Moose Pass accident sends 2 to hospital

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 18:42

Moose Pass accident sends 2 to hospital

Soldotna to tackle annexation in the new year

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 18:35

Soldotna City Council has reached the end of the annexation process laid out by city administration more than two years ago and plan to make a decision on the heated topic at the start of the new year.

DEC responds to truck crash on Anchor River

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 18:47

The driver of a truck that rolled over on the Nikolaevsk Road last Monday failed to report the crash and a possible fuel spill to Alaska State Troopers and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. According to DEC, a citizen reported the crash to DEC about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5. Troopers also reported a spill to DEC about the same time. Troopers received no reports of injuries, said Tim Despain, a trooper spokesperson. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, Despain wrote in an email.

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.