With new owner, Kenai Aviation looking beyond Cook Inlet

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 21:42

When Kenai Aviation closed in late 2017, it left behind more than half a century of history at the Kenai Municipal Airport and a generation of pilots who had worked for, with, and around its founder Bob Bielefeld and his son Jim Bielefeld. The charter air taxi service was Kenai’s oldest family-owned business, according to Jim Doyle, owner of the second oldest, Weaver Brothers trucking company, and a friend of Bob Bielefeld’s.

Setnetters ask Fish and Game to clarify commercial king harvest

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 21:13

With low king salmon counts in the Kenai River and restrictions tightened on most fisheries in the area, scrutiny is tightening on the commercial set gillnet fishery still harvesting kings.

Then and now on the Fourth

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 21:13

How long since we’ve experienced a Fourth of July like this past one. Can you believe the weather! It’s been a few years since we have been so blessed. The only downside being that the holiday was in the middle of the week so most people had only the one day, and not a long weekend to enjoy it and the surrounding summer days.

Past and present: Homesteaders offer perspective on Progress Days

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 21:13

As Soldotna celebrates its progress from a collection of homesteads on the edge of the Kenai National Moose Range to the business and tourism hub it is today, some of those responsible for that transformation will gather at the Soldotna Homestead Museum for a free barbecue and pioneer meet-and-greet on Friday, July 27 from 4–7 p.m.

Motorcyclist dead after collision with car in Sterling

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 11:25

A Sterling man has died after colliding with a truck on his motorcycle on Thursday.

Boy, 8, killed when rock falls off truck, hits car

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 11:33

An Eagle River boy has died after a large rock fell off a truck on the Sterling Highway and crashed through the windshield of the car he was riding in.

Sockeye fishing remains slow on Kenai, counts pick up on Kasilof

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 22:42

Anglers are hitting the banks of the Kenai River in more serious numbers now, though the sockeye have yet to show up in real force.

Assembly approves hospital boundary ballot questions

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 22:41

Voters in both hospital service areas will weigh in on who should pay taxes to which hospital this fall.

High bacteria levels detected at Kenai beaches

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 22:41

Both of the Kenai beaches have too much fecal coliform and enterococci bacteria in the water to meet state standards.

Hawaii man arrested for car theft

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:10

A Hawaii man working at a local fish-processing plant was arrested last week for allegedly stealing a van from a Kalifornsky Beach address and withdrawing cash from an ATM using debit cards left inside.