From surplus to soap: Peninsula goat farmers get crafty with products

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 09:47

Goat hobby herds are becoming more and more popular on the Kenai Peninsula.

Kenai Peninsula residents gather for Disability Pride event

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 23:33

With a live band, facepainting, food trucks and peals of laughter as kids made their way down a broad slip and slide, Soldotna Creek Park looked like any other barbecue and party during the Disabliity Pride event Saturday.

Multiple accidents lead to injuries, fatalities over weekend in Sterling, Cooper Landing

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 10:47

An Eagle River man was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries after a head-on collision on the Sterling Highway Saturday afternoon.

The accident, which took place on mile 48 of the highway in Cooper Landing around 3:15 p.m., happened...

Three Skilak area campgrounds closed after bear damages tent, scratches camper

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 11:48

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has closed three campsites after a black bear damaged a tent at the Lower Ohmer campground and scratched the tent’s occupant Saturday morning.

In addition to the Lower Ohmer campground, the Upper Skilak and...

With new owner, Kenai Aviation looking beyond Cook Inlet

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 21:42

When Kenai Aviation closed in late 2017, it left behind more than half a century of history at the Kenai Municipal Airport and a generation of pilots who had worked for, with, and around its founder Bob Bielefeld and his son Jim Bielefeld. The charter air taxi service was Kenai’s oldest family-owned business, according to Jim Doyle, owner of the second oldest, Weaver Brothers trucking company, and a friend of Bob Bielefeld’s.

Setnetters ask Fish and Game to clarify commercial king harvest

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 21:13

With low king salmon counts in the Kenai River and restrictions tightened on most fisheries in the area, scrutiny is tightening on the commercial set gillnet fishery still harvesting kings.

Past and present: Homesteaders offer perspective on Progress Days

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 21:13

As Soldotna celebrates its progress from a collection of homesteads on the edge of the Kenai National Moose Range to the business and tourism hub it is today, some of those responsible for that transformation will gather at the Soldotna Homestead Museum for a free barbecue and pioneer meet-and-greet on Friday, July 27 from 4–7 p.m.

Motorcyclist dead after collision with car in Sterling

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 11:25

A Sterling man has died after colliding with a truck on his motorcycle on Thursday.

Then and now on the Fourth

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:02

How long since we’ve experienced a Fourth of July like this past one. Can you believe the weather! It’s been a few years since we have been so blessed. The only downside being that the holiday was in the middle of the week so most people had only the one day, and not a long weekend to enjoy it and the surrounding summer days.

Sterling teen awarded Youth Salmon Fellowship

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 15:39

Eve Downing, a 16-year-old from Sterling, has been chosen as an Alaska Youth for Environmental Action Youth Salmon Fellow, an extension of the Alaska Center Education Fund program.