Health insurance continues adding to Kenai budget

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 09:55

The city of Kenai’s proposed fiscal 2019 budget includes no tax increases while it copes with rising employee health insurance costs and adds a human resources manager to, hopefully, better manage those costs. The budget, which would take effect July 1, also includes $200,000 for street repairs and about $133,000 for refurbishments to the Kenai recreation, senior and visitor centers.

River City Academy graduates nine

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:14

The nine River City Academy students who turned their tassels at a Monday afternoon graduation ceremony at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex spoke about the interests they had discovered during their time at the small, tight-knit school, and about the people that had helped shape them there.

Brothers accused of assaulting, threatening woman

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:00

Two brothers face assault charges after allegedly hitting and threatening a Kenai woman during an argument over the weekend.

Alleged car thief arrested in Fred Meyer bathroom

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 09:46

A man accused of stealing a truck from an Anchorage hotel parking lot was arrested in the bathroom of the Soldotna Fred Meyer last week.

Brian D. Mollard, 33, was arrested May 16 after a report of...

Assembly to consider bonds for K-Selo school

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:01

Kenai Peninsula Borough voters may be asked this fall to take on several million dollars in bond debt to pay for a new school in the remote Russian Old Believer community of Kachemak-Selo.

A woof over their heads

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 21:32

Refuge seeks information on black bear poaching

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 21:32

Federal wildlife managers are looking for information about a black bear poaching near Cooper Landing.

The joy of the fight

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 21:51

Terry Umatum of Anchorage takes a deep breath after landing his Anchor River king salmon on Saturday in Anchor Point. 

Kenai to start using dipnet earnings

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 20:21

Kenai’s city government has made managing the summer dipnet fishery pay for itself. Soon, fishery revenues may pay for other things, too.

State to conduct additional turbidity monitoring this summer

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 09:38

The state will take extra measurements this summer to check whether the Kenai River really does exceed turbidity standards.