Assembly considers nonprofits

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly heard from two nonprofits at its Tuesday night meeting.First Linda Swarner, executive director with the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, presented… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Lawmakers: Large-scale mining can be done right

JUNEAU — Several state lawmakers — including the Senate president and House speaker — have told the owner of the proposed Pebble Mine that they… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Soldotna changes city code

Soldotna City Council talked city codes at its Wednesday night meeting. The council postponed one of the ordinances and adopted the other. An ordinance prohibiting… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2014
  • By Staff Report

Kenai boy remains on life support after swim accident

Editor's note: This story has been updated. As of Wednesday afternoon, Floyd Murphy's official status provided by Providence Hospital remains "critical." A 6-year-old Kenai boy… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Board leaves dipnetters alone

After nearly a full day of board deliberations on 25 proposed regulatory changes, the Cook Inlet’s personal-use fishery remains largely unchanged in the midst of… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Developers make moves on “Y,” shops look to relocate

A California-based development company is making progress with its plans to transform the Soldotna “Y” with new buildings to house a Walgreens as well as… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Assembly considers nonprofits

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly heard from two nonprofits at its Tuesday night meeting. First Linda Swarner, executive director with the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank,… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2014
  • By Staff Report

LIO schedule for Feb. 12

Wednesday 8:00 a.m.The House Education Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 210 Student Restraint, Seclusion, Psychiatric Drugs and HB 220 Repeal Secondary… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2014

BOF changes commercial drift fishing in Cook Inlet

On Monday, the Alaska Board of Fisheries approved several changes to the Central District Drift Gillnet Fishery Management Plan outlined in a proposal submitted by… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Photo: All together now

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