Carving out time to learn something new

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 09:21

A beginner whittler is usually timid.

Fishing license sales drop in 2017

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 09:21

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s sportfishing license sales fell last year, even while its revenue from license sales increased.

Report: More than 500K out-of-state tourists came to Kenai in 2016

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 09:20

More than 562,000 people from outside the state visited the Kenai Peninsula in summer 2016, about 10 times the area’s resident population, according to a recent McDowell Group study.

Longtime Kenai doctor sells practice to addiction medicine provider

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:16

A longtime Kenai doctor has sold his practice to a company operating clinics focused on medically assisted opioid treatment.

Out for a spin

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 09:32

A bicyclist makes her way down the path at Centennial Park on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Kenai Peninsula loses jobs again in 2017

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 20:51

Employment continued to drop in the Kenai Peninsula Borough through 2017, though at a slower rate than in 2016.

Borough prepares to put North Road extension out to bid

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 20:51

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Roads Department is working its way through the final hoops before putting the Kenai Spur Highway extension project out for bid.

Starting a legal cannabis grow begins with ‘immaculate conception’ of plants

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 20:55

The recent denial of Alaska Loven It’s license to cultivate cannabis raises a question not often discussed in Alaska’s growing marijuana industry. How do legal commercial grows get plants to begin farming pot?

Salmon in the Classroom gets gutsy

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 20:51

The “Salmon Professor” visited Connections Home School on Thursday, showing a group of students the ins and outs of one of the Kenai’s most ubiquitous fish — the salmon.

Kenai water and sewer tax exemption fails

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 09:54

A proposal to exempt Kenai’s residential water and sewer services from city sales taxes failed at Wednesday night’s Kenai city council meeting. Of the council’s seven members, only the ordinance’s sponsor, council member Mike Boyle, voted in favor of it.