Diabetes prevention program to launch on peninsula

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:47

A state-led health program to prevent diabetes in rural areas will launch a pilot program on the Kenai Peninsula this summer.

Caring for the Kenai takes stage Thursday

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:44

Twelve high school students from across the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will take the stage Thursday night during the annual Caring for the Kenai competition.

Soldotna too small for big Blockbuster promise

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:34

John Oliver made a promise to Anchorage’s last Blockbuster Video, but despite the fervor of the Soldotna community, all of Russell Crowe’s memorabilia will stay up north.

Safety, PFD high on Republican governor candidates’ talking points

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:14

Crime, the Permanent Fund Dividend and state budget solutions are three of the top line items in the contested Republican primary race for the governor’s office.

Resolution would ask DOT to lower Cooper Landing speed limit

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 22:40

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly may ask the state to drop the speed limit on part of the Sterling Highway near Cooper Landing.

Choose Your Weapon returns to Tsalteshi Trails

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 23:40

On Earth Day, April 20, 2013, Mike Crawford had a vision.

Soldotna man arrested for vandalizing school fields

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 21:51

A Soldotna man is facing multiple charges of criminal mischief and a charge of driving drunk after damaging athletic fields at two schools on Sunday.

Peninsula sheds 234 jobs from 2017–2018

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 21:49

The Kenai Peninsula lost about 234 jobs in the third quarter of the fiscal year compared to the year before it.

Homeowners can be left holding the bag if they hire unlicensed contractors

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 22:44

A thin layer of snow shifted across the bare plywood floor of the unfinished house when construction contractor Ward Adams lifted one of the panels aside. Beneath it, an empty space yawned, mounds of gravel fill piled unevenly where Kimbra Mensch expected the foundation of her house to be.

Winged words

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 22:43

Parents and children catching flights at the Kenai Municipal Airport now have the chance to make waiting time into story time. On Friday afternoon the Kenai airport opened a room for families featuring a shelf of donated children’s and young adult books.