential debate victory was a striking blow for normality.

In fact, beneath the sound and the fury of the Trump campaign, normal Republicans are having a pretty good year. Pence had an exemplary introduction on the national stage. GOP Senate candidates are holding...

Voices of Alaska: 'Agrium Tax Credit' bill brings opportunity to Alaska

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 10:15

Governor Walker recently signed a bill that provides a new tax credit benefit for a major gas project. This might be confusing to some Alaskans considering how hard the administration has worked to reduce our oil and gas tax credit liability. Last session the legislature passed the governor’s HB...

What others say: Successful LNG deliveries provide options

Sun, 10/09/2016 - 21:49

It’s been a week of good news for hauling liquefied natural gas. On Tuesday, news broke that an expanded-capacity trailer rig successfully made the transit between Cook Inlet and Fairbanks, and on Wednesday, the first-ever transport of LNG containers by rail was completed by the Alaska Railroad...