Stranded beluga will remain in captivity

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 10:08

Tyonek, a Cook Inlet beluga that has been under 24/7 care from experts at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, will not be released back into the wild, according to NOAA Fisheries.

Marching for justice, again

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 22:29
Local residents take to the streets one year after inauguration protests

As hundreds of thousands of people in cities around the world rallied this weekend on the anniversary of the 2017 presidential inauguration, local residents turned out for their own march through the streets of Soldotna.

District students start ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 20:07

You know, someone once told Don Lockwood “If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen ‘em all,” but it wasn’t true in 1952’s ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’ and it isn’t true of the Triumvirate Theatre’s rendition of the classic film.

Kenai council discusses dipnet vendors

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:09

As Kenai’s city government more actively attempts to make the summer dipnet fishery a boost to the local economy, beach vendors may be getting some of the attention in the upcoming year.

After permitting struggle, couple opens CDL training program on peninsula

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:08

When Alex Douthit started the ball rolling for a commercial driving instruction school in Kenai, he had no idea what he was getting into.

Assembly approves ordinance allowing volunteers to serve on service area boards

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:08

Volunteers for two Kenai Peninsula service areas can also now serve on the service areas’ boards.

Borough forms gravel pit working group

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:07

A group of local government officials, members of the public and gravel pit operators will start gathering to overhaul borough laws on material extraction sites.

Bill would authorize east side setnet permit buyback

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:07

The Legislature is set to consider a buyback program for commercial fishing permits in Cook Inlet’s east side setnet fishery.

Embracing winter: ice fishing on the Kenai Peninsula

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:06

Fishing across the Kenai Peninsula this time of year is easy to find, you just have to drill through a layer of ice to get to it.

Hilcorp plans $285 million Alaska investment in 2018

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:46

Hilcorp is planning to spend about $285 million in Alaska during 2018, the oil and gas company’s Operations Manager Chad Helgeson told audiences at the Jan. 10 Kenai Peninsula Industry Outlook Forum. This investment will be “holding pretty flat to where we were last year,” Helgeson said.