Soldotna man arrested for vandalizing school fields

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 21:51

A Soldotna man is facing multiple charges of criminal mischief and a charge of driving drunk after damaging athletic fields at two schools on Sunday.

Peninsula sheds 234 jobs from 2017–2018

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 21:49

The Kenai Peninsula lost about 234 jobs in the third quarter of the fiscal year compared to the year before it.

Homeowners can be left holding the bag if they hire unlicensed contractors

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 22:44

A thin layer of snow shifted across the bare plywood floor of the unfinished house when construction contractor Ward Adams lifted one of the panels aside. Beneath it, an empty space yawned, mounds of gravel fill piled unevenly where Kimbra Mensch expected the foundation of her house to be.

Winged words

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 22:43

Parents and children catching flights at the Kenai Municipal Airport now have the chance to make waiting time into story time. On Friday afternoon the Kenai airport opened a room for families featuring a shelf of donated children’s and young adult books.

National Guard opens armory doors

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 22:42

Alaska Army National Guard in Kenai opened their doors on Saturday, inviting the community for a first-hand experience to give a better understanding the role of the National Guard’s citizen soldiers in their local community.

Fish and Game to stock grayling in peninsula lakes again

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 21:36

Peninsula anglers hankering after grayling won’t have to go so far afield in the future — the fish will be available in some of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s stocked lakes again.

Council works to disentangle state, federal Cook Inlet salmon fisheries

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 21:36

About a year after the North Pacific Fishery Management Council first took up the Cook Inlet federal fishery management plan issue, the definition of what exactly the plan has to cover is still up for debate.

Soldotna bans plastic bags

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:17

Starting Nov. 1, Soldotna will begin enforcing a ban on single use disposable plastic shopping bags within city limits.

Local groups prep for market season

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 20:34

The 2018 farmers market season is quickly approaching and local organizers are eager to help vendors old and new.

Court hears arguments on invocation lawsuit

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 20:15

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s policy on who can give invocations had its day in court.