Panel: Don Young violated U.S. House ethics

JUNEAU — The House Ethics Committee has found that U.S. Rep. Don Young of Alaska violated House rules by using campaign funds for personal trips… Continue reading

  • Jun 20, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Drifters head into the season, setnets to remain dry

The Snug Harbor Seafoods receiving dock was bustling Thursday, though not with commercial drift gillnetters bringing in volumes of sockeye salmon from the season’s first… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2014
  • By By Rashah McChesney

Small dog, great deed: Maltese finds lost wallet

When Lady Bunny, a 7-month-old Maltese pup, brought home a wallet, Bonnie and Brad Gruening weren’t the only ones who were surprised — Rudy Vonda… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2014
  • By Melissa Griffiths

Kenai stands with veterans in support of memorial

After more than a year of internal debate about the cross symbol on the veteran’s memorial at Leif Hansen Memorial Park, the Kenai City Council… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Alaska defends same-sex marriage ban

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state denies its laws on marriage curb the constitutional rights of five same-sex couples suing over Alaska’s gay marriage ban.The… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Senators propose 12-cent gas tax increase

WASHINGTON — Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades,… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2014
  • By JOAN LOWY

Success with Sockeyes

Sockeye Fishing on the Russian river has yielded nothing but success for anglers since it’s opening one week ago, said Alaska Department of Fish and… Continue reading

For solitude and fishing, try area lakes

As the heat and eternal sunshine bring globe-trotting anglers to the Kenai Peninsula, it can become increasingly difficult to find a secluded spot to drop… Continue reading

Kenai council votes in support for veteran’s memorial

With a packed crowd of veteran supporters in attendance to emphasize their position, the Kenai City Council Wednesday voted 4-2 to show support for the… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Setting up shop: Kenai opens doors to new city facility

The City of Kenai will open its bay doors to the new city shop for the public to see this Saturday. The 18,000-square-foot maintenance facility… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

KPC student makes trip to China

After spending 10 days in the bustling, populous hubs of Beijing and Shanghai, Iris Fontana became an expert at communicating with her Mandarin-speaking hosts —… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Assembly lowers threshold for voters to change sales tax rate, postpones vote on by-mail elections

Discussion of voters and taxes dominated a nearly four-hour meeting Tuesday night.While the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly postponed its vote on an ordinance that would… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

No search for missing family Wednesday

For the first time since the hunt for the missing Kenai family of four began, no police-coordinated ground search took place Wednesday.After five days, the… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Heat lamp starts fire in chicken coop

A structure used as a chicken coop caught fire in Sterling Tuesday night after a heating lamp was knocked over, according to a Central Emergency… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Military identifies 17 killed in ’52 Alaska crash

ANCHORAGE — The remains of about a third of the service members who died when their military transport plane crashed into an Alaska mountain and… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2014
  • By Mark Thiessen

No search efforts for missing family Wednesday

For the first time since the hunt for the missing Kenai family of four began, no police-coordinated ground search took place Wednesday. After five days,… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Soldotna Friends of the Library present the City with a check for $21k

People support what they invest in and that feeling of ownership is certainly the case with the Friends of the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Soldotna… Continue reading

Pye’ Wackets moves magical place to historic location

A house originally built in 1952 by the Kenai River in Soldotna is the new location of Rondell’s “Magickal Place” known as Pye’ Wackets in… Continue reading

Little Munchkins get head start on school; parents get summer break

For Little Munchkin’s school starts June 30th at the new Little Munchkin Pre-School on K-Beach Rd. next to “The Bean” coffee stop. Karen Burger and… Continue reading

Wind, Rain & Sunny days! Kenai River Festival had it all

While the Kenai River Festival has always been a lot of fun, the purpose of the event since its inception in 1990 has been education… Continue reading