Assembly approves budget with more school funding, mill rate increase

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 19:49

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed its fiscal year 2019 budget with a slight increase to school funding and a property tax rate increase.

Man faces 40 criminal charges for string of thefts

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:37

By ERIN THOMPSON

Bicycling advocates look for trails, education, and repair stations in Kenai and Soldotna

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 16:50

​Bicycling advocates are organizing for more bike-friendly improvements, education and social events in the Kenai and Soldotna region.

Shadura Road fire extinguished

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:38

​A Monday evening structure fire on Shadura Road near Kasilof drew fire crews from Central Emergency Services to extinguish the burning building and from the Alaska Division of Forestry to prevent it from igniting a wildfire. Neighbors said the building had been long-deserted and no one was inside. Central Emergency Services responders had not confirmed the circumstances as of Tuesday evening.

Habitat for Humanity chooses Kenai family for newest project

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:04

Walter and Ashley Gage, a construction worker and stay-at-home mother, said a new home would mean everything to them. For the couple and their three young children, their American dream is becoming a reality after Central Peninsula Habitat for Humanity chose them as the partner family on the group’s most recent project.

Father, son arrested after alleged drunken confrontation, trooper chase

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 09:43

A father and son are facing charges after allegedly trying to start a fight and evading an Alaska State Trooper pursuit Saturday night.

How to tax a tourist: Revenue debate at borough assembly seeks to target visitors

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 13:52

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is trying to figure out the best way to use tourists’ money to pay for its government.

Peninsula burn suspension lifted

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:26

The state has lifted its suspension of burn permits on the Kenai Peninsula, just a day after imposing the ban, as the weather changed and reduced the risk of fire.

Man allegedly smashes fellow driver’s window; drives into ditch

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:56

A Soldotna man is facing charges after allegedly smashing the window of a fellow driver’s car in a road rage incident.

Shawn A. Michlitsch, 20, was driving a Pontiac Firebird on Kalifornsky Beach Road on Thursday morning, when the car ahead of...

Kids eat free at summer meal programs

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:03

The Kenai Community Library is expanding its summer meals program, with free lunches available to children twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays.