Fish board denies petition on hatcheries

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:14

The members of the Board of Fisheries agree that Pacific salmon hatchery impacts on wild salmon stocks are concerning, but they aren’t clear on what to do to address them yet.

Kenai Peninsula Birding Fest to take off Thursday

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 21:30

As flocks of birds settle on the central Kenai Peninsula this spring, flocks of people will be following them with cameras and binoculars this weekend.

Going for a ride: Bikers learn safety tips at community event

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 21:30

Top 10 Bicycling Safety Tips

Soldotna Blockbuster to shut down after 24 years

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 13:58

Tourists from the Lower 48 who come to Soldotna to fish or hike sometimes find themselves surprised by a less-expected feature of the local landscape — Soldotna’s Blockbuster Video, one of the Alaskan remnants of the once-ubiquitous rental chain that survived its parent company’s 2010 bankruptcy and competition from rental kiosks and online streaming to become among the last in the U.S. The Soldotna Blockbuster’s Facebook page is full of tourist selfies taken in front of its blue and yellow sign or in its aisles of DVDs, accompanied by nostalgic exclamations.

CIAA to move controversial nets back into Tutka Bay Lagoon

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 21:31

The much-debated net pens in the main part of Tutka Bay won’t be there this summer after all.

1 dies in plane crash near Whittier

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 21:31

1 dies in plane crash near Whittier

Bill toughens punishment for burning violations

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 21:30

Anyone charged with a crime related to setting fires will likely have tougher punishments to face in the future.

Beginning a new chapter: Kenai River Campus graduates take home diplomas

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 19:08

There were nerves and smiles, a few tears, some bedazzled caps and a lot of relief in the moments before Kenai Peninsula College’s 2018 River Campus graduates took their seats.

Kids release rainbow trout at annual fish celebration

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:20

Students released rainbow trout into Johnson Lake during the 18th Annual Kenai Peninsula Salmon Celebration in Kasilof. Approximately 950 borough students released 5,000 fish into the lake as part of an Alaska Department of Fish and Game restocking effort.

Nikiski man to serve four years for illegally owning firearms

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:19

A former Nikiski man who posed as a state trooper last year will serve nearly four years in federal prison for illegally possessing firearms as a convicted felon.