Sterling Highway reroute to alter trails, recreation sites

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 10:29

The quarter-billion-dollar project to reroute about a dozen miles of the Sterling Highway up the hillside and away from the Kenai River and Cooper Landing will include changes to two nearby trails and improvements for the popular recreation area.

Warm weather kickstarts growing season on peninsula

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 09:30

It’s been a long, chilly spring for gardeners in the central Kenai Peninsula, but growing season is finally opening up.

Salmon runs lackluster so far across Gulf of Alaska

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 23:26

It’s not a great summer to be a salmon fisherman in Southcentral Alaska so far.

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.