Photos: Feeling groovy

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 10:20

People from across the Peninsula celebrated three days of fish, love and music over the weekend at the eighth-annual Salmonfest in Ninilchik. Hosted at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the music festival featured performances from dozens of musical groups, art installations, workshops, camping and food vendors. (Photos by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Draft revision to Chugach Forest plan released

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 22:47

The U.S. Forest Service is moving into the next phase of rewriting its plan for the Chugach National Forest and is seeking public input.

Across 20 years and the entire country, Alaska and Florida couples build friendship

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 21:05

Though he’s only here for about a month each summer, Paul Coleman knows many of the fishermen on the Kenai River bank in Soldotna.

Kenai debates adding sign to Lawton Acres’ Field of Flowers

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 21:04

The Kenai Airport Commission’s plans for a sign marking the the annual wildflower field the city plants in a vacant municipal lot on Lawton Drive have been delayed by disagreements over the property’s complicated relationship with the Kenai Municipal Airport and the size of the proposed sign.

Fish and Game increases Kasilof sockeye bag limit

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 17:44

With the Kasilof River sockeye run safely within the optimum escapement goal, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will allow anglers to keep more fish.

Tobacco tax on borough agenda, sales tax cap ordinance dropped

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 09:47

While the borough’s budget has been settled for the coming year, the assembly members are still looking at revenue possibilities.

Breastfeeding women of the world unite: Global breastfeeding event to take place Saturday

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 09:46

For a minute Saturday morning, local mothers will stand up to stigma while sharing some quality time with their children — and one another.

Kenai music teacher earns national recognition

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 12:09

When Deborah Sounart came to Alaska, she had a roundtrip ticket and a plan to leave one year later. She’s starting her 25th year teaching music at Kenai Central High School this month.

Kasilof dipnet fishery hot on high tide, silvers reach Kenai

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 21:48

Tuesday night brought a ray of sunshine, a high tide and a fresh bloom of fish into the mouth of the Kasilof River, straight into the nets of the fishermen waiting for them.

Kenai River sockeye fishing to close Saturday

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 21:48

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is closing the Kenai River entirely to sockeye salmon fishing for the rest of the season.