Shop Talk: Cooper’s Wounded Bear Farm and Kennels

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 22:40

Kacey Cooper has always worked with dogs, so opening her own dog kennel was a natural fit.

Native Pride Dancers return to Kenai to perform

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 22:40

The Native Pride Arts Dance Company is returning to Kenai tomorrow for the second time. The Native Pride Dancers visited in January and performed in conjunction with the local Native Youth Olympics.

Retired judge: Judge candidates on ballots have been vetted

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 21:41

Do your homework before voting no — that was the message a former judge gave members of the business community during a presentation Wednesday.

Nikiski man allegedly shoots, castrates neighbor’s dog

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 15:55

A Nikiski man was charged with animal cruelty for allegedly killing and mutilating his neighbor’s dog.

Paws and circumstance: Dogs graduate off-leash training

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 11:18

They didn’t throw their caps into the air — in fact, a few wiggled out of them — and instead of walking a podium to get their diplomas, the graduates sat. Or rather, stayed.

Soldotna women accused of charging thousands on stolen credit cards arrested for forgery, theft in separate case

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 12:45

Three Soldotna women are facing 153 criminal counts for allegedly stealing credit cards, forging and stealing checks and illegally opening mail earlier this year.

Food on the go: Trucks help local chefs make restaurants a reality

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 11:51

The peninsula food scene Joe Spady grew up with is much different than the food scene in the area now. The 30-year-old, who opened Joe’s Meatball Shoppe in Soldotna earlier this summer, said he’s seeing more local food, different kinds of food and an increase in the number of food trucks in his hometown.

State rebrands in an effort to recruit more troopers

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 09:15

Alaska needs more troopers, and public safety officials are ramping up efforts to fill the positions.

Election in District O, District 29 too close to call

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 11:40

Though the primary polls are closed, some of the races are too close to call until every last vote has been counted.

Industry rep: Demand for oil and gas still strong, despite production decline

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 23:28

Wednesday’s joint Chamber Luncheon hosted CEO and president of Alaska Oil and Gas Association Kara Moriarty, who offered an update on the industry.