House chairman: $3.7B border request ‘too much’

WASHINGTON — A key Republican said Friday that President Barack Obama’s multibillion-dollar emergency request for the border is too big to get through the House,… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2014
  • By ERICA WERNER

Kenai looks to align e-cigarettes with smoking regulations

Steven Mapes used to smoke three packs of cigarettes a day. But, he hasn’t had one since he switched to vaporized nicotine about a year… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

State to share cost in North Pole water contamination fix

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska is agreeing to share the preliminary costs to explore a water-system expansion in North Pole, where a… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2014

Strong, early sockeye returns highlight salmon season

The Bristol Bay sockeye run continues to exceed expectations. Prior to the season, the Alaska Department Fish and Game forecast was for a sockeye run… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2014
  • By ELWOOD BREHMER

Photo: Fish on!

Monet Barbee talks to Joe Henn who is filleting her first fish of the season. The two came from Wasilla and caught four Red salmon… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Soldotna’s airport continues to expand

After strong years of expansion, rehabilitation and construction projects the Soldotna is planning to devise a new list of improvements for its airport. This summer,… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Borough threatened with lawsuit due to K-Beach Flood

An Anchorage-based attorney sent a letter dated June 27 on behalf of his Kalifornsky Beach Road area client threatening a lawsuit if the Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Family holding out hope as search continues

Lanell Adams misses her best friend. She misses making funny faces with her two nieces when they talked via Skype and would do anything to… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

State wants mediation over Medicaid billing system

JUNEAU — The state of Alaska has requested mediation over what it considers a failure by the vendor Xerox Corp. to address problems with Alaska’s… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Alaska lawmakers approve $500K furniture budget

ANCHORAGE (AP) — An Alaska state House-Senate committee has approved a $500,000 budget for new furniture at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office that is being… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2014
  • By Associated Press

Kenai’s personal use dip-net fishery officially open

Since the opening of the Kenai River king salmon fishery eight days ago, fishing has been consistently slow, said assistant area management biologist for the… Continue reading

Get your dipnet in the water

With the opening of the Kenai River personal-use fishery today, for the next three weeks thousands of Alaskans armed with dipnets will be looking to… Continue reading

Exploration work to resume at Cosmopolitan prospect

A drill rig will likely be starting work again later this year near Anchor Point. BlueCrest Energy Inc. plans to begin drilling later this year… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2014
  • By Tim Bradner

Trickling in: Wednesday’s gillnet opening wet, slow

The raindrops and red salmon were intermittent Wednesday as setnetters on the east side of the Cook Inlet fished a 12-hour opener — the first… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Gov. names members of gasline advisory board

Gov. Sean Parnell named the members of the Municipal Advisory Gas Project Review Board this week.Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre will serve on the… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Board member takes issue with Sullivan endorsement

JUNEAU — A board member for the Arctic Slope Regional Corp. has taken issue with the organization’s endorsement of Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan.Eugene… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Soldotna to receive millions in grant money

In a short meeting Wednesday the Soldotna City Council will be accepting millions of dollars in appropriations from federal and state grant money for community… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

No resuscitations necessary after Peninsula’s 1st Mouth to Mouth

Celebrating clean water, healthy salmon, and healthy people, 67 runners and bikers (and a few of their canine friends) from Anchorage to Soldotna to Homer… Continue reading

Beautiful new Flats Bistro welcomes you for lunch and dinner

The Flats Bistro has rapidly become a popular local dining destination since they opened the doors of their beautiful new restaurant on K-Beach Rd less… Continue reading

Charis Place welcomes new administrator at open house

The new Charis Place assisted living complex in Kenai held its second open house June 26th for folks to meet the facilities new administrator JoAnn… Continue reading