CIAA director looks back at career

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 20:07

Out in the Alaska wilds, it’s easy to miss the subtler goings on: a wolverine passing through the underbrush, the sound of a bear snuffling at the edge of a creek filled with salmon. After years of visiting Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association’s remote sites, though, Gary Fandrei knows what to look for.

Ready, set, skid

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 20:13

Exhaust plumes toward the sky and engines rev, clattering against the icebound trees and windblown snow around the frozen lake. Drivers in refitted older cars, wrapped in protective bumpers, navigate out onto an icy track atop the lake and take a warmup lap as the flaggers get ready.

Alleged boat thief indicted

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 10:10

A man was indicted last week in the Kenai Superior Court for allegedly stealing an aluminum fishing boat from a Kenai residence in May 2017.

Stranded beluga will remain in captivity

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 10:08

Tyonek, a Cook Inlet beluga that has been under 24/7 care from experts at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, will not be released back into the wild, according to NOAA Fisheries.

Marching for justice, again

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 22:29
Local residents take to the streets one year after inauguration protests

As hundreds of thousands of people in cities around the world rallied this weekend on the anniversary of the 2017 presidential inauguration, local residents turned out for their own march through the streets of Soldotna.

District students start ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 20:07

You know, someone once told Don Lockwood “If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen ‘em all,” but it wasn’t true in 1952’s ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’ and it isn’t true of the Triumvirate Theatre’s rendition of the classic film.

Kenai council discusses dipnet vendors

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:09

As Kenai’s city government more actively attempts to make the summer dipnet fishery a boost to the local economy, beach vendors may be getting some of the attention in the upcoming year.

After permitting struggle, couple opens CDL training program on peninsula

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:08

When Alex Douthit started the ball rolling for a commercial driving instruction school in Kenai, he had no idea what he was getting into.

Assembly approves ordinance allowing volunteers to serve on service area boards

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:08

Volunteers for two Kenai Peninsula service areas can also now serve on the service areas’ boards.

Borough forms gravel pit working group

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:07

A group of local government officials, members of the public and gravel pit operators will start gathering to overhaul borough laws on material extraction sites.