Smoking ban moving through committees, as divisive as ever

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 21:01

The debate over whether smoking should be banned in Alaska workplaces is as divisive as ever, despite several years of amendments and discussion.

Nicolas Petit claims his first T200 victory, third win in a row

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 21:12

Musher Nicolas Petit can finally say he’s won the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race.

Soldotna man arrested for allegedly threatening cabbie

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 21:12

A Soldotna man previously arrested for threatening hospital staff members with a knife and for entering and pulling the fire alarms in two central Kenai Peninsula elementary schools has been arrested again for threatening a taxi driver.

Snow depth still varies across Kenai Peninsula

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 21:12

Though the snow has finally arrived on many parts of the Kenai Peninsula, it’s still patchy enough to limit some winter recreation so far.

T-200 takes off

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 21:45

They come in a variety of colors, sizes and abilities, but sled dogs have at least one thing in common: they love to move.

Queen offered role of Soldotna City Manager

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 16:44

The Soldotna City Council voted unanimously to offer Stephanie Queen, the city’s director of economic development and planning, the position of city manager.

Low silver returns to Seward in 2016 mean fewer to stock in 2018

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 22:32

The coho salmon returns to Seward may be slow next year, though Homer may see a boost in returns to the fishing lagoon on the Homer Spit.

Kenai city planner to return south

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 22:32

In summer 2014 Matt Kelley came from a county planner’s office in California to become Kenai’s city planner. In February he’ll be returning to county-level planning in California.

Library checks out 2017 trends

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 22:10

In 2017, about 110,000 visitors walked through the doors of the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Soldotna Public Library borrowing more than 125,000 books and furthering the library’s mission to “build a better future.”

CES, Anchor Point ask state for funds for new fire stations

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 22:10

The peninsula’s busiest emergency services department is looking to relocate its main fire station.