Mon, 08/22/2016 - 16:53

The Reeder family gathered at Soldotna Creek Park recently for the placement of a memorial bench dedicated to their patriarch Bill Reeder Sr. who passed away nearly three years ago and is still remembered as a veteran and mayor who worked to grow the beloved city where he lived for some 45 years...

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 19:38

The popularity of micro-brewed craft beer isn’t slowing down as evidenced by another great turn out for the 6th Annual Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Soldotna and the inspiration of Dr. Matthew Pyhala, “It’s become a hallmark event to celebrate the end of summer...

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 13:23

The 2016 Kenai River Classic featured a roundtable discussion on national recreational fishing with U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan present. The focus of the discussion was on alternative management as a tool to resolve issues in mixed use fisheries. The roundtable participants...

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 13:22

Back to back events to take kids fishing on the Kenai River brought miles of smiles from youth who returned home hooked on fishing. First was the Kenai River Sportfishing Assoc. (KRSA) Jr. Classic with the honorary host U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski. More than 85 military, Girl Scout and Boy Scout...

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 23:00

PARIS — France’s former economy minister, who fell out with President Francois Hollande, has announced he will be a candidate for president next year.

Socialist Arnaud Montebourg, 53, said in a speech on Sunday that Hollande’s record “is indefensible.” Hollande has not said whether he will...

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 23:00

ANCHORAGE — Three hundred people in Alaska looking to raise awareness of homelessness are the new world record holders in fist-bumping.

A Guinness World Records representative verified each of the fist bumps passed along a line of registered participants in a fenced-off area Saturday....

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 22:59

ANCHORAGE — Alaska’s first doctoral pharmacy program is near its debut at the University of Alaska Anchorage through a partnership with Idaho State University.

The program launching Monday allows students pursuing doctorates in pharmacy to stay in Alaska to finish their degrees.

Tom...

Isaev, Mirchell take titles at Superhero 5K

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 23:24

Leonid Isaev and Michelle Mirchell won the Superhero 5-kilometer Run/Walk on Saturday in Kenai.

Isaev led men across the line at 20 minutes, 52 seconds, while Mirchell was the first woman and second overall at 21:40.

The run, which had 71 participants, is sponsored by the Kenaitze...

Morin defends Kenai Open crown

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 22:54

Homer’s Chris Morin remains the King of Kenai Golf Course.

Morin’s two-day total of 11-over-par 155 gave him a two-shot victory over Todd Eskelin in the two-day Kenai Open on Sunday.

It was the third-straight Kenai Open title for Morin. Mix in his three straight titles in the Donald...

3 vie for Board of Education seats unopposed

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 23:00

The only expected seat swap out this fall on the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education is unrelated to the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Regular Municipal Election.

At the Aug. 8 board meeting, Homer representative Liz Downing announced her resignation planned for Sept. 30...