Nikiski Fire trains up on ice diving

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 20:56

The old saying goes that there’s no bad conditions, only bad gear. The Nikiski Fire Department is testing exactly how far that goes with some of the hardest conditions imaginable: underwater beneath about three feet of ice, with blizzard conditions raging outside.

Tyonek the beluga moved to Texas

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:52

Tyonek, the six-month old Cook Inlet beluga whale calf rescued from a mudflat in Sept. 2017, was transported from Seward’s Alaska SeaLife Center to his new home at a SeaWorld theme park in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday.


Board of Fish to meet on peninsula in 2020

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 14:09

Central Kenai Peninsula fishermen will get to stay at home for the 2020 Board of Fisheries meeting.

Storm brings snow, accidents

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 13:15

A storm that brought significant snowfall, icy roads and high winds to the peninsula on Thursday and Friday created perilous road conditions that snarled traffic and sent a handful of people to the hospital....

State Parks seeks information in sheep poaching case

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 17:51

Alaska park rangers are looking for tips on who might have poached a Dall sheep in the Cooper Landing area.

Mayor proposes reorganization of public safety departments

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 17:38

The Kenai Peninsula Borough administration is working on a plan to reshuffle its various public safety departments.

Juneau Creek route ID’d as preferred in Cooper Landing road EIS

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 21:00

The final environmental permitting document for the long-planned Cooper Landing bypass ditches a controversial decision to relocate the Sterling Highway around Cooper Landing via a new crossing of the Kenai River, instead putting the highway farther in the hills above town.

Assembly spikes bed tax, wrangles with budget

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:02

Kenai Peninsula voters won’t have to consider a bed tax in the election this fall.

Riders with a cause

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:07

Snowmachiners turn out for cancer patient fundraiser

District facing budget, asks borough to fund to cap

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 21:12

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is facing a deficit for fiscal year 2019, and while state and borough funding has not yet been decided, administrators warn that this is the year the cuts could affect the classroom.