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

Soldotna council changes city code

The Soldotna City Council talked city codes at its Wednesday night meeting.Of the two ordinances up for public hearing, the council postponed one and adopted… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Valentine’s Day frenzy

For all those last minute shoppers, it is not too late to pick out a gift for your valentine.Kim Mariman, owner of Tammy’s Flowers and… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Weapon discharged in Kasilof, one in custody

Alaska State Troopers responded to a report Thursday morning that a weapon was discharged in Kasilof, which prompted a precautionary lockdown of a nearby school.… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

A 30K day in January for September

Many of the folks waving signs and dressed in pink in front of Stanley Ford and around the Peninsula on the first Saturday in February… Continue reading

“ROC the Kenai” founder Courtney Stroh gets standing ovation at Alaska Forum on the Environment

When a diverse group of Alaskans from all over the country gathered last week in Anchorage for the 16th Annual Alaska Forum on the Environment… Continue reading

Renewal Skin Care welcomes massage therapist Akcinia Kulikov

Looking for a unique Valentine or just a different kind of gift? Try a crazy wrap thing at the Renewal Skin Care Studio at the… Continue reading

Relay for Life prepares for new location

With commitments to finish the fight against cancer by continuing to fund research until the final nail is hammered into the cancer coffin, 30 some… Continue reading

Fish board debates jack kings

ANCHORAGE — Despite support from setnetters and at least three Cook Inlet seafood processors, a proposal to measure the length of commercially harvested king salmon… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

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