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Kenai Central High School will host a Mass Choir festival, with high school choirs from across the Kenai Peninsula, Tuesday at 6 p.m.… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2014

Budget officials grilled on 10-year plan

JUNEAU — Members of the House Finance Committee grilled state budget officials Monday on how realistic their 10-year budget plan is.The plan drafted by Gov.… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Assembly to consider federal priorities list

Topping the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s federal priorities list for fiscal year 2015 are environmental concerns that, without action, could affect the local economy. The top… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Former school nurse pleads guilty to tampering

A former Soldotna school nurse pleaded guilty to a charge of tampering with public records Monday afternoon at the Kenai Courthouse after allegations that she… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Oil taxes debated on Senate floor

JUNEAU — The floor of the Alaska Senate broke into an impromptu debate over oil taxes Monday.Sen. Cathy Giessel sparked the discussion in a special… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Fishing for a change

Editor's note: This article was corrected to reflect the net length allowed to Cook Inlet setnetters.  ANCHORAGE — Change is hard. The evolution of commercial… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Kenai boy in ICU after swim accident

A 6-year-old Kenai boy remains in an Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital in Anchorage after a swimming accident at a hotel pool Friday night.… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Schools briefs

School board to meet The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley… Continue reading

Changes in the works for Kachemak reserve

HOMER — Although Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials have been exploring a new state partner for the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve,… Continue reading

Kenai Fire Chief Tilly retires

After 23 years serving the City of Kenai, Fire Chief Mike Tilly hung his hat up for the last time Friday.The Kenai Fire Department celebrated… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Saving cash, better communication top DOT aviation priorities

In-step with Gov. Sean Parnell’s message of fiscal restraint, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Deputy Commissioner John Binder said the Statewide Aviation division is… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2014
  • By ELWOOD BREHMER

Full steam ahead

Three students colored paper wings and bird bodies, cut out the pieces and glued them together creating camouflage, multi-color and brown paper Arctic Terns, which… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Fish board debates permit stacking

Update: The Board of Fisheries convened Sunday at 8 a.m. and voted to approve a board generated proposal to restrict stacked setnet permit operations.  The… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Blumer: LNG project would boost Alaska job market

Alaska’s proposed liquefied natural gas line project would add between 9,000 and 15,000 jobs to the state market, said Dianne Blumer, state Department of Labor… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2014
  • By KATIE MORITZ Morris News Service-Alaska

Proposed amendment stirs debate

A ballot measure calling for a constitutional amendment to allow public funds to go to private schools has been a hotly contested issue in the… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Governor says he’s not threatening Ketchikan

JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell said Friday that he wasn’t threatening the Ketchikan Gateway Borough when he said its lawsuit against the state over school… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Flint Hills closure puts fuel market in flux

Flint Hills Resources will cease refining operations at its North Pole refinery near Fairbanks this spring, the company announced Feb. 4 in a press release.The… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2014
  • By TIM BRADNER Morris News Service-Alaska

LIO Schedule for Feb. 10-14

Monday 8:00 a.m.The House Education Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 291 Stipend for Boarding Schools. Testimony will be taken.Monday 3:15 p.m.The… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2014

HEA responding to outages

Homer Electric Association crews are responding to numerous power outages across the Kenai Peninsula this morning as the area experiences high winds. According to updates… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2014
  • By Staff Report

More protection for early run kings

The Alaska Board of Fisheries passed three measures Thursday, each restricting sportfishing on the Kenai River with the aim of conserving the early run of… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney