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.

Upcoming Soldotna restaurant chooses ‘Alaska from Scratch’ author as new chef

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 21:32

For Maya Wilson, anything worth doing has been terrifying at first. Her newest endeavor on Whistle Hill is no exception.

Hours reduced on Kasilof personal-use setnet fishery

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 21:32

Personal use setnetters on the Kasilof River will have to wait a little longer to put out their nets each morning this year.

More than just a bed and breakfast: Glamping offers adventurous, yet comfortable experience for peninsula visitors

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 00:29

Amy George describes glamping as more than just glamorous-camping.

Soldotna City Council meeting to discuss annexation

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:02

A resolution regarding potential city annexation will be presented at tomorrow’s Soldotna City Council meeting. Residents will be voting whether or not they want the city to draft a petition to the local boundary commission concerning annexation of nine potential study areas. The nine study areas being considered include areas near Funny River Road, Tsalteshi, Skyview, Arc Lake, South of K-Beach, the K-Beach commercial corridor, K-Beach to the north, Knight Drive, Kenai Spur, Sterling Highway and Funny River, according to the city’s website. Potential amendments regarding study areas three, four, five and seven are also included in the resolution. The resolution can be found on the Soldotna city website. The city council meeting is at 6 p.m., tomorrow, Soldotna City Hall, 177 North Birch St. Report finds marijuana testing results differ at labs

Fish and Game restricts king salmon fishing on Kenai, Kasilof

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:38

Starting Wednesday, anglers on the Kenai River can’t keep king salmon and anglers on the Kasilof River can only keep hatchery fish.

No room at the precinct: Police face shortage of evidence space

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 00:36

Kenai police are facing a storage crunch.