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The central Kenai Peninsula will host the most contested Alaska State House race in the fall. Eight candidates have thrown their hats into the ring for the seat in House District 30, which includes Kenai, K-Beach, Soldotna and Ridgeway.

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 7:20pm

Having an emergency plan might be common in households, but local businesses can benefit from emergency planning as well.

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 7:20pm

A small fire on Porcupine Island in Kenai Lake is contained and being monitored. The fire on the island, between Seward and Cooper Landing in the Chugach National Forest, never grew larger than about 2.9 acres, according to a notice from the U.S.

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 7:20pm

The State of Alaska will fund its share of the K-12 replacement school for staff and 63 unhoused students in the Russian Old Believer community of Kachemak Selo. Construction is still uncertain.

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 7:20pm

The north side of the Kasilof River will get a parking lot, a vehicle turnaround and dune fencing among other improvements by next summer.

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 7:34pm

The unincorporated community of Nikiski may soon be headed down the path to becoming its own city. Several Nikiski residents have been looking into the feasibility of the community incorporating for about two years.

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 7:34pm

Firefighters are still working to suppress a blaze on Porcupine Island in Kenai Lake. North of Seward and close to Cooper Landing, the fire burned about two acres by the time the U.S. Forest Service sent out a notice Monday.

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 7:34pm

Legislators restored a $50 increase to the base student allocation in the state's operating budget approved Tuesday.

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 7:34pm

ANCHORAGE - A necropsy has been completed on a 50-foot fin whale discovered Sunday on the bow of a cruise ship entering an Alaska port. A cause of death for the endangered animal, however, was not immediately announced.

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 7:34pm

Dogs bounded happily across the banks amid smoke billowing from grills near the Ninilchik River as residents and visitors alike tried their hand for king salmon on Saturday. Tyler and Jacqueline Alward of Homer got their fish around 9 a.m.

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 5:29pm


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