School district, unions exchange initial contract offers

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:55

A little more than a year after they concluded collective bargaining, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and its teacher and staff unions are back in negotiations.

Swanning around Skilak

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:34

Swans swim atop the Kenai River below Skilak Lake on Tuesday. Trumpeter swans have been surveyed on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge since 1957, when only 20 pairs were nesting on the peninsula. At this section of the Kenai River, motorized boats are restricted which is a big help for the spring-staging swans in the area. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Woman arrested at scene of house fire after allegedly charging van at firefighters

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:30

A Kenai woman who allegedly tried to run over emergency responders working to put out a fire at her house was arrested Monday night.

Congress appropriates $200M for fisheries disasters

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:13

Commercial fishermen across the Gulf of Alaska might finally receive some checks from the federal government after the pink salmon disaster in 2016.

Gov. Bill Walker appoints former F-22 pilot to vacant Alaska Senate seat

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:28
No date set for confirmation vote by Senate Republicans

Gov. Bill Walker on Tuesday nominated a retired U.S. Air Force fighter pilot to fill the Alaska Senate seat vacated in January by Mike Dunleavy.

Andeavor lets Nikiski LNG export license lapse

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:13

In the near future Andeavor won’t be exporting natural gas from the liquefaction plant and terminal in Nikiski it acquired on Feb. 1 from ConocoPhillips.

Assembly to consider HVAC fix in borough building

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 21:20

The Kenai Peninsula Borough administration plans to ask the assembly for $60,000 to fix the boilers in the central borough administration building.

Caring for the Kenai winners make a difference

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 21:01

Anya Hondel performs “Capt’n Conservation: Saving Energy One Lightbulb at a Time,” a puppet show which focuses on energy conservation, at Wednesday’s joint Kenai/Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon. 

Sterling Highway construction to continue in 2018

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 20:42

The state is planning to continue four major road projects on the main highway to and from the Kenai Peninsula in 2018.

A look at the Food Bank’s waste reduction efforts

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 20:42

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank feeds hundreds of people per month, both through its diner and pantry. The staff collected more than 750,000 pounds of food in 2017.