Peninsula legislators review session, stick with no new taxes

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:11

Two of the central Kenai Peninsula’s state legislators made the case for the state government’s ability to balance future budgets primarily on oil revenue, aided by the newly approved draw from the Permanent Fund earnings reserve.

Dog days of summer

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:59

Nadia the German shepherd retrieves a tennis ball from Arc Lake on Wednesday, June 14, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. Wednesday brought sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-60s across the central Kenai Peninsula, drawing people out to the parks and lakes to enjoy the weather. Vendors and food trucks were setting up shop in Soldotna Creek Park during the day as well for Soldotna’s weekly Wednesday Market and Music in the Park event, which takes place each week in the summer months.

With limited king fishing, try the Russian, lake angling

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:59

Fishing is somewhat limited on the western Kenai Peninsula streams right now, but there are opportunities on lakes and upstream.

One dies, one injured in Sterling biker crash

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:41

Alaska State Troopers have released the names of two Soldotna motorcyclists involved in a fatal accident along the Sterling Highway Tuesday night.

KRSA opens new office in Soldotna

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:59

Board members and staff members of the Kenai River Sportfishing Association and Alaska Legislature delegates from the Kenai Peninsula gather to cut the ceremonial ribbon on the organization’s new office space on the Kenai Spur Highway next to Sweeney’s on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. The sportfishing advocacy nonprofit moved into the new space in March but held an open house and grand opening for the office Wednesday.

Broken glass reported in community dog park

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:59

A Soldotna park meant to be a safe space for dogs was hit by a potentially dangerous act of vandalism this week.

Cook Inlet salmon task force off to bumpy start

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:59

The fisheries group established to try to defuse some of Cook Inlet’s salmon wars is off to an uncertain start.

CDC issues advisory on Hep A outbreaks in multiple states

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:27

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent an advisory Monday alerting local public health agencies to a multiple-state Hepatitis A outbreak that has hit homeless populations and those who use drugs particularly hard.

Upcoming Soldotna restaurant chooses ‘Alaska from Scratch’ author as new chef

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 21:32

For Maya Wilson, anything worth doing has been terrifying at first. Her newest endeavor on Whistle Hill is no exception.

Hours reduced on Kasilof personal-use setnet fishery

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 21:32

Personal use setnetters on the Kasilof River will have to wait a little longer to put out their nets each morning this year.