Alaska opioid deaths increased by 77 percent in last decade, report says

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:19

The rate of Alaskans who died from opioid overdoses increased 77 percent over the last decade, with the highest overall rate of deaths reported in the last year, according to a report issued this week by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

Coming up silver on the Kenai

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 01:33

The silver salmon tease the fishermen on the Kenai River.

Republican gubernatorial candidates discuss issues at Soldotna forum

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 13:32

Three of this year’s six Republican gubernatorial candidates discussed their plans for state finance, capital spending, and the Alaska LNG project during a Wednesday forum organized by the Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce.

Honoring the wounded

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 21:47

By BEN BOETTGER

Despite reform bills, central peninsula residents still frustrated by crime

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 21:46

Though multiple bills have overhauled the criminal justice system in Alaska in the past few years, the tone of discussion on crime on the central Kenai Peninsula hasn’t changed much.

Man indicted for third time in 2014 Christmas Day car crash

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 21:46

Kenai prosecutors are trying for a third time to convict a man involved in a 2014 Christmas Day car crash that caused a young girl to lose both her legs.

4 charged in illegal commercial fishing near Homer

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 17:14

The state has filed charges against four commercial fishermen accused of illegal harvesting salmon in a bay south of Homer.

Work in progress

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 22:10

A fresh coat of concrete and new classrooms are going up at the Trinity Christian Center on the hill outside Soldotna.

New restaurant to come to Kenai Airport

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:53

The new business Brothers’ Cafe is moving into the Kenai Municipal Airport terminal’s restaurant space.

Shop Talk: TipsyGypsy Coffee Shop

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 11:02

After selling Veronica’s Cafe about three years ago, Diane Hooper still found she had a passion for food and people, prompting her to open TipsyGypsy Coffee Shop about six weeks ago.