Ben Boettger

Gold mill in the works for eastern peninsula

Gold from old mining claims on the eastern Kenai Peninsula may have a new path to the market if a proposed gold extraction mill begins… Continue reading

Kenai funds comprehensive plan

The city of Kenai will put $44,300 toward the creation of its new comprehensive plan, including $15,000 to hire planing consultant Elizabeth Benson of Anchorage-based… Continue reading

Making Faces

Have an old boat or outbuilding? Gemma Amorelli may offer to paint it. Not with industrial or house paint, but with spray paint. “I had… Continue reading

Reading images: Icons convey spiritual message

Father Mark Dean traveled from Illinois to serve for two weeks as a guest priest at Soldotna’s Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic church. On… Continue reading

Kenai bowling alley open for prospective lease or purchase

The former Alaskalanes bowling alley and Kenai property on which it stands are up for lease or purchase from its owner, the city of Kenai.… Continue reading

All dolled up

Clara Cozzini sews a quilt for a doll with help from librarian Ryanna Thurman at a meeting of the “All Dolled Up” club on Saturday… Continue reading

Alaska LNG Project holds steady

Local representatives of the Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project said that although their leaders have spoken of possible delays, employees of the project remain… Continue reading

Kenai to record all meetings related to comprehensive plan revision

When Kenai city government groups discuss their upcoming comprehensive plan revisions, audio recordings of their meetings will be accessible on the city website for two… Continue reading

Kenai to vote on creating new airport zone, Spur Highway commercial property

A plan by Kenai city administration would create a new zoning designation for the Kenai airport and shift some land along the Kenai Spur Highway… Continue reading

CPH, Moda Health plan for coordinated care

Central Peninsula Hospital and insurance company Moda Health are developing an alternate health care model meant to change the way care is provided and paid… Continue reading

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies offers programs

Among other things, Melanie Dufour’s listeners at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday learned a little about sea stars. “There aren’t any starfish,” Dufour… Continue reading

Tracing roots: Genealogy event held at Soldotna church

In the mid-1800s, Albertine Joan Garner’s great-great-grandfather deserted from the French military, married a can-can dancer — Garner’s great-grandmother — and sailed to a new life… Continue reading

Kenai shop students make city sign

When summer comes, Kenai will have large metal letters spelling out the town’s name next to the bluff-top gazebo near the Kenai Senior Citizens Center.… Continue reading

Pair of Soldotna library projects bring artists to the public, and vice versa

Collections of prints by ten local artists, ranging from miniature watercolors to urban street photography, are on display at the Soldotna Public Library. You’ll find… Continue reading

One giant leap: Lunar material comes to Kenai

On Thursday Kenai Peninsula residents met the farthest-traveling visitors to Kenai in the town’s history. These weren’t tourists, but a set of six lunar mineral… Continue reading

Local health providers deal with national trends

Alaska health care payment trends are contrary to national trends, according to Central Peninsula Hospital CEO Rick Davis. A pair of presentations from health care… Continue reading

CINGSA appeals Regulatory Commission decision

Editor's note: this story has been changed to remove an incorrect citation of Alaska State Code and to correct inaccurate information about the division of… Continue reading

Native Youth games provide social and physical skills

Youth teams from as far as Wasilla and Chickaloon gathered to compete in three days of traditional Alaskan Native games at the Native Youth Olympics… Continue reading