Kenai Spur accident sends 3 to hospital

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 20:21

A two-car accident on the Kenai Spur Highway on Sunday morning sent three people to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Hiker, stopped by snow in Resurrection Pass, rescued by troopers

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 20:21

A Soldotna man was rescued from the Resurrection Pass Trail on Sunday after encountering too much snow to continue.

Salmon fellows program includes 4 with peninsula connections

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 22:28

As beloved as salmon are across Alaska, they’re also the focus of tense disagreements. The Alaska Humanities Forum is convening a group of people to find ways to make those conversations more constructive.

A Keen Eye for detail: Birders turn out to take annual tally

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 22:27

By Erin Thompson

$175K Andeavor grant to fund STEM programs at school district

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 22:18

The races between the robotic cars in the hallways of Skyview Middle School on Thursday afternoon weren’t the cheering kind — after all, the kids racing the cars knew more or less exactly what they’d do. They’d built and programmed the cars, after all.

Assembly still torn on how to plug budget shortfall

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:34

With one meeting left before they have to approve the fiscal year 2019 budget, the members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly have yet to agree on a unified fix to the deficit.

Watch out for moose

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:35

Spruce beetles to emerge soon

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:12

This year’s new generation of eager young spruce bark beetles may soon be emerging from the bark of local trees where they’ve spent the winter maturing and feeding. Homeowners looking to protect a prized spruce can spray the trunks of their trees with preventative insecticides, but they should do so soon.

Valdez judge, assistant attorney general nominated for Superior Court

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:34

The field of potential replacements for retiring Kenai Superior Court Judge Anna M. Moran was winnowed to two Wednesday.

Pioneer Potluck: About getting ready for visitors

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 09:46

Our summer visitors from the “Lower 48” get a peek at our home-style Alaskan living. We are always glad to see and greet them as they step out of their car-RV or out of our car after we gather them up at the Kenai Airport.