Man found dead after barn fire

Central Emergency Services firefighters found a dead man after putting out a fire in a barn on Olivia Street in Kenai.  Alaska State Troopers identified… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2014
  • By By Rashah McChesney

Southeast Alaska bat tests positive for rabies

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — State officials have confirmed rabies in a bat in southeast Alaska. The state health department said biologists on Prince of Wales… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2014
  • By Associated Press

Kenai cadets fly WWII-era plane

Sitting in the rear cockpit of a gleaming metallic Advance Trainer Aircraft Kenai Civil Air Patrol Cadet Lucas Cragg adjusted the white World War II… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

‘Swank’ shopping debuts in Soldotna

The incessant noise of the crowded Sterling Highway faded quickly in a gravel lot behind Pizza Boys and the Shops Around the Corner Saturday where… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Lodge owners consider proposed bed tax

Some say it’s time, others say it’s not the way to go.But it’s up to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly whether the voters will decide… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

King salmon restrictions affect sockeye management

The announcement of a catch-and-release fishery for Kenai River king salmon, a severe reduction in harvest opportunity for sport anglers — triggered an equally severe… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

[+Photo] Fishing in the dark

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  • Jul 17, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Lawmaker fined $14k for mismanaging campaign funds

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The minority leader of the Alaska House has agreed to a fine of $14,000 for mismanaging campaign funds.Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage,… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2014

11 dogs, 2 cats killed in Sterling fire

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Fire officials say 11 boxer puppies and two cats were killed in a residential fire in Sterling that apparently started while… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2014

Soldotna website to be overhauled

Soldotna is in the process of re-designing it’s city website, slated to launch this fall. The overhaul will result in a more dynamic, interactive online… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Three saved, dog lost as boat capsizes in Kenai River

A boat capsized on the Kenai River sending three people and a dog overboard Wednesday night.Nearby boats pulled all three people out of the water… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

2 injured in ATV crash

Two people were injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident shortly after midnight Thursday in Kenai.A man and woman riding an ATV crashed into a large… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Kenai River king salmon restricted to catch-and-release

After a slow start and declining return projections, the Kenai River king salmon fishery will move to catch-and-release fishing beginning Saturday through the season’s July… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Area management biologists juggle competing interests during 2014 season

A scenario that area management biologists were hoping to avoid is playing out between the Kenai king and Kasilof sockeye salmon fisheries this week as… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Sockeye still the fish to follow

As the fishing season heats progresses the Kenai Peninsula — sockeye salmon are still the species to target, but efforts have shifted from the Russian… Continue reading

Dipnetters talk favorite ways to prepare salmon

Salmon recipes range from hours-long preparation time to simple standbys with only a couple ingredients that at-home chefs have perfected over time to everything in… Continue reading

Wildlife troopers increase fishery enforcement

With thousands of dipnetters on the water in anticipation of the peak sockeye salmon runs on the Kenai River, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers have increased… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Pets lost in house fire

Several pets died in a house fire in Sterling Wednesday morning.Central Emergency Services responded to a residential fire at 10:35 a.m. on Barbara Street off… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Former Coast Guard chief tapped as Arctic diplomat

WASHINGTON — A retired Coast Guard admiral was named Wednesday as the first U.S. special representative for Arctic issues, overseeing American policy in the icy… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2014
  • By LARA JAKES

Kodiak museum prepares for archaeological dig

KODIAK (AP) — The Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak is preparing for its 17th annual community archaeology dig, where nonprofessionals can participate in real research at… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2014