Longtime Kenai doctor plans to retire

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 11:41

Though the main room at Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center was packed with people, most of them migrating toward Dr. Peter Hansen at the center of the crowd, he took the time to shake each of their hands and listen carefully to what they had to say.

Ruffner files to run against Seaton for House seat

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 19:25

A Board of Fisheries member is planning to challenge Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer) for his seat in the Alaska Legislature.

Sales tax increase back on assembly agenda

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 19:25

The public will have a chance to weigh in Tuesday on a proposition to ask voters whether the Kenai Peninsula Borough should raise the sales tax.

Alaska Supreme Court comes to Kenai

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 19:25

The Alaska Supreme Court has the final say in the case of Alaska Democratic Party versus the state of Alaska, but high school students from across the Kenai Peninsula have some thoughts of their own.

School board to take action on FY19 budget Monday

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 22:34

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will take action on the preliminary Fiscal Year 2019 general fund budget at Monday night’s meeting.

Bypass may bump businesses, boggle bears

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 22:34

Plans to relocate five miles of the Sterling Highway through the hills around Cooper Landing have been under way since the 1970s, but questions about the highway’s effect on the town’s economy and wildlife continue to bubble up.

Namaste to end the day: Students find breath in yoga class

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 22:33

It would be easy for the controlled chaos of Soldotna High School’s hallways to seep into Lisa Wells’ yoga class.

Gravel pit group looks at reclamation, bonding

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 21:11

The Kenai Peninsula Borough’s working group on material sites is getting at the heart of the reason it was formed — to help resolve some of the conflicts between operators and neighbors.

Oral arguments heard in primary ballot lawsuit

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 21:11

Assistant Attorney General Laura Fox and Alaska Democratic Party attorney Jon Choate were tasked with answering a simple question in front of the Alaska Supreme Court on Thursday afternoon in Kenai: “What does it matter?”

Commercial salmon harvest forecasted weaker statewide

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 17:57

If forecasts hold true, 2018 will be a slower year for commercial salmon fishermen across the state.