Wanted: Berry pickers for new Winterberry project from UAF

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 19:47

Berry season is here, and so is an opportunity for local berry pickers to contribute information from their picking trips to the National Science Foundation’s new project, Winterberry.

AGDC to answer long-running questions

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 19:26

Long lingering questions about Alaska’s North Slope gasline project should be answered eventually.

Alaska Communications plans broadband expansion on peninsula

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 20:31

Residents in the most rural areas of the western peninsula may get access to much better internet connections in the next few years.

Cross-country preview 2017: Peninsula squads will hunt state glory again

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:58

If the Kenai Central girls cross-country team is going to reclaim the Class 4A state title, they are going to have to rely on familiar faces.

Week 2 football preview: Teams learn from 1st week

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:58

While the Soldotna football team continued to wow the rest of the state with their record-extending 50th straight win last Friday night in the rain, head coach Galen Brantley Jr. had one big takeaway.

Circle track racing comes to Twin City Raceway

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:58

Circle track racing will return to Twin City Raceway on Saturday and Sunday.

A look at the borough assembly and mayor races

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:03

Kenai Peninsula Borough voters will have a hefty ballot to go through at the Oct. 3 regular election.

Somewhere over the Kenai

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 21:45

The arc of a clear rainbow with a faint second rainbow above it glows over the Kenai River as a group of kayakers pull into the mouth of Soldotna Creek on Wednesday in Soldotna. Spotty rain showers in the central Kenai Peninsula area made for a wet day Wednesday, but the clouds parted enough in the evening to allow a little sunshine through to light up the Wednesday Market in Soldotna Creek Park. More clouds descended Thursday morning, though, with occasional spurts of rain predicted for Friday through Sunday with highs in the upper 50s and lows in the high 40s. (Photo courtesy Jennifer Lynn)

Feds reconsidering lease rates for hydropower operators

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 21:44

Federal administrators of land beneath six of Alaska’s hydroelectricity plants — including the Kenai Peninsula’s Bradley Lake plant — are considering claims by hydropower operators that the federal method of valuing this land by comparison with its value as farmland produces inflated lease rates in Alaska, a state with very few farms for comparison.

Man charged with illegally guiding on Kenai River

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:12

A Soldotna-area man is facing charges relating to operating as a commercial sportfishing guide on the Kenai River without the proper permitting and licenses.