Queen offered role of Soldotna City Manager

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 16:44

The Soldotna City Council voted unanimously to offer Stephanie Queen, the city’s director of economic development and planning, the position of city manager.

Low silver returns to Seward in 2016 mean fewer to stock in 2018

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 22:32

The coho salmon returns to Seward may be slow next year, though Homer may see a boost in returns to the fishing lagoon on the Homer Spit.

Kenai city planner to return south

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 22:32

In summer 2014 Matt Kelley came from a county planner’s office in California to become Kenai’s city planner. In February he’ll be returning to county-level planning in California.

Library checks out 2017 trends

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 22:10

In 2017, about 110,000 visitors walked through the doors of the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Soldotna Public Library borrowing more than 125,000 books and furthering the library’s mission to “build a better future.”

CES, Anchor Point ask state for funds for new fire stations

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 22:10

The peninsula’s busiest emergency services department is looking to relocate its main fire station.

A day of services, caring and support

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 15:55
Community comes together for Project Homeless Connect

It was a spa day. A day to get a help at a clinic. A day to enjoy food and music. And a day to reach out and make new friends.

River users question turbidity finding on Kenai

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 15:40

Kenai River users are raising questions about the validity of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s report finding that the river is too muddy during July.

Powerful undersea quake shakes Alaska

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 21:39

A night that began with a dramatic 7.9 magnitude earthquake and the threat of region-wide tsunamis ended quietly for the Kenai Peninsula — with coastal residents returning from shelters unscathed and infrastructure largely undamaged by what could have been a devastating natural disaster.

Earthquake causes small refinery spill

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 11:44

While so far few damages have been reported from Tuesday’s 7.9 magnitude quake, a Nikiski refinery reported a small oil spill at one of its outdoor tanks.

8.2 earthquake south of Kodiak shakes Kenai Peninsula

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 03:04

An 8.2 magnitude earthquake occurred about 175 miles miles southeast of the city of Kodiak at about 12:32 a.m Tuesday morning, the U.S Geological Service reported. The U.S Weather Service issued a tsunami warning afterwards, which advising people in coastal areas to move to higher ground. The warning went into effect at 2:50 a.m in Homer and 1:55 a.m in Seward, with no listed start time for Kenai.