Assembly considers fixes for service area board vacancies

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 21:38

Right now, the Seldovia Recreational Service Area Board cannot meet. There aren’t enough members to make a quorum.

Post-vote, cannabis businesses bloom on peninsula

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 20:38

Every time brothers Chase and Dylan Griffith make a business decision, instead of shaking hands, they bump fists.

Pierce hits the ground running as mayor

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 21:14

It’s been a busy few months for the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s new mayor.

Borough releases draft comprehensive plan

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 21:13

Economic opportunity, freedom, natural resources, and strong community connections are among the things Kenai Peninsula residents value most about the area, according to the first draft of the borough’s new comprehensive plan.

After tragic death, Soldotna man gives life through organ donation

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 15:52

There’s a scene that William Dooley remembers about his son Jeremy as a child. On a family visit to the Detroit Zoo, a luminous blue butterfly landed on the boy’s nose. Because they weren’t supposed to touch the butterflies, he waited patiently for the creature to fly off. And waited. And waited.

Joint board of fish, game considers meeting

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 20:37

The two boards regulating fisheries and game in the state are considering a joint meeting next spring.

Commission to consider cutting halibut catch quotas

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 20:14

Halibut fishermen may see a reduction in the total amount of fish they’re allowed to catch in 2018.

Christmas at the Orca

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 20:13

While the muffled sounds of lightsabers buzzing and TIE fighters screaming came through one wall of the lobby and jungle drums through the other, the two managers of the Orca Theatre worked steadily on a checklist of tasks: rebuilding towers of paper soda cups and ranks of popcorn bags, refilling the ice bin under the soda machine, sweeping popcorn from the carpet, wiping countertops, and polishing display windows.

Troopers shoot man after he pulls handgun in back of patrol car

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 12:11

A man was sent to Central Peninsula Hospital on Saturday after Alaska State Troopers shot him following a confrontation in the back of a patrol car.

Winter fun at the refuge

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 22:18

After all the presents are unwrapped, but before the holiday season is over and school is back in session, kids have a lot of time on their hands. The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is offering families an opportunity to make the most of that downtime. The refuge visitor center will host an afternoon of family-friendly entertainment and education on Dec. 27 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.