Kenai’s first income-restricted housing now open

The central Kenai Peninsula’s small low-income rental housing market grew six units larger with the recent completion of Clear Pointe, the first low-income housing building… Continue reading

Road construction to tie up central peninsula this summer

The snow is melting, the aspens are budding and the construction contractors are gearing up to work on the Kenai Peninsula’s roads. This summer will… Continue reading

Kenai to debate who can appeal city decisions

Kenai residents who disagree with decisions by city administrators or the Kenai Planning and Zoning Commission can appeal them to the seven members of the… Continue reading

Jet set: Eight fighter planes land in Kenai

As a U.S. Air Force F-22 “Raptor” fighter jet takes off from the Kenai Municipal Airport, others await fueling on Monday, March 19, 2018 in… Continue reading

Beaver Loop residents pack road improvement meeting

Kenai resident Tom Potton would like to see safer conditions on Beaver Loop Road for his children’s sake. The 3.75-mile stretch of road that connects… Continue reading

Crane overturned at construction site for Beaver Loop Road culvert project

Employees of Soldotna-based Endries Company overturned a crane Wednesday as it attempted to remove a portion of a culvert from a project site on Beaver… Continue reading

Collision involving multiple vehicles blocks traffic on Kenai Spur Highway

Update 12:30 p.m.:   Five people have been transported to Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna after an accident left two cars flipped on the Kenai… Continue reading

1 dead in fatal Kenai Spur wreck

One man is dead after a fatal car accident on the Kenai Spur Highway on Monday evening. Kenai resident Michael Thomas Grisham, 50, was driving… Continue reading

Beaver Loop rennovations may begin in summer 2018

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is moving forward with plans to widen and resurface Kenai’s Beaver Loop Road. The plans would also… Continue reading

Kenai funds cemetery expansion plans

As burial space shrinks in the Kenai cemetery on Floatplane Road, the city government is taking steps toward the long-planned construction of new cemetery space… Continue reading

LNG project to use Kenai city water

If the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation builds its planned liquefaction plant and export terminal in Nikiski, its water will come from the city of Kenai,… Continue reading

Kenai plans second silver salmon derby

Kenai is taking another swing at hosting a silver salmon derby this fall. The city of Kenai and the Kenai Chamber of Commerce have obtained… Continue reading

Kenai offers new options to 10 businesses on city land

In another effort to reform land practices that critics say have hampered business development in Kenai, the Kenai City Council gave owners of 10 Kenai… Continue reading

Kenai seeking economic diversity with land reforms

Speaking on Wednesday at the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District’s Industry Outlook Forum, Christine Cunningham, Assistant to the Kenai City Manager, outlined the reasons Kenai’s… Continue reading

Kenai Eagle Cam to upgrade hardware, advertising plan

For their second summer of live-streaming the view from atop a local eagle’s nest, Kenai’s city government and the Kenai Chamber of Commerce plan to… Continue reading

Kenai airport reserve boundary may move

Editor's note: This story has been changed to include the date of the Kenai City Council's hearing and vote on the boundary move.  The Kenai… Continue reading

Longtime Kenai doctor sells practice to addiction medicine provider

A longtime Kenai doctor has sold his practice to a company operating clinics focused on medically assisted opioid treatment. Ideal Option, a Washington-based health care… Continue reading

Kenai water and sewer tax exemption fails

A proposal to exempt Kenai’s residential water and sewer services from city sales taxes failed at Wednesday night’s Kenai city council meeting. Of the council’s… Continue reading

Local governments try again for central peninsula fish board meeting

Editor's note: This story has been changed to clarify the Board of Fish's meeting location decision at their October 2017 worksession. Advocates are again seeking… Continue reading

Kenai city planner to return south

In summer 2014 Matt Kelley came from a county planner’s office in California to become Kenai’s city planner. In February he’ll be returning to county-level… Continue reading