Bill toughens punishment for burning violations

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 21:30

Anyone charged with a crime related to setting fires will likely have tougher punishments to face in the future.

Beginning a new chapter: Kenai River Campus graduates take home diplomas

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 19:08

There were nerves and smiles, a few tears, some bedazzled caps and a lot of relief in the moments before Kenai Peninsula College’s 2018 River Campus graduates took their seats.

Kids release rainbow trout at annual fish celebration

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:20

Students released rainbow trout into Johnson Lake during the 18th Annual Kenai Peninsula Salmon Celebration in Kasilof. Approximately 950 borough students released 5,000 fish into the lake as part of an Alaska Department of Fish and Game restocking effort.

Nikiski man to serve four years for illegally owning firearms

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:19

A former Nikiski man who posed as a state trooper last year will serve nearly four years in federal prison for illegally possessing firearms as a convicted felon.

North road extension environmental permitting finished

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:19

The Kenai Peninsula Borough’s plan to extend the Kenai Spur Highway north of Nikiski received its last piece of environmental permitting when Federal Highway Administration officials signed a finding of no significant environmental impact on Wednesday.

Sponsor to pull alcohol bill if brewery serving size cuts stay

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 22:13

The sponsor of a bill revising state alcohol laws will quash the legislation if a recently introduced amendment lowering the amount of alcohol breweries and distilleries are allowed to sell onsite stays.

Snapper, long-time SeaLife Center resident, passes away

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 20:28

He was a painter and father, who dedicated his life to aquatic research and provided valuable opportunities for scientists and visitors to better understand marine mammals.

Man accused of wielding axe at woman

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 21:39

Man charged with stealing library laptop

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 21:38

A man in jail for parole violations was charged Saturday with stealing a laptop from the Kenai library in April.

Bill would hike fees for city, borough cars

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 20:51

Part of a bill introduced late in the legislative session would hike the price that municipalities pay for their license plates.