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.

About being afraid of big bodies of water and boats

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 17:12

Year: 1969, North Kenai, Alaska, now Nikiski, Alaska

Speeding bikers lead troopers on chase

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:34

Two motorcyclists led Alaska State Troopers on a 130-mile-an-hour chase south of Turnagain Pass on Saturday.

Court denies appeal by Soldotna man who hit joggers with car

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 11:40

A Soldotna man convicted in 2013 for hitting two joggers with his car has lost an appeal to suppress evidence presented during trial.

Sterling Highway reroute to alter trails, recreation sites

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 10:29

The quarter-billion-dollar project to reroute about a dozen miles of the Sterling Highway up the hillside and away from the Kenai River and Cooper Landing will include changes to two nearby trails and improvements for the popular recreation area.

Warm weather kickstarts growing season on peninsula

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 09:30

It’s been a long, chilly spring for gardeners in the central Kenai Peninsula, but growing season is finally opening up.

Salmon runs lackluster so far across Gulf of Alaska

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 23:26

It’s not a great summer to be a salmon fisherman in Southcentral Alaska so far.