Kenai

Birding festival takes flight May 18

Grab your binoculars, the annual Kenai Peninsula Birding Festival starts Thursday, May 18 and runs through Sunday, May 21 with different birding hot spots and… Continue reading

Kenai Russian church sends icon for restoration

John Michael, a member of Kenai’s Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church, prepares to carry a damaged icon of Jesus praying in… Continue reading

Earthquake-damaged icon to be repaired

When the Kenai Peninsula was shaken by the 7.1 magnitude Iniskin earthquake in the early hours of Jan. 24, one of the many things to… Continue reading

Kenai’s Russian Church to install fire system

Kenai’s Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church is filled with religious art and historical artifacts, is built of logs, and hosts weekly… Continue reading

Divine Liturgy for St. Nicholas held in Kenai’s historic chapel

The rough wooden interior of St. Nicholas chapel was lit by a hissing gas lantern as Father Andrew Thomas, priest of Kenai’s Holy Assumption of… Continue reading

Kenai Russian Orthodox Church gets new fire supression system

A system designed to extinguish fires without damaging the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church’s collection of icons, art, and archived documents… Continue reading

Kenai airport commission hears further details of PRL airship

With a first-generation hybrid airship planned to start work in 2019 for transportation and contracting company PRL Logistics, both the airship’s range of missions and… Continue reading

Lawton Acres plan to be discussed

The 30-year debate over Kenai’s Lawton Acres — a wooded city-owned strip by the Kenai Spur Highway that business owners have sought to develop and… Continue reading

Kenai planning and zoning commission passes comprehensive plan

The Kenai City Council’s vote is now the last requirement before the city’s new comprehensive plan becomes final, following the draft plan’s unanimous approval from… Continue reading

Kenai Planning and Zoning supports new airport zone, rejects commercializing 2 Spur highway lots

When Kenai’s airport rezone plan goes to the city council for a final vote, one measure will have the blessing of the Planning and Zoning… Continue reading

Kenai Airport land policy irks some locals

Much of what is now central Kenai was a military airfield during the 1940s and ‘50s. One of its legacies is a large holding of… Continue reading

Kenai council manages land

At their Wednesday meeting the Kenai City Council held two closed executive sessions about purchases of city land. One was an ongoing issue — the… Continue reading

Possible Lawton Acres sale brings up old arguments

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to remove a potentially misleading reference to the clearcutting of the Spur-fronting lot bought by dentist Todd Wortham.… Continue reading

PRL Logistics seeks to buy Kenai-owned mansion

The Anchorage-based contracting and transportation company PRL Logistics is offering to buy a four-story, 7,556-square foot mansion on Kenai’s south beach from its owners, Kenai’s… Continue reading

Logistics company renovates 100-year-old Kenai cannery

Months of renovations and $2 million later, PRL Logistics Inc. CEO Ron Hyde said he expects to be open for business in Kenai in about… Continue reading

Between a rock and a fun place

In the search for happiness, leave no stone unturned, or leave no rock unpainted. A new group, Kenai Rocks, wants to cure the boredom of… Continue reading

Kenai movie theatre to see changes

Kenai’s Regal Kambe theater has changed owners — from the nationwide Regal Entertainment Group to the northwest regional chain Coming Attractions Theatres — and will… Continue reading

Kenai firework ordinance fizzles

Legal fireworks in Kenai will remain confined to the 48 hours between Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 and the city will stay closed to firework… Continue reading

Kenai may extend firework usage

Whether to expand sale and use of fireworks will be tackled on the Kenai City Council’s Wednesday night agenda. Kenai allows residents to shoot off… Continue reading

Use caution with New Year’s fireworks

As in years past, the sky over Kenai will likely be lit with fireworks as 2016 ends on Saturday night. The cheerful boom and sparkle… Continue reading

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