Firefighters save East End Road homes from wildfire

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 21:45

An alert neighbor and a quick response from firefighters at about 6 p.m. Sunday saved two East End Road houses from being destroyed by a wind driven wildfire.

Few kings to be seen in peninsula rivers, sockeye start surfacing

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 21:32

The weather on the lower Kenai Peninsula streams couldn’t have been more perfect this weekend, but many visitors hung closer to the grills and RVs than to the water.

Borough budget could bring cuts, increase for nondepartmentals

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 10:26

Next Tuesday night’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting could bring cuts or increases to the borough’s three economic development programs.

Keeping an eye on sea lions: SeaLife Center crowdfunds for research funding

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 12:12

The video equipment used to monitor sea lions at a rookery just south of Resurrection Bay is at the end of its life, and researchers are turning to crowdfunding to keep the two-decades-long project afloat.

Snug Harbor’s fishing tender has a long history in crabbing

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 11:26

Commercial fishermen delivering to Snug Harbor Seafoods are attended by a tender vessel with a long history and more equipment than it needs for the job.

Pioneer Potluck: About bears and people

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 09:44

I was “bombing” along in my old green L.T.D., radio blaring, arm out the open window so I could feel the cool mountain air. It was a wonderful warm August Sunday, alone as this was a long time ago in my “other life.

Photo: Welcome to the world

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 09:32

Female moose are giving birth to calves all over Southcentral Alaska, usually twins, and will be temperamental and aggressive as they protect their young. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game advises everyone to stay clear of moose in backyards, trails and parks, even if the young appear to be orphaned.

Don Young optimistic about resource economy

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 09:30

Alaska’s 45-year veteran of the U.S. House, Rep. Don Young, is optimistic about the future of the state’s economy with expanded natural resource extraction.

Gravel pit group chips away at bond issues

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 12:39

One of the key controversies with gravel pits in the borough is who is responsible for cleaning them up after the digging, crushing and hauling are done.