Ben Boettger

Peninsula Job Center hosts career fair

The Peninsula Job Center Career Fair, held on Wednesday at Kenai’s Old Carrs Mall, gave job-seekers a chance to connect with potential employers. Fifty-six businesses… Continue reading

SoHi Drama addresses school violence

Director Terri Zopf-Schoessler is uncertain of how audiences will react when the curtain falls on “Bang Bang You’re Dead,” her latest production with the Soldotna… Continue reading

Enstar proceeds with pipeline

A directional drill rig is tunneling into the ground along Bridge Access road where it will run underneath the Kenai River and connect a portion… Continue reading

Central Peninsula Hospital performs drill

Editor's note: This story has been changed to correct the names of Captain Bill Keller and Central Peninsula Hospital external affairs manager Bruce Richards, and… Continue reading

Kenai manages money

Kenai managed its money this week, making several purchases and fund transfers. At its Wednesday meeting the Kenai City Council performed some funding actions unanimously,… Continue reading

Spinal medicine from the Kenai to Kenya

In the course of his medical career, spine surgeon Dr. Craig Humphreys of Kenai Spine Center performed aid work in India, Lithuania, and St. Lucia,… Continue reading

Kenai fire department acquires boat

A 25-foot long aluminum-hull boat is the Kenai Fire Department’s latest piece of equipment. On Monday the department took possession of a US Coast Guard… Continue reading

Living in the past

To some of its residents, the Kenai Peninsula is known as the Shire of Hrafnafjordr — or, in the English translation of the old Norse… Continue reading

Alaska Fire Services prepare for early season

Editor's Note: A previous version of this article contained a misspelling of Public Information Officer Tim Mowry's name. He represents the state's Division of Forestry.… Continue reading

Kenai’s proposal for south beach road being permitted by Army Corps of Engineers

The city of Kenai’s plans for a road providing access to the southern bank of the mouth of the Kenai river are currently being permitted… Continue reading

One-way road to change direction

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to reflect the current direction a driver must travel on the Petersen Way and Alaska Avenue one-way loop… Continue reading

Senator Peter Micciche holds town hall meeting in Soldotna

Senator Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, began his town hall meeting on Friday evening in Soldotna’s borough assembly chamber by speaking on Alaska’s reduced state budget. Micciche… Continue reading

Busy night for Kenai

Kenai’s field of flowers, a meadow located between Lawton Drive and the Kenai Spur Highway which the city seeded with wildflowers last year, will not… Continue reading

Three defend Alaska’s judicial selection process

When Alaska constitutional delegate Ralph Rivers spoke in 1956 on the duties of the Judicial Council empowered by the then-new state constitution for choosing members… Continue reading

In-stream flow reservation for Chuitna’s Middle Creek open to comment

Update: As of February 26, Alaska Department of Natural Resources has granted Cook Inletkeeper's request to extend the comment period to April 9 from the… Continue reading

Kenai reaps benefits of Cook Inlet boom

City leaders say Kenai has seen steady growth as Cook Inlet’s oil and gas industries expand. Speaking at the Kenai Peninsula’s Community Economic Forum in… Continue reading

State drastically cuts spending on capital projects

Alaska’s yearly capital projects budget distributes state funds, as well as federal funds received by the state for local projects, to Alaskan municipalities and boroughs.… Continue reading

Soldotna High School Drama Troupe presents Play On!

This weekend Soldotna High School English teacher Sarah Erfurth and a group of eleven students will present four showings of the hour-long comedy Play On!… Continue reading

Eastside Cook Inlet beaches closed to clamming

The Kenai Peninsula’s east side razor clam population has crashed, according to Fish and Game abundance data. The Sport Fish Division of the Alaska Department… Continue reading

Rallying for Key support

The local chapter of the Key Coalition, a group advocating on behalf of people seeking state aid for developmental disabilities, held its annual rally on… Continue reading