Report: Poor management led to Shell grounding

ANCHORAGE — Poor risk assessment and management were among factors that led to the grounding of a Shell oil drilling rig in the Gulf of… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2014
  • By Rachel D'oro

Homer man kills himself with trooper’s gun

Alaska State Troopers said a Homer man fatally shot himself with a trooper’s handgun after a struggle following a domestic violence assault call Wednesday night.… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Llamas spend time in the sun at Diamond M Ranch on Kalifornsky Beach Road Tuesday. Forecasters are calling for a few clouds to move into the area in the next few days.

Photo: Dining alfresco

Llamas spend time in the sun at Diamond M Ranch on Kalifornsky Beach Road Tuesday. Forecasters are calling for a few clouds to move into… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Llamas spend time in the sun at Diamond M Ranch on Kalifornsky Beach Road Tuesday. Forecasters are calling for a few clouds to move into the area in the next few days.

Board of Fisheries to hear Cook Inlet setnet emergency petition

With about a day’s notice, the Alaska Board of Fisheries has scheduled a meeting to discuss an emergency petition filed by an organization representing commercial… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Governor announces Board of Fisheries, Game appointees

Five incumbent members of Alaska’s Board of Fisheries and Board of Game have been reappointed by Gov. Sean Parnell — though the announcement came a… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Assembly debates compensation at length

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly discussed changes to its budget and considered changes to members’ compensation at its Tuesday meeting.While an ordinance sponsored by assembly… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Gunman kills 3, wounds 16 at Fort Hood

FORT HOOD, Texas — A soldier opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2014
  • By PAUL J. WEBER

Official: 1 dead, 14 injured in Fort Hood shooting

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A senior U.S. defense official says one person is dead and 14 wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood. The… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2014
  • By Will Weissert

Soldotna man faces domestic assault charges

Editor's note: This story has been edited to remove the names of the assault victims.  A Soldotna man facing domestic violence charges returned to court… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Happy trails

A group of parents, teachers, administrators and representatives from local organizations are working to enhance the trail system at the Kaleidoscope School of Arts and… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Laone Benton sits beside the shattered window that was broken in attempt to steal money from the store she owns, Tuesday, April 1, At Laone's Kenai River Purse.

Peninsula Center Mall burglarized

Three businesses inside the Peninsula Center Mall were burglarized overnight in Soldotna.Soldotna police received a call from a mall employee who reported the break in… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Laone Benton sits beside the shattered window that was broken in attempt to steal money from the store she owns, Tuesday, April 1, At Laone's Kenai River Purse.

Kitchen fire in Soldotna apartment extinguished

Central Emergency Services extinguished a kitchen fire minutes after the call came from a Soldotna apartment complex Monday evening.CES responded to a 911 call from… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Panel proposes more school money, pension option

JUNEAU — A House committee’s rewrite of Gov. Sean Parnell’s education bill includes additional money for schools but also a plan for addressing the teachers’… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Fish board to take up setnet petition

The Alaska Board of Fisheries will consider one of three recently submitted emergency petitions regarding Upper Cook Inlet salmon management.South K Beach Independent Fishermen’s Association… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2014
  • By MOLLY DISCHNER Morris News Service-Alaska

Peninsula Center Mall burglarized

Three businesses inside the Peninsula Center Mall were burglarized overnight in Soldotna. Soldotna police received a call from a mall employee who reported the break… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Soldotna apartment fire extinguished

Central Emergency Services extinguished a kitchen fire within minutes after the call came from a Soldotna apartment complex Monday evening. CES responded to a 911… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2014

Overnight break in at Peninsula Center Mall

Three businesses inside the Peninsula Center Mall were burglarized overnight in Soldotna. Soldotna police received a call from a mall employee who reported the break… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Soldotna apartment fire extinguished

Central Emergency Services extinguished a kitchen fire within minutes after the call came from a Soldotna apartment complex Monday evening. CES responded to a 911… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Soldotna waitress charged with defrauding receipts

A Soldotna woman admitted to police that she altered around 100 gift and credit card transactions totaling $677 in tips in a five-month span at… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Prosecutors to open Coast Guard shooting trial

ANCHORAGE — The attorney for the man charged with killing two co-workers at a Kodiak Island Coast Guard communications facility offered a medical explanation Tuesday… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2014
  • By Dan Joling