State reduces fine for NordAq wells

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 00:24

Oil and gas company NordAq Energy will pay less in fines than the state originally proposed for not plugging two Cook Inlet wells before the end of its leases.

Looking for something to do on the Fourth of July? Here are some of the local celebrations

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 21:33

The United States celebrates its 242nd birthday on Wednesday. There are plenty of ways to celebrate it on the central Kenai Peninsula, from parades to farm tours to stock car races. Here are some of the events happening on the Fourth of July this year.

CIRI partners with KRSA for land access on Kenai River

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 09:42

Anglers on the middle and lower Kenai River who want to fish from Cook Inlet Region, Inc.’s private banks can pick up permits from a new spot this summer — the Kenai River Sportfishing Association’s office in Soldotna.

Poor salmon runs result in low harvests, disaster request

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 12:54

Poor salmon returns across the Gulf of Alaska are putting commercial fishing catches far behind the average and prompting a request for a disaster declaration.

Peninsula chefs are the spotlight of the Chef at the Market series

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 12:46

The Chef at the Market series is like being a part of a live cooking show.

Excavation project near Kenai River shot down

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 15:04

On Wednesday Kenai’s seven Planning and Zoning Commissioners unanimously denied a permit for a project along the Kenai River that the applicant — Dr. Lavern Davidhizer — described as a pair of ponds and that opponents and Kenai Planning staff referred to as a gravel pit.

Soldotna shows its Pride: Two Spirit march shows love for LGBTQ community

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 09:03

Carrying signs, flashing smiles and eliciting the occasional friendly smile or honk from passing cars, approximately 60 rainbow-clad marchers made history Wednesday.

Public health campaign promotes importance of adolescent vaccinations

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 12:13

Alaska youth will be getting a friendly health reminder in the mail this summer.

Tariffs ding commercial fishing industry

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 20:22

Fishermen and seafood harvesters may take a major trade hit with the announcement of new tariffs from China, though the details still aren’t clear.

About Kiddie Days and how it got started

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 20:22

North Kenai AKA North Road, Nikiski, Alaska, 1968 to 1975