Ben Boettger

Spur Highway reroute will need Kenai Peninsula Borough approval

When the Alaska LNG project moves the Kenai Spur Highway to accommodate the footprint of the liquefaction and export terminal it plans to build near… Continue reading

Rarefied Light photography exhibit showing at Kenai Fine Arts Center

Alaska is infested with photographers — for good reason, according to Kenai Peninsula College art professor Cam Choy. “Obviously the state lends itself to the… Continue reading

HEA rates to increase Feb. 1

Rates paid by Homer Electric Association users will rise by 3.25 percent beginning Feb. 1. The Alaska Regulatory Commission, which permits rates charged by public… Continue reading

Millennium Square plans developed by Kenai subcommittee

Development plans for the bluff-top lot east of the Kenai Senior Center may be closer to reality than they’ve been since the Kenai City Council… Continue reading

Kenai revives 2013 comprehensive plan

The Kenai Comprehensive Plan that voters rejected in a 2013 ballot proposal will be used as the draft for an upcoming comprehensive plan revision. After… Continue reading

Kenai Watershed Forum serves roast of Ruffner

Robert Ruffner finally reached a board of fish on Saturday. After being nominated to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Board of Fisheries in… Continue reading

Emotional support horse permitted in Kenai

Kenai resident Kim Garrettson will be allowed to keep Major, a horse that serves as an emotional support animal for her autistic daughter, Cristal Barton,… Continue reading

Kenai wastewater plant may get an unlikely million

Despite the scanty state spending expected in 2016, this year’s state capital budget may provide funding for long-deferred upgrades to Kenai’s wastewater treatment plant. Built… Continue reading

Birdsong returns after Card Street Fire

This article has been changed to correct the species of a bird and to identify the US Fish and Wildlife Service as the agency Mariah… Continue reading

Protest of alleged spice sales organized

On Sunday afternoon demonstrators bearing signs with slogans such as “morals before money” and “no poison for profit” will gather in front of Tobacco Distress,… Continue reading

With her studio all grown up, Vergine says goodbye

A local dance instructor is stepping down after almost 30 years teaching dancers in Soldotna. Vergine (pronounced “Vair-geen-ay”) had her studio in an empty storefront… Continue reading

Wildwood inmates see acts of kindness, charity on holiday

For the 200 or so people living in Kenai’s Wildwood Correctional Complex, the Christmas season began with visits from community groups and ended with dinner… Continue reading

O little town of Bethlehem

Members of College Heights Baptist Church tried to bring a bit of first-century Judea to 21st century Soldotna when it opened its recreation of Biblical… Continue reading

Woman missing in Kenai

Kenai police are searching for 34-year-old Iva “Mitzi” Berninger, a Kenai resident reported missing by a neighbor from her Gill Street apartment, where she was… Continue reading

Kenai considers therapy horse in city

On Tuesday Kenai city council members heard the case for allowing a horse on a Kenai lot in exception to zoning code for an autistic… Continue reading

Pilot receives Wright Brothers award

Pilot and mechanic David Cochran has spent the majority of his long life in aviation. On Friday Cochran was awarded the Wright Brothers Master Pilot… Continue reading

Kenai gets stricter junk car code

To avoid being defined as junk, vehicles in Kenai now need to meet conditions including having registration within the past six months. Although the Kenai… Continue reading

Disabled Kenai resident, neighbors, city fight over horse kept in neighborhood yard

Editor's note: This story has been changed to state that the Disability Law Center of Alaska will represent Garretson in her Dec. 8 appeal to… Continue reading

CINGSA to sell its newly discovered gas

Editor's note: this story has been changed to correct imprecise wording. On Friday, the Regulatory Commission of Alaska ruled that Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage… Continue reading

Santa, reindeers stop off in Soldotna

Soldotna got jolly this Saturday with not one, but two visits from Santa Claus — one in the afternoon outside of First Alaska Insurance, where… Continue reading