Assembly again denies K-Beach flooding land deal

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 13:44

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly shot down an agreement at its Tuesday meeting intended as a flooding contingency plan in an area of Kalifornsky Beach Road damaged by high groundwater in 2013.

Kenai firework ordinance fizzles

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 21:32

Legal fireworks in Kenai will remain confined to the 48 hours between Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 and the city will stay closed to firework sales.

Alaska’s Young votes for health care law overhaul

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 21:26

JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young was among a majority of House members who voted Thursday to change the Obama-era health care law, saying inaction on fixing what he sees as a broken system was not an option.

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.