Legislature considering bill to crack down on derelict vessels

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 22:22

Harbormasters and state officials are looking for a little more authority to regulate junk boats around Alaska.

‘Just say no,’ no more

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 22:22
D.A.R.E. program looks to teach kids lifelong decision-making skills

D.A.R.E. — the ubiquitous anti-drug campaign of the 1980s and 1990s — has come a long way since the days of “just say no.”

Author explores ecological, historical and personal change

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 10:58

“I walked the beaches, attuning my meanderings to the tidal cycles. The rocks lurking beneath the water were exposed by the ebbing tides, and they teemed with life in glistening swaths. The many-legged and shelled creatures clung to their crevices and the last drops of moisture until the tide returned. I walked the forest trails when the plant emerged, green-legged and the flowers shifted from violets in spring to a panoply of blossoms during the summer and later as bursts of red and yellow marked their dying back under the spruce trees.”

Annual KCHS job shadow shows students local industries

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 22:22

On Wednesday, Kenai Central high School Juniors got to answer the question they’ve been asked since they were children during their job shadow program, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Kenai plans second silver salmon derby

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 22:21

Kenai is taking another swing at hosting a silver salmon derby this fall.

Police allegedly find 18-year-old in vehicle with loaded gun, drugs

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 20:57

An 18-year-old was arrested over the weekend after police allegedly found him and another teenager in a car with drugs and a loaded gun.

State plans permit program for vendors at Kasilof dipnet

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 20:57

Personal-use dipnetters at the Kasilof River may have access to a variety of food carts, firewood salesmen and other vendors on the north beach.

Assembly to consider tax break targeted at fertilizer plant

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 20:58

The owners of the long-shuttered fertilizer plant in Nikiski may get another incentive to reopen it.

Soldotna man arrested on drug and gun charges during traffic stop

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 18:29

A traffic stop for a broken headlight led to a drug bust after Alaska State Troopers allegedly found more than 5 ounces of marijuana, other drug-related paraphernalia and a loaded gun in the stopped vehicle.

Council to vote on whether Soldotna mayor will sign letter to KRSMA board

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 17:16

The paper trail in response to a state draft water report that highlighted turbidity issues in the Kenai River may get bigger.