House’s majority coalition unveils budget fix, including income tax and Permanent Fund spending

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 21:09

The coalition leading the Alaska House of Representatives has unveiled the core of its plan to erase Alaska’s $2.7 billion annual deficit.

3 arrested in Nikiski drug bust

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 20:53

Three people were arrested this week during a drug bust in Nikiski.

Ice Dogs sweep Brown Bears, clinch Ravn Cup

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 00:46

Staff report

1 hurt in 3-vehicle crash

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 14:05

One person was hurt in the three-vehicle car accident on the Sterling Highway on Friday.

Thursday prep hoops roundup

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 00:55

The Soldotna girls used a second-half rally Thursday evening to beat the Palmer Moose 46-40 on day 2 of the Lady Lynx Shootout tournament Maroon bracket at Dimond High School in Anchorage.

Kenai boys cagers come back to claim split with Kodiak

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 00:48

The Kodiak and Kenai Central boys basketball teams piled up points at a rate rarely seen in the history of Alaska basketball Friday at Cliff Massie Court in Kenai.

Builders Association efforts supports community

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 10:34

On behalf of the Kenai Peninsula Builders Association (KPBA) Board of Directors, we’d like to offer a heartfelt thank you to those member companies and individuals who generously supported our efforts to assist our community through the KPBA Christmas Project. Additional thanks to our committee: Zack Daniels (Davis Block &Concrete), Sarah Hough (Stewart Title of the Kenai Peninsula), and Denai Daniels, (Jack White Real Estate), who did a wonderful job organizing and promoting our project and soliciting donations

What others say: Trump comments undermine judicial branch

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 20:56

Donald Trump’s tendency to question the legitimacy of the judicial branch has gone beyond inappropriate and is now a threat to American judicial independence.

Refuge Notebook: 2,000 species on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 20:56

In 2016, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge passed a milestone of sorts. Over 2,000 species are now documented on the 2 million-acre refuge including 207 vertebrate animals, 788 invertebrate animals, 501 vascular plants, 181 mosses and liverworts, 368 fungi and 29 unicellular organisms. What helped push us over this second millennial was a concerted effort by Matt Bowser, refuge entomologist, to identify insects as well as the inclusion of 89 non-native species found on the Refuge in recent years.