Movi found in Alaska caribou, moose

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 19:45

A harmful pathogen previously known only in goats and sheep has been found in healthy Alaskan moose and caribou.

HEA bills to rise July 1

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 11:03

Homer Electric Association power bills will rise July 1, driven by the cost of the Cook Inlet natural gas that fuels about 90 percent of the utility cooperative’s electrical generation.

Run in the Midnight Sun

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 19:45

Brystol Flynn, 5, makes a dash for the finish line during a kids’ footrace at the North Peninsula Recreation Service Area’s Family Fun in the Midnight Sun event Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Nikiski, Alaska. The annual event features a variety of booths and activities, including a candy hunt and footraces, martial arts demonstrations, food trucks, raffles and a chance to spray a fire hose courtesy of the Nikiski Fire Department. Though the morning started out chilly and rainy, the rain stopped by early afternoon for awhile.

Enjoy the nerdy hand-me-downs

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 19:45

It’s been 27 years since I graduated from high school — and at least that long since a high school kid called me a nerd.

Alaska Grown options expand with new market, app

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 19:44

Here on the peninsula, opportunities to purchase locally sourced food is growing.

Borough kicks more money into junk car removal

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 21:06

The borough is planning to put a little more oomph into keeping junk cars out of its roads.

Soldotna City Council votes to further annexation

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 21:06

On Wednesday, the Soldotna City Council unanimously passed a resolution allowing a petition to expand the city’s boundaries to be drafted. When completed, the petition will be brought back to the council along with a transition plan that will provide details about how services would transition from current service providers to the city, as well as other concerns. After public hearings, the petition will be sent to the Local Boundary Commission, the state group that approves municipal boundary changes.

Putt with a purpose: Golf tournament to raise money for Alzheimer’s

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:47

During his last years of life, Sue Mann’s father spent his days in a fog — sometimes unable to even remember his daughter’s name. He required constant supervision and care from family members, and became confused and frightened by anything out of the ordinary. Occasionally, he would remember events from the past, other times even those memories faded.

Peninsula legislators review session, stick with no new taxes

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:11

Two of the central Kenai Peninsula’s state legislators made the case for the state government’s ability to balance future budgets primarily on oil revenue, aided by the newly approved draw from the Permanent Fund earnings reserve.

Dog days of summer

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:59

Nadia the German shepherd retrieves a tennis ball from Arc Lake on Wednesday, June 14, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. Wednesday brought sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-60s across the central Kenai Peninsula, drawing people out to the parks and lakes to enjoy the weather. Vendors and food trucks were setting up shop in Soldotna Creek Park during the day as well for Soldotna’s weekly Wednesday Market and Music in the Park event, which takes place each week in the summer months.