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

Fish board denies petition on hatcheries

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:14

The members of the Board of Fisheries agree that Pacific salmon hatchery impacts on wild salmon stocks are concerning, but they aren’t clear on what to do to address them yet.

Kenai Peninsula Birding Fest to take off Thursday

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 21:30

As flocks of birds settle on the central Kenai Peninsula this spring, flocks of people will be following them with cameras and binoculars this weekend.

Going for a ride: Bikers learn safety tips at community event

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 21:30

Top 10 Bicycling Safety Tips