Bill toughens punishment for burning violations

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 21:30

Anyone charged with a crime related to setting fires will likely have tougher punishments to face in the future.

Ostrander stars at Mountain West meet

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 23:57

With a victory at 5,000 meters and a second at 1,500 on Saturday, Soldotna’s Allie Ostrander led the Boise State women to fourth place at the Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Clovis, California.

SoHi sweeps borough track titles

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 23:57

The Soldotna girls and boys track teams repeated as champions Saturday at the Kenai Peninsula Borough track and field meet at Soldotna High School.

Hawaii volcano raises concerns of eruptions along West Coast

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 20:24

SPOKANE, Wash. — The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the Pacific “Ring of Fire” has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on America’s West Coast that are also part of the geologically active region.

Beginning a new chapter: Kenai River Campus graduates take home diplomas

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 19:08

There were nerves and smiles, a few tears, some bedazzled caps and a lot of relief in the moments before Kenai Peninsula College’s 2018 River Campus graduates took their seats.

Kenai’s non-council work sessions to remain unrecorded

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 19:07

Kenai’s government will continue to not record work session meetings of its Planning and Zoning Commission and joint work sessions between its other commissions and committees after an ordinance to do so failed by a tie vote at the Kenai Council’s May 2 meeting.

Ruffner drops out of House race

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 19:06

Kasilof resident Robert Ruffner announced in a Facebook post Friday morning that he’s dropping out of the race for the Alaska House of Representatives seat currently held by Representative Paul Seaton (R-Homer). Ruffner planned to run as a Republican in Alaska’s House District 31, filing his letter of intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission on April 4.

No horsing around at 4-H State Equine contest

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:29

Raising horses in Alaska is a lot of hard work, and competing in the 4-H State Horse Contest calls for a lot of hard studying. That’s according to Geri Litzen, who helped organize the state trials that were held on the Kenai Peninsula this year and is the leader of the Northwind Riders in Nikiski.

Play time! KPAR hosts 33 Peninsula Sport, Rec and Trade Show

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:29

About eight years ago when the organizers of the annual Sport, Rec and Trade Show were leaving the area, the Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors stepped up to continue the event.

Op-ed: The exhaustion factor

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:28

The “wall of protection” conservative media has erected around President Trump may be crumbling.