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The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is looking for public feedback on an application for a solid waste permit submitted by a local energy support company to build an oil and gas drilling waste disposal site in Nikiski. Kenai-based AIMM Technologies, Inc., has asked the state to consi...

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 9:02am

With a little bit of tweaking from council members an ordinance passed which amended the chapter of the Soldotna Municipal Code relating to conflicts of interest of city officials Wednesday during the Soldotna City Council meeting. Exiting council member Kyle Fisher and Pete Sprague introduced the m...

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 8:49am

Central Emergency Services suspect arsonists are behind two recent fires lit within a mile and a half of each other less than 24 hours apart. On Thursday afternoon, CES crews responded to a fire about 300 yards behind the KSRM Radio Group and Span Alaska Transportation buildings on Kalifornsky Beach...

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 8:40am

As Bill Byrd loaded a box of food staples into the back of a SUV, he ignored his aching body: a torn rotator cuff, arthritis in one shoulder and bad feet. The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank provided Byrd, 67, with the box, which was filled with dry noodles, jugs of apple juice and canned beans among othe...

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 8:32am

ANCHORAGE — A Wyoming man who escaped from state custody 31 years ago has been arrested in Alaska. Seldovia Police Chief Shad Haller arrested Joseph Welch, 57, while Welch was eating dinner Monday evening by himself at the Tide Pool Restaurant. "I had seen him around and made contact," Haller said...

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 2:02pm

Central Emergency Services responded to what evidence suggests was an intentionally set fire in Soldotna on Wednesday evening, officials reported. According to a CES press release, firefighters responded about 6 p.m. to a house fire at the corner of Mark Hall Road and Kalifornsky Beach Road. Crews a...

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 12:23pm

GOV. SEAN PARNELL: “On the federal level, it will take congressional action to roll back what now appears to be the single largest tax increase in American history. This tax will not hurt the rich, because they have insurance. It will not hurt the poorest Americans, because it wil...

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 11:49am

For the second day of the fishing period the Kasilof section of the set gillnet fishery will be closed to fishing Thursday. On Wednesday the Alaska Department of Fish and Game also announced a closure of set gillnetting in the North District of Upper Cook Inlet for Thursday as the department continu...

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 8:47am

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the vast majority of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul, including the hotly debated core requirement that virtually all Americans have health insurance. The 5-4 decision means the huge overhaul, still taking effect, will procee...

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 8:00am

For the second day of the season the Kasilof section of the set gillnet fishery will be closed to fishing Thursday. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced a closure of set gillnetting in the North District of Upper Cook Inlet Wednesday as the department continues to cope with poor numbers ...

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 2:01pm


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