Premera to invest $50 million in health initiatives in Alaska

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 20:50

Health insurer Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska is planning a multimillion-dollar investment into Alaska’s mental health and rural health care service.

Ninilchik launches Homer-Kenai bus service

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 20:50

Western Kenai Peninsula residents can now get to Homer, Kenai or Ninilchik by shuttle, courtesy of the Ninilchik Traditional Council.

Nikiski Fire trains up on ice diving

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 20:56

The old saying goes that there’s no bad conditions, only bad gear. The Nikiski Fire Department is testing exactly how far that goes with some of the hardest conditions imaginable: underwater beneath about three feet of ice, with blizzard conditions raging outside.

Tyonek the beluga moved to Texas

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:52

Tyonek, the six-month old Cook Inlet beluga whale calf rescued from a mudflat in Sept. 2017, was transported from Seward’s Alaska SeaLife Center to his new home at a SeaWorld theme park in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday.

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Board of Fish to meet on peninsula in 2020

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 14:09

Central Kenai Peninsula fishermen will get to stay at home for the 2020 Board of Fisheries meeting.

Storm brings snow, accidents

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 13:15

A storm that brought significant snowfall, icy roads and high winds to the peninsula on Thursday and Friday created perilous road conditions that snarled traffic and sent a handful of people to the hospital....

State Parks seeks information in sheep poaching case

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 17:51

Alaska park rangers are looking for tips on who might have poached a Dall sheep in the Cooper Landing area.

Mayor proposes reorganization of public safety departments

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 17:38

The Kenai Peninsula Borough administration is working on a plan to reshuffle its various public safety departments.

Juneau Creek route ID’d as preferred in Cooper Landing road EIS

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 21:00

The final environmental permitting document for the long-planned Cooper Landing bypass ditches a controversial decision to relocate the Sterling Highway around Cooper Landing via a new crossing of the Kenai River, instead putting the highway farther in the hills above town.

Assembly spikes bed tax, wrangles with budget

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:02

Kenai Peninsula voters won’t have to consider a bed tax in the election this fall.