Alaska Senate approves $1,600 PFD

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 21:56
Agreement with House tally means payout will not figure in end-of-session negotiations

The Alaska Senate has voted to keep this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend at $1,600.

Fish and Game to stock grayling in peninsula lakes again

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 21:36

Peninsula anglers hankering after grayling won’t have to go so far afield in the future — the fish will be available in some of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s stocked lakes again.

Council works to disentangle state, federal Cook Inlet salmon fisheries

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 21:36

About a year after the North Pacific Fishery Management Council first took up the Cook Inlet federal fishery management plan issue, the definition of what exactly the plan has to cover is still up for debate.

Spring thaw brings needle hazard

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 21:36

The City of Soldotna is warning the public to be on the lookout for dangerous items exposed in the winter thaw. In a safety notice released earlier this month, public safety officials asked community members to report any sightings of abandoned dirty needles, drug paraphernalia or other hazardous items.

Soldotna bans plastic bags

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:17

Starting Nov. 1, Soldotna will begin enforcing a ban on single use disposable plastic shopping bags within city limits.

Out of the Office: Spring’s mantra

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 22:56

There is a Zen proverb that says, “Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.”

School district, hockey association sued for negligence in sex abuse case

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 21:37

The school district and a local hockey association are being sued by the alleged victims in a child sex abuse case.

Food for fines

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 20:43

Since the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Soldotna Public Library started accepting canned and other nonperishable food items in lieu of late fees on April 9, they’ve sent 193 pounds of food to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank.

Local groups prep for market season

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 20:34

The 2018 farmers market season is quickly approaching and local organizers are eager to help vendors old and new.

Court hears arguments on invocation lawsuit

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 20:15

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s policy on who can give invocations had its day in court.