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In a special council meeting Monday the Kenai City Council selected a new city attorney to fill the position when Krista Stearns resigns Sept. 5 for her new, out-of-state position. Currently the assistant attorney for the borough, 37-year-old Scott Bloom will come to the job with already six years e...

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 8:40am

A fire fueled by heating gas caused about $100,000 in damage to a house in the Longmere Lake area on Thursday morning, Central Emergency Services officials reported. At 3:45 a.m. CES responded to a report indicating the un-mounted gas meter at 39395 Hallelujah Trail Dr. was on fire and that flames h...

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 8:34am

The most common item found amongst the hoarded supplies of the disgraced Boxes for Heroes organization: baby wipes.  That may sound strange, but those moist tissues are popular with soldiers in the Middle East, said former Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dave Carey. Unfortunately, the baby wipes ...

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 8:23am

A former hunting guide who was prosecuted for illegally shooting wolves from the air outside a state-prescribed area in 2004 failed during two oral arguments to prove the Alaska court system wrongfully convicted him, according to a Kenai judge.   In a 35-page judgment issued July 23, Superior C...

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 8:36am

Brian Olson said he will spend the rest of his life further cultivating what he said is the country’s new “super berry” — and he is thrilled. The berries are “hardy, the fruit’s great and I’m really excited for it because I think it can be a new commercial crop in this state that peopl...

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 8:26am

Central Emergency Services and Kenai Peninsula Firefighters are holding their annual “Fill-The-Boot” campaign to help the Alaska Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  This year’s campaign will take place Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the intersection of Binkley S...

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 8:31am

Incumbent state Rep. Kurt Olson won the Republican primary election by 293 votes, 55.86 percent of the total votes, Tuesday evening, to ensure a return to Juneau to reprsent Kenai, Soldotna and Kalifornsky..  Olson garnered 1,397 votes from District 29’s voters. His opponent, Kenai Peninsula ...

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 8:33am

At least 50 people walked into the Nikiski Senior Center around 5 p.m. Tuesday and many said they were confused by what they saw on their ballot after casting their votes in the primary election.  They entered the ballot booth believing they’d be voting between incumbent Sen. Tom Wagoner and ...

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 8:44am


Wed, 08/29/2012 - 8:48am

Voters from the central Kenai Peninsla were split on Ballot Measure 2, which asked if a coastal zone management program should be re-established. Early statewide results showed the measure as failing.  Also Tuesday, the “yes” vote on Ballot Measure 1, which would allow municipalities to rai...

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 8:41am


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