Alaska State Troopers to offer free academy in 2018

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 22:44

If you’ve ever wanted to see the law through the eyes of a State Trooper, now’s your chance. The Alaska State Troopers Soldotna Post will launch its fifth Citizen Academy this January. The weekly course, which begins Jan. 18 and ends April 5, aims to provide accurate information about law enforcement, prompt discussion and engage the community more actively in public safety issues, Lt. Dane Gilmore, deputy commander with the State of Alaska Department of Public Safety, Alaska State Troopers, said.

Caroling in Ninilchik

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 22:43

The Ninilchik Senior Center was full of holiday cheer on Tuesday afternoon thanks to a group of students from Ninilchik School, with some help from the snow falling outside and the garland strung throughout the center.

State, feds to determine next steps after turbidity report

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 11:56

The state must now address the fact that excessive motor boat traffic in July has made a section of the lower Kenai River too muddy.

Panel opens up conversation on salmon habitat policy reform

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 10:21

The debate over whether the state’s salmon habitat permitting laws are enough has a lot of grey areas, both for those for and against.

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.