Public lands open for Christmas tree cutting

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 19:56

With Thanksgiving over and the floodgates officially open for Christmas décor, many people will be looking for that perfect spruce tree for their living rooms.

CPH moves forward with expansion project

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 19:56

Central Peninsula Hospital is moving forward with the plans for an expansion of its obstetrics wing and the construction of a new catheterization lab.

Homer’s Meals on Wheels program gets new Subaru after winning grant

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 19:56

Those who are signed up to get daily deliveries from the Homer Senior Citizens Center’s Meals on Wheels program may start seeing their food brought to their doorstep in style. The center recently received a brand new Subaru Outback for the program.

Trees caused HEA outages in Sterling

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 20:34

Birch trees laden with snow and ice will — as poet Robert Frost memorialized in his piece “Birches” — often “bend to left and right/across the lines of straighter darker trees.”

Bed tax decision delayed until March

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 20:34

The proposed bed tax before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly won’t go anywhere until at least March.

Voznesenka man convicted in fed court of felon possessing firearms

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 20:33

A federal jury in Anchorage last Wednesday, Nov. 15, found guilty a Voznesenka man for being a felon in possession of firearms. Sentencing for Joseph Kuzmin, 41, is Feb. 5, 2018. According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office on Friday, Kuzmin faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

Gov. Walker reveals details of Chinese gas pipeline deal

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:49
Expert says it is simply an ‘agreement to keep working’

Gov. Bill Walker on Tuesday released the details of a multibillion-dollar agreement signed between Alaska and China earlier this month and promised reporters at a press conference that better things will come in 2018.

Checkmate: chess club meets at library

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:48


Forecast predicts another below-average sockeye year

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:48

Next year’s sockeye salmon forecast for Upper Cook Inlet looks only slightly rosier than this year’s forecast.

Peninsula professionals talk drones

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:48

Kenai Peninsula professionals are starting to look at using unmanned aerial vehicles for industries ranging from real estate to ecosystem management.