No signs of Palmer man who went missing near Hope

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 22:23

A Palmer man who disappeared near Hope was still missing Monday afternoon.

Donlin Gold mine a potential new Cook Inlet gas buyer

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 22:23

Though a proposed gold mine would be more than 200 miles from the Kenai Peninsula, it would affect the region as a new buyer in Cook Inlet’s natural gas market, which has suffered from relatively low and seasonal gas demand.

Borough to test emergency alert system beginning Wednesday

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 22:22

The Kenai Peninsula Borough will be testing its new emergency alert system this week, the Office of Emergency Management said in a release Monday.

Borough, Nikiski seek to have greater participation in LNG export project

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 22:29

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is seeking an official role in federal permitting of plans to export North Slope natural gas to Asia via a 806-mile pipeline to a liquefaction plant and export terminal planned for Nikiski — where the Kenai Peninsula Borough intends to keep it, countering efforts by other local governments to propose other locations.

Photo: In praise of salmon

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 10:53

By Ben Boettger

Martial arts students return from world championships

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 22:15

Seven students of Soldotna Martial Arts have returned from the World Tang Soo Do championships. Two students, Mika Brassfield and Shari Franke, received medals for competitions involving open-hand forms and weapons forms.

Local nonprofit expanding chess program to central peninsula

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 22:15

A local nonprofit that’s teaching children to play chess is expanding its reach to the central peninsula.

Borough to consider land purchase for CES station

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 01:33

Central Emergency Services is moving forward with plans to purchase land for a new central fire station in Soldotna.

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.