Keeping an eye on sea lions: SeaLife Center crowdfunds for research funding

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 12:12

The video equipment used to monitor sea lions at a rookery just south of Resurrection Bay is at the end of its life, and researchers are turning to crowdfunding to keep the two-decades-long project afloat.

Snug Harbor’s fishing tender has a long history in crabbing

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 11:26

Commercial fishermen delivering to Snug Harbor Seafoods are attended by a tender vessel with a long history and more equipment than it needs for the job.

Pioneer Potluck: About bears and people

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 09:44

I was “bombing” along in my old green L.T.D., radio blaring, arm out the open window so I could feel the cool mountain air. It was a wonderful warm August Sunday, alone as this was a long time ago in my “other life.

Photo: Welcome to the world

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 09:32

Female moose are giving birth to calves all over Southcentral Alaska, usually twins, and will be temperamental and aggressive as they protect their young. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game advises everyone to stay clear of moose in backyards, trails and parks, even if the young appear to be orphaned.

Don Young optimistic about resource economy

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 09:30

Alaska’s 45-year veteran of the U.S. House, Rep. Don Young, is optimistic about the future of the state’s economy with expanded natural resource extraction.

Gravel pit group chips away at bond issues

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 12:39

One of the key controversies with gravel pits in the borough is who is responsible for cleaning them up after the digging, crushing and hauling are done.

Construction pauses for Memorial Day

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 10:39

Memorial Day travelers on the Kenai Peninsula won’t have to worry about construction traffic delays.

Elementary classes clean up, improve nearby trails

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 20:29

Almost as soon as they made it through the back gate at Tustumena Elementary School, Shonia Werner’s sixth-grade students were scampering down the trail in search of plants.

Soldotna narrows annexation options

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 10:02

The Soldotna City Council is refining controversial plans to expand the city limits as it prepares for a vote at its June 13 meeting whether to have staff draft an annexation petition for the Local Boundary Commission, the five-member state board that approves municipal boundary changes.