After squall, fish board nominees sail through committee

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:31

After a rapid upheaval in the Board of Fisheries nomination process in March, Gov. Bill Walker’s two nominees sailed quietly through the Alaska Legislature’s committees to a joint confirmation session.

Road construction to tie up central peninsula this summer

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 09:28

The snow is melting, the aspens are budding and the construction contractors are gearing up to work on the Kenai Peninsula’s roads.

Hiker rescued from glacier

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 21:17

Two men accused of stealing trailer

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 21:16

The right stuff

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 21:02

Soldotna Community Schools hosted a model rocketry class with instructor Scott Aleckson at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna on Saturday. Aleckson said he made and launched his first plastic, balsa wood, and cardboard rocket as a 4th grade student at Soldotna Elementary School. Since then he’s built a custom launch system, he said, “with recycled electronics and a lot of soldering time.” Aleckson would like to continue spreading the hobby. “If I could get a model rocket club going, that’d be great,” he said. “Stuff like this is much more fun in a group.”

Longtime Kenai doctor plans to retire

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 11:41

Though the main room at Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center was packed with people, most of them migrating toward Dr. Peter Hansen at the center of the crowd, he took the time to shake each of their hands and listen carefully to what they had to say.

Ruffner files to run against Seaton for House seat

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 19:25

A Board of Fisheries member is planning to challenge Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer) for his seat in the Alaska Legislature.

Sales tax increase back on assembly agenda

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 19:25

The public will have a chance to weigh in Tuesday on a proposition to ask voters whether the Kenai Peninsula Borough should raise the sales tax.