Man arrested after calling in false home invasion report

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 21:04

An Anchorage man has been arrested after calling in an apparently false report of a home invasion.

Spruce bark beetles returning on north peninsula

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 21:57

After a string of warm summers, the Kenai Peninsula’s spruce bark beetles are now hitting their highest numbers since their last outbreak in the 1990s.

KPBSD maintains class sizes

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 20:54

Compared to the other major school districts in Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has a low pupil/teacher ratio (PTR), according to the 2017-2018 school year class size report, but the ratio doesn’t show the whole picture district, officials said.

Nikiski neighbors protest gravel pit

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 20:53

Residents of several adjacent subdivisions in Nikiski will likely have a new neighbor soon: a gravel pit.

Fallen trees cause power outages across central peninsula

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 22:47

High winds brought down trees across the Kenai Peninsula on Monday. In many cases, those trees also brought down power lines.

Industry Outlook Forum looks to diversity

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:38

Next month’s Industry Outlook Forum will hinge around the diversity of the Kenai Peninsula’s economy, featuring speakers from nearly every industry.

Caring for my Backyard

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:51

Each year students across the Kenai Peninsula are tasked with finding a way to care for the place that they call home in the annual Caring for the Kenai competition, but this year the competition is expanding to include the backyard.

Crash in Turnagain Pass sends 1 to hospital

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:03

A car accident in the Turnagain Pass on Sunday afternoon due to slushy road conditions sent a man to the hospital.

Agencies work on public transportation projects, funding

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 20:24

With less money available amid an ongoing state fiscal crisis, the various agencies providing low-cost transportation across the Kenai Peninsula are working to make the most of the funding out there.

Premera returns $25M to state reinsurance program

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 20:24

Alaska’s sole individual market health insurer says it has paid $25 million to the state as part of a reinsurance plan meant to stabilize the insurance market.