Tourism industry expects record season

Get ready for another busy tourist season in the Kenai Peninsula.Projections for 2014 have called for another 2 percent increase with an estimated 500,000 Peninsula… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

With new development, housing market heating up

Increased oil and gas activity are driving the central Kenai Peninsula real estate market, according to local realtors.“Overall, we’re seeing an increase in productivity, we’re… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2014
  • By Molly Dischner

Energy industry projects expected to bring economic boom to area

In the fall of 2013 a wave of announcements for development in the Nikiski industrial area began making its way to shore.With Nikiski as the… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Kenai Peninsula economic outlook slowed, but steady

While job growth has risen steadily that past few years, a state economist predicts a slight decrease in job growth for the Kenai Peninsula in… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Support businesses see growth, need laborers

Alongside the increased oil and gas exploration and production in the Cook Inlet, support companies on the Kenai Peninsula have been growing, creating a strong… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Soldotna residents talk roundabouts with city officials

The City of Soldotna invited the public to an open house on Tuesday night to discuss road rehabilitation plans for Binkley Street. Questions and comments… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Former territorial governor dies at age 94

ANCHORAGE — A man who lobbied congressional members for Alaska statehood and served as one of the state’s last territorial governors has died.Mike Stepovich died… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2014
  • By Mark Thiessen

House education panel delves into vo-tech credits

JUNEAU — The House Education Committee on Friday took up funding aspects of an education bill by Gov. Sean Parnell that would allow vocational credits… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2014
  • By MIKE COPPOCK

State LNG take could be $3 billion

JUNEAU — State legislators are continuing their review of the state’s proposed deal with North Slope producers and TransCanada Corp. on a major natural gas… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2014
  • By TIM BRADNER Morris News Service-Alaska

Kenai boy dies after pool accident

A 6-year-old Kenai boy has died after an accident in a pool at an Anchorage hotel.Floyd Murphy, the son of Tim and Raelynne Murphy of… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2014

LIO schedule for Feb. 17-21

Monday 8:00 a.m.The House Education Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 278 Education: Funding / Tax Credits / Programs Discussion on Tax… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2014

The right combination of educators and technology produces quality graduates

While the newly opened Career and Technical Education Center at Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus provides students with state-of-the-art technology students learn to proficiently… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Peninsula snowmachine shops waiting for more snow

While a lack of snow this winter has put a damper on snowmachiners’ enthusiasm, local Kenai Peninsula sled dealers remain optimistic that business will return,… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Kenai Peninsula open for business

The overall theme from local mayors to oil and gas companies during a recent forum: the economic outlook on the Kenai Peninsula is strong and… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Soldotna works with community members to develop economy

While Soldotna has various, strong industries in its community — medical, education, retail, construction, recreation — City Manager Mark Dixson noticed the city lacked a… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Fish board gets to the point

King salmon will soon find it easier to slip a hook on the Kenai River. During the 14th and final day of the Alaska Board… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Board passes 44 proposals

The Alaska Board of Fisheries approved 44 of the 236 proposals on the table at its triennial Upper Cook Inlet finfish meeting, Jan. 31 to… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2014

Looking for answers

The Kenai Peninsula Borough has joined forces with other government agencies in the state examine potential impacts of the Alaska Pipeline Project.At its Tuesday meeting,… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI