Soldotna’s Summer Reading club ends with a “boom” and a “fizz”

On the trimmed, sun soaked lawn behind the Joyce K. Carver Soldotna Public Library on Tuesday afternoon Hayden Carr, 4, watched Linda McMilin explain the… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Thousands descend on Soldotna for annual Progress Days festivities

Silas Hamilton, 3, Gus Miller, 9, and Michael Greist Beltz, 7, clustered around a group of toy cars and with the single-minded determination of professionals,… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Young artist gets exposure at Fine Arts Center

For the month of July, the main gallery at the Kenai Fine Arts center is filled with 31 pieces of vibrant, acrylic covered canvases. The… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Owner gives details about Nikiski house fire

Valerie Campbell, 58, was doing homework at her Aleutian Court home in Nikiski when her generator backfired Wednesday night and set the house on fire.… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Wilcox retires after 25 years as Kenai Fire Marshal

In 1985 as a 21-year-old volunteer firefighter for Central Emergency Services, Eric Wilcox spent every waking moment listening to the radio ready to drop everything… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Owner gives details about Nikiski house fire

Valerie Campbell, 58, was doing homework at her Aleutian Court home in Nikiski when her generator backfired Wednesday night and set the house on fire.… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Kenai River king salmon fishing closed for the rest of the season

Alaska Department of Fish and Game managers announced a closure of the Kenai River king salmon fishery Thursday after continued low counts of returning fish… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Fed caps fine for not buying health insurance

MIAMI (AP) — Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don’t buy insurance this year at… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2014

Watch for flying objects in area parks

With his target in sight at a distance of about 230 feet, Anchorage resident Mike Miles pulled out his trusty red flying disc and let… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Fishing report: Still caught on sockeyes

While the strength of incoming schools fluctuates, sometimes hourly, sockeye salmon are still the best bet for anglers on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers. Sockeye… Continue reading

Assembly sends bed tax ordinance to voters, but could reconsider

With a 5-4 vote, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed an ordinance at its Tuesday meeting to ask voters on the Oct. 7 ballot if… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Therapy animals in the spotlight at CPH

With chocolate eyes Bandit, a 6-year-old border collie and blue heeler mix stared eagerly up at his owner, Lynn Whitmer, Wednesday in the lobby of… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Voters to advise on by-mail elections

Voters this Oct. 7 will have the opportunity to advise local public servants whether the Kenai Peninsula Borough should hold elections by mail.The borough assembly… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Judge rules setnet ban ballot initiative allowable

ANCHORAGE — Voters could to be asked to decide whether to ban setnets in certain parts of Alaska under a court decision made Wednesday.The Alaska… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2014
  • By Molly Dischner

Soldotna approves contracts, addresses concerns

The Soldotna City Council unanimously approved two contracts totaling $3.8 million for airport improvement projects at its Wednesday night meeting. City Manager Mark Dixson was… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Cakery to open in Kenai

When opening a new business, Summer Ferguson’s recipe for success combines dreams, ambition, hard work and talent.After a few years of making decorative cakes and… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

CPH honors volunteers and awards scholarships

It’s been said by those who volunteer for a variety of community service organizations that if you do a good job and work hard you’ll… Continue reading

“Guys & Dolls” opens to lucky lady reviews

The latest dinner show by the Triumvirate players, the Broadway smash “Guys & Dolls”, opened last weekend at the Triumvirate Theatre in Nikiski. Ten years… Continue reading

Canine Showtime for Kenai Kennel Club

The annual Kenai Kennel Club All Breed dog show at Skyview campus draws canines and their owners/trainers from all over Alaska and the lower 48.… Continue reading