Kenai to examine land policy Wednesday

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:04

On Wednesday, Kenai city council members will take what may be the first comprehensive look at policies for leasing and selling city-owned land.

Soldotna starts search for new city manager

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 21:38

The city of Soldotna is hiring a new city manager.

Kenai River Brown Bears get a taste of firefighting

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 21:37

The Kenai River Brown Bears hockey players are used to wearing a lot of gear, but running through the training drills at the Kenai Fire Department still presented a challenge.

Crime Stoppers launch app, seek more community involvement

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 16:44

Though it has celebrated its 25th birthday, the Peninsula Crime Stoppers group is still trying to gain more public attention and involvement.

Gift-seekers visit local businesses on Thanksgiving weekend

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 23:05

A very chilly Black Friday found crowds peering into handmade pottery mugs, flipping through racks of hand-sewn scarves and jackets and chatting with artists at the front of one of dozens of booths inside Kenai Central High School.

Icy sunrise

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 20:22

Mist rises over the broken ice on the bank of the Kenai River just downstream of the Warren Ames Bridge on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska.

Report says 6 percent of patients account for $148M in ER spending

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 20:18

About 6,600 people in the state accounted for $148 million in hospital emergency department spending in 2016, or about 6 percent of total patients that year.

Assembly approves sale of land in Seward floodplain

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 01:52

After a prolonged debate and opposition from the borough administration and the Planning Commission, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved the sale of a small piece of land in Seward to a private resident.

Local author shares empathy and family history

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 22:20

At Friday’s annual post-Thanksgiving gifts bazaar, Mary Haakenson Perry sat among the local merchants and craftspeople in Kenai’s Challenger Learning Center. Her table held copies of the three books she’s published — inspired by two generations of her family’s homesteading history and by her empathy for the developmentally disabled.

A visit from St. Nicholas

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:44

’Twas the day before last when all through Kenai