Refuge feels the heat with drone technology

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 09:03

From 100 feet in the air, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge ecologist Mark Laker can find a piece of smoldering ash or a tiny spot of excess heat that could spark a wildfire.

Fish and Game looks to spread use of rockfish deepwater release devices

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 16:13

As more anglers begin to pull up yelloweye rockfish and other nonpelagic rockfish, fisheries managers want to encourage them to use devices to release them at depth to conserve the fish populations.

Square off

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 22:43

Soccer players vie for the ball during a game of futsal hosted by the Soldotna Community Schools program on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. 

Craftmanship meets art at the Kenai Fine Arts Center

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 15:42

Local woodworkers show off artwork this month

Soldotna opts for DIY with new flooring

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 21:23

The city of Soldotna has elected the ‘do-it-yourself’ fix to replace the damaged flooring used to cover the ice rink for events held at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.

Cooper Landing gun range looks to move out of town

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 20:38

After more than 70 years in the same place, the Cooper Landing gun club is looking to move its shooting range.

Fertilizer plant restart still dependent upon gas supply

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 12:53

The company formerly known as Agrium has a new name and a new Alaska manager, but plans to re-open its shuttered fertilizer plant in Nikiski still depend on corporate investment priorities and the always-looming question of whether it can get the natural gas it uses as raw material.

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.