To rescue or not to rescue? SeaLife Center emergency hotline provides guidance on animal strandings

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 10:34

Summer in Alaska means long days, a short burst of green and lots of tourists and locals hoping to spot marine wildlife on its coasts and ocean. And although watching a sea otter, whale, sea lion or seal may be thrilling, inevitably some onlookers may spot animals that are sick, stranded or in harm’s way.

Eagle River man killed in Seward Highway crash

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 10:48

An Eagle River man was killed Sunday after his motorcycle rear-ended a truck on the Seward Highway near Summit Lake.

Memories for sale: Nostalgic game shop opens in Soldotna

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 01:03

Remember the large Blockbuster banner sign outside of the now-closed shop? The 14-foot by 7-foot sign is now inside of Beetle Boss — a nostalgic media shop in Soldotna that opened Sunday.

Joanis named to Superior Court

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 12:04

Gov. Bill Walker announced appointments to the Kenai, Juneau and Fairbanks Superior Court judges Monday.

Bag limits double on Russian River, upper Kenai sockeye

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 15:30

Sockeye bag limits will double in the Russian River and parts of the upper Kenai River from Tuesday until 11:59 p.m on July 14, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Monday.

Sterling woman accused of stealing checks from employer, cashing them

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 10:44

(Editor’s note: This article has been updated to change the age of Shay L. Harju-Romey).

A Sterling woman faces 14 felony counts for forgery, theft and fraud after allegedly stealing blank checks from her employer and cashing them for...

State reduces fine for NordAq wells

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 00:24

Oil and gas company NordAq Energy will pay less in fines than the state originally proposed for not plugging two Cook Inlet wells before the end of its leases.

Looking for something to do on the Fourth of July? Here are some of the local celebrations

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 21:33

The United States celebrates its 242nd birthday on Wednesday. There are plenty of ways to celebrate it on the central Kenai Peninsula, from parades to farm tours to stock car races. Here are some of the events happening on the Fourth of July this year.

CIRI partners with KRSA for land access on Kenai River

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 09:42

Anglers on the middle and lower Kenai River who want to fish from Cook Inlet Region, Inc.’s private banks can pick up permits from a new spot this summer — the Kenai River Sportfishing Association’s office in Soldotna.

Poor salmon runs result in low harvests, disaster request

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 12:54

Poor salmon returns across the Gulf of Alaska are putting commercial fishing catches far behind the average and prompting a request for a disaster declaration.