A memorable Memorial Day

As over 700 firefighters put themselves in harm’s way to stay off one of the largest wild fires on the Kenai Peninsula in recent history,… Continue reading

Buccaneer files for bankruptcy

Buccaneer Energy, an independent Cook Inlet explorer with high hopes but skimpy resources, saw those hopes come crashing down May 31. The company filed for… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2014
  • By Tim Bradner

[+Photo] Freestyling

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  • Jun 3, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Active Alaskan volcano has low-level eruption

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Volcano Observatory spokesmen say a low-level eruption of a volcano about 625 miles southwest of Anchorage is escalating, with pilots… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2014

Firsts for the Kenai River Festival

It will be a year of firsts for the 2014 Kenai River Festival, June 6-8, between the trees at Centennial Park in Soldotna. Centennial Park… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Schoolhouse rent

Rent is a common expense for tenants and businesses. Soon some local schools could also be budgeting for it.At a Monday afternoon workshop, the Kenai… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

August primary ballot set

Now that the deadline to file for state office passed Monday, 11 Kenai Peninsula residents will be on the August primary ballot.Kenai Peninsula Borough Assemblyman… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Sebold to be keynote speaker at writers’ conference

Crack open the cover of any of the three books written by Alice Sebold, the keynote speaker of this year’s Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, and… Continue reading

Obama orders pollution cuts – but timing uncertain

WASHINGTON — Taking aim at global warming, President Barack Obama introduced a politically charged plan Monday to order big and lasting cuts in the pollution… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2014
  • By DINA CAPPIELLOand JOSH LEDERMAN

Waiting game

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is in the process of revising its budget due to state-level changes in funding. But more pieces of the… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Human remains found by firefighters in Sterling

Fire crews working the Funny River Horse Trail wildfire found human remains near Sterling Sunday. Alaska State Troopers said the remains appeared to have been… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Grateful community serves firefighters

With her clothes dirty and soot on her face from another long day on the fire line, Erin Kimsey, a member of the Wolf Creek… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Human remains found by firefighters in Sterling

Fire crews working the Funny River Horse Trail wildfire found human remains near Sterling Sunday. Alaska State Troopers said the remains appeared to have been… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

[Photo] Kenai Fair

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  • Jun 1, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Candidates answer questions on Super PACS

JUNEAU, Alaska — This year’s U.S. Senate race in Alaska is the first major race here in the super PAC era. Independent expenditure groups, which… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Active Alaskan volcano has low-level eruption

ANCHORAGE — Authorities at the Alaska Volcano Observatory say elevated surface temperatures suggest the Pavlof Volcano is having a low-level eruption with lava at the… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2014

Fire more than half contained, some hot spots still visible

Wet conditions continued Sunday as fire crews working on the Funny River Horse Trail wildfire continued to work on containing the controlled edges of the… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Supply personnel keep firefighters fit to fight Funny River wildfire

On a cool, wet morning at a temporary open-air warehouse in Soldotna, Tom Vangs directs warehouseman Scott Johnson as the two stack firehose onto a… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Kenai launches new city website

Internet surfers interested in doing business in the City of Kenai or visitors interested in life at the mouth of the Kenai River have a… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Funny River wildfire holds at 193,000 acres, burn ban lifted

As cool, damp conditions continued on the Kenai Peninsula, firefighters continued to make inroads on containing the Funny River Horse Trail wildfire. Despite improving conditions… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney