District holds back after borough funding announced

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 21:26

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is one step closer to having a certain budget, but not a step in the direction the district had hoped.

Bookworm Sez: Hockey knowledge not needed for ‘Beartown’

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 12:08

Your favorite team cannot be beat.

Reeling it in: ‘The Circle’ spins too fast

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 12:08

This week’s big release had just about everything going for it. As far as grown-up thrillers go, how could you ask for more than Tom Hanks playing a sinister executive of a Facebook-esque company trying to snake its way into every aspect of your life. Timely, and with a great supporting cast including Patton Oswalt, the late, great Bill Paxton, John Boyega, and co-starring Emma Watson. It looks great, and even has literary pedigree. It was adapted by Dave Eggers from his own story. So why didn’t I like it more? Mostly because “The Circle” gets so wrapped up in what could be, that it forgets what it is.

Kenai Central defeats Kodiak on Steffensen’s walk-off steal of home

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 23:34

He pitched. He ripped two home runs that clipped the trees beyond the outfield fence. He played shortstop. He stole home to give his team a walk-off win in extra innings.

Federal proposal would cut support for Kachemak Bay Research Reserve

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 20:31

A publicly-funded science organization in Homer that aims to provide practical data to Kachemak Bay oyster farmers, boat operators, municipal planners, educators and others may be cut under a federal budget proposal.

District’s new buses begin to arrive

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 20:24

The first wave of Apple Bus Company buses have arrived on the Kenai Peninsula.

Agencies struggle to fill Seward Highway gap left by trooper withdrawal

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:57

Drivers on the Seward Highway between McHugh Creek and the Turnagain Pass are facing a potential law enforcement coverage gap as Alaska State Troopers withdraw and remaining agencies struggle to figure out a plan.

Borough commits to school funding

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 14:42

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly committed to spending at least $48.3 million on education in fiscal year 2018, a slight increase from fiscal year 2017.

Contribution makes a difference for food bank

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 12:05

The Kenai Peninsula Community Foundation made a difference in an individual’s life today by contributing funds for cooler shelving and fruits! The Foundation’s incredibly generous donation of $750 will help provide food safe equipment and feed Kenai Peninsula residents who live in areas from...

Homer tops Kenai in softball

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 00:46

The host Homer softball team defeated Kenai Central 20-5 on Tuesday in Northern Lights Conference action.