Career exploration: Police youth group has sights on national conference

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 17:56

With a little help from the community, a group of local youth are hoping to take the next step toward careers in law enforcement.

Central Kenai pot store permitted on second try

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 11:49

A strip mall location in central Kenai is both a blessing and a curse for the planned marijuana retailer East Rip, whose city permit was narrowly approved Wednesday by the Kenai Planning and Zoning Commission. The commissioners at their previous meeting Nov. 8 had narrowly denied the permit, but reconsidered and reversed the decision.

O Come, All Ye Faithful

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 20:49

The College Heights Baptist Church in Soldotna is inviting guests to travel back to Bethlehem with a stroll through the streets of the bustling city.

After 3 decades, Gary’s Auto Electric to close

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 20:05

A mismatched collection of items welcomes visitors to Gary’s Auto Electric. A dog the size of a black lab puppy but with grey hair around her muzzle and paws comes scampering out of the back, energetically chasing a ball. Car batteries line the front window display and alternators stretch along a table toward the back bay. Plastic placemats with cartoons color the countertop, while bright holiday cards hang all around the room. A solar panel gleams near the front counter.

Soldotna extends marijuana moratorium to February

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 19:55

Soldotna has a couple more months to figure out what the city’s rules and regulations in regards to marijuana will be.

DEC: Kenai River turbidity exceeds standards

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:03

The water of the Kenai River is turbid to be classified as an impaired water body, according to a draft water quality report from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.

Dipnet Kenai app looks back on debut year

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 21:31

Kenai is shifting the emphasis of how it manages the roughly 20,000 personal-use dipnet fishermen who come to town from July 10–31 from merely keeping control of the chaos to making it profitable for the local economy.

Legislature to consider worker’s comp overhaul

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 21:31

A bill before the Legislature in the upcoming session would overhaul workers’ compensation to lessen the overall cost of the program in the state.

School board to add video component to live stream in February

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 21:31

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will be adding a video component to its meeting’s live stream with the Feb. 5 meeting as a tentative start date.