Earthquake causes small refinery spill

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 11:44

While so far few damages have been reported from Tuesday’s 7.9 magnitude quake, a Nikiski refinery reported a small oil spill at one of its outdoor tanks.

8.2 earthquake south of Kodiak shakes Kenai Peninsula

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 03:04

An 8.2 magnitude earthquake occurred about 175 miles miles southeast of the city of Kodiak at about 12:32 a.m Tuesday morning, the U.S Geological Service reported. The U.S Weather Service issued a tsunami warning afterwards, which advising people in coastal areas to move to higher ground. The warning went into effect at 2:50 a.m in Homer and 1:55 a.m in Seward, with no listed start time for Kenai.

Invocation lawsuit progresses toward oral argument

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 10:32

A year after a lawsuit was first filed against the Kenai Peninsula Borough over the assembly’s invocation policy, the court is set to hear the two sides’ final arguments.

Teacher of the year nominations close Feb. 1

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 23:18

Nominations for the BP Teachers of Excellence are drawing to a close at the end of January.

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.