SoHi girls win second straight Region III swim title

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 23:48

The Soldotna girls swimming and diving team successfully defended its Region III championship with a second consecutive crown Saturday at Kodiak High School.

The Stars won three events to pick up the team title by a slim margin, amassing 81 points to beat runner-up Colony by just four...

Brown Bears topple Magicians for 1st win of season

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 00:24

The Kenai River Brown Bears picked up their first win of the season by topping the host Minnesota Magicians 2-1 on Saturday in North American Hockey League play.

Add in their 2-1 overtime loss to the Magicians on Friday, and the Bears were able to pick up three points from the Magicians,...

Volleyball roundup: Kenai, Kodiak split weekend series

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 00:27

The Kenai Central volleyball team swept host Kodiak 3-0 on Friday in Northern Lights Conference action before falling to the Bears 26-24, 25-15 and 25-22 on Saturday.

Abby Beck had five kills and seven digs for Kenai on Friday, while Bethany Coghill had 12 digs, Patricia Catacutan had...

Local school warns of advertising scam

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 21:02

Staff at Cook Inlet Academy are warning community members to be wary of an Idaho-based company soliciting money on the school’s behalf.

Mary Rowley, the school administrator, said Cook Inlet Academy staff have become aware that residents and school supporters have been purchasing ads in...

Homer man indicted on murder, robbery charges in 2013 case

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 21:02

A Kenai grand jury on Oct. 20 indicted Lee John Henry, 55, on murder and robbery charges in the 2013 death of Mark Matthews. The grand jury charged that Henry killed Matthews, then 61, on July 28, 2013, as Matthews walked on the Boystown Trail from Poopdeck Street toward his home in an apartment...

Shot Fairbanks officer dies after complications from surgery

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 21:02

FAIRBANKS (AP) — A Fairbanks Police sergeant who was shot in the line of duty last week died Friday after complications from surgery, the department said.

“Fairbanks lost a hero today,” Deputy Chief Brad Johnson said at a press briefing that was broadcast live on Facebook. “I’m sorry to...

Fighter planes land at Kenai Airport

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 21:03

A pair of F-22 “Raptor” fighter jets — from the U.S. Air Force’s 525 squadron and the Air Force Reserve’s 302nd squadron, both based at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage — became the first of their kind to land at the Kenai Municipal Airport when they touched down at 11:45 a.m. Friday....

HEA subsidiary to also have deregulation election

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 12:20

As Homer Electric Association proceeds with its election to withdraw from the oversight of the state utilities regulator, the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, the HEA subsidiary Alaska Electric and Energy Cooperative is also...

Voices of the Peninsula: Bridging the gap in homeless services

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 18:58

Kenai Peninsula Journey Home is hosting a follow up collaborative meeting on Nov. 3, 5-8 p.m. to report back to the community on the meeting previously held at the Armory, and to address service gaps for the homelessness in the Kenai-Soldotna area. The meeting, which will be held at the Dena’ina...

Voice of Alaska: Community input important to university regents

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 18:58

This is a critically important time for the University of Alaska and the Board of Regents. The past year has been one of significant change: Strategic Pathways, budget reductions, and the challenges that come with making sure our university is focused on the strategic areas that will help us...