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Kenai Performers ask city for land

Editor's Note: Edited to correct the title of city manager Rick Koch, which was incorrectly given as "city planner." The non-profit Kenai Performers theater group… Continue reading

Youth of the Year award chosen

Annika Oren’s family moved to Kenai from Fairbanks when she was in elementary school. Soon after arriving, Oren’s mother signed her up for the Kenai… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Borough Schools use positive behavior intervention strategies

Editor's Note: this story has been edited to correct a typo and two names: Teri Diamond, whose name was orginally given as "Terri," and Christine… Continue reading

School salmon program moves onto the ice

Students from around the central Kenai Peninsula school district took field trips on Wednesday for an opportunity to practice ice fishing on the frozen surface… Continue reading

Farmers market roundtable provides networking and education

Alaska not only presents farmers with different growing conditions than the Lower 48, but different market conditions as well. A workshop held on Wednesday at… Continue reading

Kenai discusses rescue boat, virtual city council

The Feb. 4 meeting of the Kenai City Council began with renditions of the national anthem and “America the Beautiful” by the Kenai Central High… Continue reading

Animal shelter data presented at city council meeting

Kenai city manager Rick Koch and chief animal control officer Cora Chambers presented data about the city’s animal shelter to the council and members of… Continue reading

Kenai Wildlife Refuge delays visitor center opening for LEED certification

The new visitor center building that the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has been constructing since last year at its Ski Hill Road headquarters in Soldotna… Continue reading

Governor’s amended capital budget reduces Kenai peninsula funding

The $444.3 million reduction in unrestricted general fund spending in the amended budget proposal that Governor Bill Walker released on Thursday could make a large… Continue reading

Enstar begins pipeline work

Enstar Natural Gas company has begun work on a gas transport pipeline alongside Bridge Access Road in Kenai. According to Enstar communications manager Lindsay Hobson,… Continue reading

Kenai holds its first Strongman competition

Editor's note: This article has been corrected to add information about Sarah Belle, she is from Wasilla.  Kenai’s National Guard Armory hosted the first Kenai… Continue reading

Animals to receive microchips at Kenai animal shelter

Employees at the Kenai Animal Shelter are preparing for a new policy requiring that identifying microchips be implanted in all animals adopted from the shelter.… Continue reading

Homeless Connect held at Soldotna Sports Center

The fourth annual Homeless Connect Event will be held Thursday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. The event is produced by a coalition of local… Continue reading

Same place, whole new view

Shortly before leaving her hometown of Soldotna for an extended college study trip to New Zealand, Kaitlin Vadla injured her knee.“I couldn’t do anything outside… Continue reading

Monopoly winner uses dollars and sense

From the 52 children who came to the Soldotna Sports Centers on Saturday to participate in this year’s Winter Games Monopoly tournament, Briley Morton emerged… Continue reading

Kenai considers ending library commission

After the success of the Kenai Public Library’s 2011 expansion project, during which the library moved into the building it currently occupies, the seven members… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula volunteers find Anchorage woman’s lost dog

Francy Bennett was traveling from her home in Anchorage to an appointment in Homer when her dog Didley ran away in the Soldotna Fred Meyers… Continue reading

Kenai city council plans for 2015

Editor's note: This story has been changed to correct the name of council member Henry Knackstedt, who was originally named incorrectly as Harry Knackstedt.  … Continue reading

Kenai considers animals, wooden and real

Animals, real and figurative, were a recent concern in Kenai. The city will install a series of animal sculptures in its municipal park and continue… Continue reading

Local politicians speak at Industry Outlook Forum

Speeches from regional politicians opened and closed the 14th annual Kenai Peninsula Industry Outlook forum, held this week in Kenai’s Old Carrs Mall. The forum’s… Continue reading