Students take on spring cleaning of the mighty Kenai River

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 19:28

The third annual Kid’s Kenai River Spring Cleanup took place May 5-6 along the banks of the mighty Kenai River.

The idea of Mark and Cindy Glassmaker, this year’s cleanup saw seven schools participate in the two-day event.

“The idea came out of several groups like the Professional...

What others say: Insurers need competition

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 18:03

Competition is healthy.

That one of only two companies offering individual health insurance policies to Alaskans is compelled by costs to exit that market is sickening.

Moda Health will leave the market to Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield, effective Jan. 1.

But, what else can...

Area lifters compete at state powerlifting event

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 23:37

Kenai Peninsula powerlifters went up to compete at the USA Powerlifting Alaska Championships on April 30 at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. The championships had 81 lifters.

Austin Schrader, 17, from SoHi, competed at 205 pounds and did 286 pounds on the bench press to set a new Raw...

Former Brown Bears assistant coach Murphy lands head coaching job at Buffalo State

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 23:37

Steve Murphy, an assistant coach for the Kenai River Brown Bears of the North American Hockey League in the 2013-14 season, has been named head coach of Division III Buffalo State’s men’s hockey team.

Murphy, an Alaska native who also did scouting for Kenai River, took over as interim head...

Senate's power brokers are aging

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 22:02

WASHINGTON — Millennials have emerged as the nation’s largest living generation yet that demographic shift isn’t reflected in the upper reaches of the Republican-controlled Senate, where the body’s oldest members are the power brokers.

And several are asking voters for new six-year terms...

100s of little hands turn out to clean up the Kenai River

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 22:16

More than 650 kids from six area schools are combing the banks of the Kenai River this year, hauling everything from tangled fishing lines to large wooden boards up to be thrown away for the annual Kenai River Spring Cleanup.

Now in its third year, the event is put on by the Kenai River...

BP Teachers of Excellence named for 2016

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 22:02

Another five teachers were recognized this year for outstanding service in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

Darilynn Caston, kindergarten teacher at Redoubt Elementary School James Knoebel, special education teacher at Soldotna High School, Nickole Lyon, special education...

KRC Student Union recognizes students, staff

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:34

KRC Student Union announces end-of-year award recipients

The Kenai River Campus Student Union announced their end-of-year award recipients at the annual, end-of-year barbeque held Friday, April 29.

Those chosen to receive the awards were nominated and selected by...

Around the District

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:45

School board to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 6 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley Street in Soldotna (unless otherwise noted). For more information, call 907-714-8888 or visit kpbsd.k12.ak.us. The agenda and...