Refuge opens to snowmachining

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:14

Snowmachiners of the Kenai Peninaula can rejoice for the first time in three years — the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has opened every area where the pastime is allowed.

School district continues work on transgender policy

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 21:09

School district administrators and board members are working on guidelines for how the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District should accommodate transgender students.

Deficit is distant thunder as Legislature convenes

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 21:22

For one day, there were smiles.

Delegation revs up for another ANWR fight

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 22:37

Alaska’s congressional delegation is hoping the 13th time will be the lucky one for legislation to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and natural gas development.

Optimism, eagerness among newest legislators

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 22:37

JUNEAU — Among Alaska’s newest legislators, there is optimism and an eagerness to get to work on addressing the state’s multibillion-dollar budget deficit.

Photo: Let there be light

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 22:36

Kids learned the basics of visible and invisible light during a presentation from the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at the Soldotna Public Library in Soldotna, Alaska. There wasn’t much sunlight, but the kids attending the event heard about the electromagnetic spectrum and learned how to use a spectrometer to see the types of light in the world around them.

Board of Education sees preliminary budget

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 22:35

With still unknown budget allocations from the state and borough for next year, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Board of Education is working on a budget with a projected deficit of approximately $3 million .

KRSMA board asks for sunset on dipnet bank closure proposal

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 20:48

The citizen advisory board for the Kenai River Special Management Area wants to see an end date set on the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s request to close part of the lower river to dipnetting from shore.

Victorious Inlet drifters file to vacate salmon rule

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 20:47

A Cook Inlet salmon plan will take a lot more work from federal managers in the next few years.

Assembly resolution: Members only speak for themselves

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 20:47

A resolution planned for hearing at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly would clarify that each assembly member’s opinions about the assembly’s controversial invocation policy are his or her own.