Soldotna City Council votes to further annexation

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 21:06

On Wednesday, the Soldotna City Council unanimously passed a resolution allowing a petition to expand the city’s boundaries to be drafted. When completed, the petition will be brought back to the council along with a transition plan that will provide details about how services would transition from current service providers to the city, as well as other concerns. After public hearings, the petition will be sent to the Local Boundary Commission, the state group that approves municipal boundary changes.

Putt with a purpose: Golf tournament to raise money for Alzheimer’s

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:47

During his last years of life, Sue Mann’s father spent his days in a fog — sometimes unable to even remember his daughter’s name. He required constant supervision and care from family members, and became confused and frightened by anything out of the ordinary. Occasionally, he would remember events from the past, other times even those memories faded.

Peninsula legislators review session, stick with no new taxes

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:11

Two of the central Kenai Peninsula’s state legislators made the case for the state government’s ability to balance future budgets primarily on oil revenue, aided by the newly approved draw from the Permanent Fund earnings reserve.

Dog days of summer

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:59

Nadia the German shepherd retrieves a tennis ball from Arc Lake on Wednesday, June 14, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. Wednesday brought sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-60s across the central Kenai Peninsula, drawing people out to the parks and lakes to enjoy the weather. Vendors and food trucks were setting up shop in Soldotna Creek Park during the day as well for Soldotna’s weekly Wednesday Market and Music in the Park event, which takes place each week in the summer months.

With limited king fishing, try the Russian, lake angling

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:59

Fishing is somewhat limited on the western Kenai Peninsula streams right now, but there are opportunities on lakes and upstream.

One dies, one injured in Sterling biker crash

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:41

Alaska State Troopers have released the names of two Soldotna motorcyclists involved in a fatal accident along the Sterling Highway Tuesday night.

KRSA opens new office in Soldotna

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:59

Board members and staff members of the Kenai River Sportfishing Association and Alaska Legislature delegates from the Kenai Peninsula gather to cut the ceremonial ribbon on the organization’s new office space on the Kenai Spur Highway next to Sweeney’s on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. The sportfishing advocacy nonprofit moved into the new space in March but held an open house and grand opening for the office Wednesday.

Broken glass reported in community dog park

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:59

A Soldotna park meant to be a safe space for dogs was hit by a potentially dangerous act of vandalism this week.

Cook Inlet salmon task force off to bumpy start

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:59

The fisheries group established to try to defuse some of Cook Inlet’s salmon wars is off to an uncertain start.

CDC issues advisory on Hep A outbreaks in multiple states

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:27

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent an advisory Monday alerting local public health agencies to a multiple-state Hepatitis A outbreak that has hit homeless populations and those who use drugs particularly hard.