$175K Andeavor grant to fund STEM programs at school district

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 22:18

The races between the robotic cars in the hallways of Skyview Middle School on Thursday afternoon weren’t the cheering kind — after all, the kids racing the cars knew more or less exactly what they’d do. They’d built and programmed the cars, after all.

Assembly still torn on how to plug budget shortfall

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:34

With one meeting left before they have to approve the fiscal year 2019 budget, the members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly have yet to agree on a unified fix to the deficit.

Watch out for moose

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:35

Spruce beetles to emerge soon

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:12

This year’s new generation of eager young spruce bark beetles may soon be emerging from the bark of local trees where they’ve spent the winter maturing and feeding. Homeowners looking to protect a prized spruce can spray the trunks of their trees with preventative insecticides, but they should do so soon.

Valdez judge, assistant attorney general nominated for Superior Court

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:34

The field of potential replacements for retiring Kenai Superior Court Judge Anna M. Moran was winnowed to two Wednesday.

Pioneer Potluck: About getting ready for visitors

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 09:46

Our summer visitors from the “Lower 48” get a peek at our home-style Alaskan living. We are always glad to see and greet them as they step out of their car-RV or out of our car after we gather them up at the Kenai Airport.

Look out for hooligan

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 09:43

Spring brings migratory birds, beluga whales, harbor seals and people to the banks of the Kenai seeking the same thing: hooligan.

Northern District king salmon setnetters stay closed

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:27

Subsistence fishermen in part of the Susitna River drainage will be able to harvest a few kings, but commercial fishermen in Northern Cook Inlet will remain closed for now.

Wildfires sweep southern peninsula

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 09:33

Back-to-back wildfires kept emergency response teams busy on the southern peninsula Monday.

Mother, son face armed robbery charges

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 21:30

Nikiski mother and son face charges of armed robbery