CES, Anchor Point ask state for funds for new fire stations

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 22:10

The peninsula’s busiest emergency services department is looking to relocate its main fire station.

A day of services, caring and support

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 15:55
Community comes together for Project Homeless Connect

It was a spa day. A day to get a help at a clinic. A day to enjoy food and music. And a day to reach out and make new friends.

River users question turbidity finding on Kenai

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 15:40

Kenai River users are raising questions about the validity of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s report finding that the river is too muddy during July.

Powerful undersea quake shakes Alaska

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 21:39

A night that began with a dramatic 7.9 magnitude earthquake and the threat of region-wide tsunamis ended quietly for the Kenai Peninsula — with coastal residents returning from shelters unscathed and infrastructure largely undamaged by what could have been a devastating natural disaster.

Earthquake causes small refinery spill

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 11:44

While so far few damages have been reported from Tuesday’s 7.9 magnitude quake, a Nikiski refinery reported a small oil spill at one of its outdoor tanks.

8.2 earthquake south of Kodiak shakes Kenai Peninsula

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 03:04

An 8.2 magnitude earthquake occurred about 175 miles miles southeast of the city of Kodiak at about 12:32 a.m Tuesday morning, the U.S Geological Service reported. The U.S Weather Service issued a tsunami warning afterwards, which advising people in coastal areas to move to higher ground. The warning went into effect at 2:50 a.m in Homer and 1:55 a.m in Seward, with no listed start time for Kenai.

Invocation lawsuit progresses toward oral argument

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 10:32

A year after a lawsuit was first filed against the Kenai Peninsula Borough over the assembly’s invocation policy, the court is set to hear the two sides’ final arguments.

Teacher of the year nominations close Feb. 1

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 23:18

Nominations for the BP Teachers of Excellence are drawing to a close at the end of January.

CIAA director looks back at career

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 20:07

Out in the Alaska wilds, it’s easy to miss the subtler goings on: a wolverine passing through the underbrush, the sound of a bear snuffling at the edge of a creek filled with salmon. After years of visiting Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association’s remote sites, though, Gary Fandrei knows what to look for.

Ready, set, skid

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 20:13

Exhaust plumes toward the sky and engines rev, clattering against the icebound trees and windblown snow around the frozen lake. Drivers in refitted older cars, wrapped in protective bumpers, navigate out onto an icy track atop the lake and take a warmup lap as the flaggers get ready.