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Once a week at Northwood Retirement Apartments in Soldotna the whirring of sewing machines and laughter can be heard as five women take over a few tables in the far corner of the lobby near the windows and bookcases to set up their quilting and crafting headquarters. The group of ladies, who call th...

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 9:59pm

Morchella Esculenta doesn't ring out as something tasty enough to fetch more than $350 per pound dried, but call them "hickory chickens" and mouths will water.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 9:58pm

Sockeye salmon fishing is booming on the Kenai River, said Brian Miller, Trustworthy Hardware & Tackle owner and manager. "I imagine the Russian River is going to take off pretty fast and furious," Miller said.

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 7:59pm

The body of a brown bear cub was found dead in a dumpster at the Soldotna Landfill Sunday morning after it had been transported with garbage from the unmanned dumpster.

Sun, 06/16/2013 - 6:55pm

A fleet of First Student retired school buses parked on Kalifornsky Beach Road will soon take up much less space on a Seattle barge. The vehicles, parked in the former Kenai River Nursery parking lot, were recently sold to Peninsula Scrap and Salvage.

Sun, 06/16/2013 - 6:55pm

The Tsalteshi Trail system was alive Saturday with the sound of jingling chains and buzzing mosquitoes. The chain sounds were new disc golf baskets stopping putts. Nothing stopped the mosquitoes.

Sun, 06/16/2013 - 6:54pm

Space is still available in the Nikiski Pool Summer Swim lessons Set 2 starting June 25 through July 11 with Beginners and Tiny Tots at 10a.m. and Beginners and Intermediates at 11a.m.

Sun, 06/16/2013 - 6:57pm

Jakob Brown hung upside down on the ropes dangling from the tower. Other children played above him. "I love it," Jakob said. He dropped his feet and spun around. "Mommy," the 8-year-old said. "Mom. Mom.

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 9:07pm

There’s an inordinate amount of blending required to paint a history of Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski area; it may have something to do with the outdoor latex paint, which requires layer after layer to bring out vivid color and still more work to blend colors together. The blending is the last step in...

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 9:07pm

Dreams do come true. The final phase of the Soldotna Creek Park Improvement Project "been in everybody's dream box for a long time" will soon become a reality, according to Soldotna Parks and Recreation director Andrew Carmichael.

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 9:07pm


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