Dipnet Kenai app looks back on debut year

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 21:31

Kenai is shifting the emphasis of how it manages the roughly 20,000 personal-use dipnet fishermen who come to town from July 10–31 from merely keeping control of the chaos to making it profitable for the local economy.

Legislature to consider worker’s comp overhaul

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 21:31

A bill before the Legislature in the upcoming session would overhaul workers’ compensation to lessen the overall cost of the program in the state.

School board to add video component to live stream in February

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 21:31

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will be adding a video component to its meeting’s live stream with the Feb. 5 meeting as a tentative start date.

Fish and Game talks pike eradication on Tote Road

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 14:43

Neighbors in the Tote Road area have mixed feelings about the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s plan to eradicate northern pike from the lakes in their backyards.

Soldotna to hear results of annexation report

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 21:28

At tonight’s work session on Soldotna’s annexation efforts, the city council will discuss the findings from a public engagement report based on the input of about two-percent of the affected population.

Kenai reviews 2017 dipnet

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:14

When the Kenai city council took its annual look back at the 2017 personal use fishery at their Dec. 6 meeting, Kenai city manager Paul Ostrander brought forward two proposed changes: this year Kenai will discontinue the city council’s traditional public work sessions about fishery issues and may begin spending fishery revenue on things other than fishery expenses.

Borough holds hearing on Dow Island gravel violations

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 21:42

One of the men accused of illegally placing gravel in the Kenai River says he did so because he believed it to be an emergency, while the Kenai Peninsula Borough argues that he should have consulted the permitting agencies first.

Anchor Point man in hospital after being shot by trooper

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:44

An Anchor Point man is in the hospital in Anchorage after being shot by an Alaska State Trooper during a confrontation Sunday night.

Hearing officer spikes ethics complaint Allegation by recall sponsor ‘borders on the frivilous,’ he says

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 20:08

Saying an ethics complaint filed by a Homer recall supporter “borders on the frivolous,” an Anchorage administrative law judge last Friday dismissed a complaint filed by Larry Zuccaro against former Homer City Council members David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds and current council member Donna Aderhold. Zuccaro was one of the sponsors of a petition to recall Aderhold, Lewis and Reynolds that ultimately failed at the ballot box.

Police look for tips about slain dogs

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 20:06

Alaska State Troopers, community members and the Peninsula Crime Stoppers are looking for tips after a family dog was fatally shot in the Kalifornsky Beach Road area last week.