The northern horde descends

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 22:02

My wife and I never travel on Memorial Day weekend for three reasons. The first being that we would be heading into a mass of auto missiles heading south. Not cool. The best way to avoid an incoming barrage is not to charge into it in the first place.

Design to start on Cooper Landing bypass

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 10:34

Design is set to start on a new stretch of the Sterling Highway around Cooper Landing after the state and federal agencies in charge of the bypass — formally known as the Sterling Highway Milepost 45-60 project — signed a record of decision Friday, officially choosing the Juneau Creek alternative that would run through the hills above Cooper Landing.

Criminal justice reform comes home: New pretrial enforcement office opens in Kenai

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:59

A new system for assessing and monitoring criminal defendants before they go to trial is opening an office in Kenai.

Kenai raises airport fees

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 13:07

The two scheduled airlines that operate from the city-owned Kenai Muncipal Airport will pay more toward its operating costs with the government’s planned increase in terminal rents and landing fees.

Firefighters save East End Road homes from wildfire

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 21:45

An alert neighbor and a quick response from firefighters at about 6 p.m. Sunday saved two East End Road houses from being destroyed by a wind driven wildfire.

Few kings to be seen in peninsula rivers, sockeye start surfacing

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 21:32

The weather on the lower Kenai Peninsula streams couldn’t have been more perfect this weekend, but many visitors hung closer to the grills and RVs than to the water.

Borough budget could bring cuts, increase for nondepartmentals

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 10:26

Next Tuesday night’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting could bring cuts or increases to the borough’s three economic development programs.

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.