Commission to consider cutting halibut catch quotas

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 20:14

Halibut fishermen may see a reduction in the total amount of fish they’re allowed to catch in 2018.

Christmas at the Orca

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 20:13

While the muffled sounds of lightsabers buzzing and TIE fighters screaming came through one wall of the lobby and jungle drums through the other, the two managers of the Orca Theatre worked steadily on a checklist of tasks: rebuilding towers of paper soda cups and ranks of popcorn bags, refilling the ice bin under the soda machine, sweeping popcorn from the carpet, wiping countertops, and polishing display windows.

Troopers shoot man after he pulls handgun in back of patrol car

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 12:11

A man was sent to Central Peninsula Hospital on Saturday after Alaska State Troopers shot him following a confrontation in the back of a patrol car.

Winter fun at the refuge

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 22:18

After all the presents are unwrapped, but before the holiday season is over and school is back in session, kids have a lot of time on their hands. The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is offering families an opportunity to make the most of that downtime. The refuge visitor center will host an afternoon of family-friendly entertainment and education on Dec. 27 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

On track: Brew@602 scheduled to open Thursday

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 11:00

Everything at Brew@602 is on track for a Thursday opening, including the coffeehouse itself.

Freedom House brings support to women seeking sobriety

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 10:56

Each woman staying at Soldotna’s Freedom House has a different story. She may have been homeless, have lost her kids, damaged relationships with friends and family, been suicidal or just come out of prison. ...

The life-changing magic of being bad at things

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 19:42

The stubborn part of me keeps thinking I’ll find something I’m a prodigy at — that the first time I try, sparks will fly.

Caribou Hills open to snowmachine use

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 16:52

The Caribou Hills area within Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is now open to snowmachine use.

Despite uncertainties, state moves forward with LNG

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:45

When Alaska Governor Bill Walker spoke Tuesday to members of the Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce, he wore an Alaska-shaped lapel pin marked with two lines: one tracing the route of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, and the other marking the proposed route of the long-planned 800-mile natural gas pipeline from the North Slope to a liquefaction plant and export terminal in Nikiski.

Hearing officer orders fines, removal of rock in Dow Island gravel case

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 20:55

A state hearing officer has decided that the two men accused of illegally dumping gravel in the Kenai River this summer have to remove the gravel and pay a combined $62,000 in fines.