Man arrested for fleeing troopers faces charges in new case

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 11:59

A man arrested with his father earlier this month after the two allegedly fled from Alaska State Troopers was charged with assault last week.

Applications open for seat on Kenai Superior Court

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 14:45

The body responsible for nominating Alaska judges is taking applications from potential replacements for retiring Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles T. Huguelet.

Man accused of stealing tires from Soldotna shop

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 10:17

A Kenai man was arrested early Friday morning for stealing tires, less than two hours after a burglary was reported at a Soldotna tire shop.

Man accused of reversing van into motorcycle, SUV

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 10:33

A Seward man is accused of intentionally crashing his van into his family members’ vehicles during a domestic dispute Sunday morning.

Cook Inlet Energy fined over well pressure at Osprey platform

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 15:33

Cook Inlet Energy has received fines totaling $50,000 from the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) — $25,000 for failing to test a new injection well from its Osprey oil platform and another $25,000 for failing to notify AOGCC when that well later showed “significant pressure anomalies,” according to AOGCC’s Monday order issuing the fines.

Goat yoga comes to the Peninsula

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 11:34

Amber Harrison had few expectations when she laid down her yoga mat at the Palmer Fairgrounds last year. She came all the way to the Matsu Valley to try something she had seen only seen on the internet: goat yoga.

Alaska Communications progressing through Kenai Peninsula broadband wireless project

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 11:21

Statewide telephone and internet service provider Alaska Communications plans to begin offering wireless broadband internet to some rural areas of the western Kenai Peninsula in late 2019, company representatives told the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly.

Central Peninsula Hospital to have new birthing and cardiac facilities

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 22:38

Babies born on the central Kenai Peninsula soon after November 2019 may be the first to enter the world in a new birth center that Central Peninsula Hospital (CPH) plans to have operational by that date. The enlarged obstetrics unit will be on the second floor of a new hospital addition and a new facility for heart treatments will sit beneath it.

AGDC selects shortest, least expensive Spur Highway option

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 12:45

The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation announced Wednesday its chosen route for moving the Kenai Spur Highway around the natural gas liquefaction plant and export terminal it plans to build in Nikiski. The choice — which AGDC calls the “west LNG route” — is a shortened and less expensive version of a route the state-owned corporation had previously considered.

Walking to remember: Heritage Place residents raise awareness about Alzheimer’s

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 23:23

A drizzle may have shortened a scheduled mile-and-a-half trek through the streets of Soldotna Thursday, but participants in the Longest Day Walk ’n’ Roll event didn’t let the weather rain on their parade.