Starting a legal cannabis grow begins with ‘immaculate conception’ of plants

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 20:55

The recent denial of Alaska Loven It’s license to cultivate cannabis raises a question not often discussed in Alaska’s growing marijuana industry. How do legal commercial grows get plants to begin farming pot?

Salmon in the Classroom gets gutsy

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 20:51

The “Salmon Professor” visited Connections Home School on Thursday, showing a group of students the ins and outs of one of the Kenai’s most ubiquitous fish — the salmon.

Kenai water and sewer tax exemption fails

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 09:54

A proposal to exempt Kenai’s residential water and sewer services from city sales taxes failed at Wednesday night’s Kenai city council meeting. Of the council’s seven members, only the ordinance’s sponsor, council member Mike Boyle, voted in favor of it.

Soldotna to host 4th annual Frozen RiverFest

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 09:37

Nothing says February in Alaska like a bonfire and an icy beer by a frozen river.

Borough works on kinks in emergency response system

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 22:30

Emergency managers across the Kenai Peninsula are working on patching gaps in the notification network made evident by January’s tsunami threat.

Tyonek the Texan: Beluga whale will be moved to SeaWorld San Antonio

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 22:29

Tyonek is going to Texas.

Borough mayor pitches budget plan

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 20:49

The proposed solution for the deficit in the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s budget wouldn’t involve raising taxes, but it also means cuts and drawing out of the borough’s assets.

Borough to propose bonds for new K-Selo school

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 22:06

Kenai Peninsula Borough voters may be asked to take on revenue bonds to fund a new school for the remote Old Believer community of Kachemak Selo.

Local governments try again for central peninsula fish board meeting

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 13:21

Advocates are again seeking to convince the state’s Board of Fisheries to include the Kenai Peninsula in a schedule of locations for its triennial Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meeting.

Students hope to keep food pantry full

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 22:05

Sixth graders at Soldotna Montessori Charter School have something they want everyone to know.