Kenai

Borough ballot props fail

Cannabis businesses in the borough outside the cities can continue operations as usual with the failure of Kenai Peninsula Borough Proposition 1, according to Tuesday’s… Continue reading

Knackstedt, Navarre retain council seats

Kenai city council incumbents Henry Knackstedt and Tim Navarre will retain their seats for a further three year term, while challenger Bob McIntosh said he… Continue reading

Smalley, Bannock face off in District 2

Two familiar political characters are facing off again to represent District 2 to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. Voters in the city of Kenai have… Continue reading

Details emerge of alleged kidnapping, assault

Two Kenai residents and an Anchorage resident were arrested Monday on charges of sexual assault, assault, kidnapping and drug and weapon charges. Kenai police officers… Continue reading

3 Kenai council candidates talk business

Members of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce invited the three candidates to a forum on Wednesday, at which they answered questions chamber members had submitted… Continue reading

Female scientists talk about women in science

Eight research and technical professionals gathered at the Kenai Fine Arts Center on Friday to publicly discuss a statistical imbalance in their own population —… Continue reading

Hilcorp subleases Kenai airport hangar

Hilcorp will be using a hangar on the Kenai Municipal Airport for flights to its facilities on the west side of Cook Inlet. The privately-owned… Continue reading

Kenai River Marathon makes strides

One did it using a handcycle after breaking his back seven years ago. Others competed after coaching at — or even running in — the… Continue reading

Kenai council to consider pallet-burning ban

At its meeting on Oct. 4, the Kenai city council will consider prohibiting burning pallets and other wood with metal fasteners on the city’s north… Continue reading

Orthodox Church draws close to restoration goal with funding for chapel work

Some of the square-hewn timbers of the small Russian Orthodox chapel in Old Town Kenai may be exchanged for fresh wood during a planned restoration… Continue reading

Old-school metal

The top 30 feet of an approximately 130 foot-tall oil drilling rig used around Alaska by the drilling company Brinkerhoff-Signal in the 1960s and 1970s… Continue reading

Wheel of Silvers

Editor's note: This article has been corrected to show the magic weight on Wednesday was determined to be 7.85 pounds. At the close of the… Continue reading

Kenai Aviation closes after 56 years on Kenai Airport

After two generations of family ownership and 56 years of flying from the Kenai Municipal Airport, the charter air taxi service Kenai Aviation has closed… Continue reading

Kenai Council rejects loosening marijuana setbacks

An effort to loosen city restrictions on where marijuana businesses can locate in Kenai — which critics say has pushed businesses from the town’s commercial… Continue reading

25 years in Vintage Pointe

Joanna Hollier (left) shows visitor Gary Sonnevil around her apartment in Kenai's Vintage Pointe Manor during an open house in honor of the senior housing… Continue reading

Sterling man arrested for drug charges

A Sterling man, Dennis Backstrom, was charged with controlled substance misconduct and theft after being arrested by Kenai police Sunday morning in the parking lot… Continue reading

Seniors get demo of hearing and vision aids

Mariana Livingston (standing) of Assistive Technology of Alaska guides Brad Rooker through demonstrations of a hearing device and software that enlarges and enhances the contrast… Continue reading

Walker celebrates industry, talks diversification

While celebrating the industries that fuel the Kenai Peninsula, Gov. Bill Walker stressed the importance of diversifying Alaska’s commerce. “You look at the career opportunities… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula United Way to close June 2018

The Kenai Peninsula United Way — a nonprofit that has supported local charities, senior centers and youth activity groups by fundraising on their behalf —… Continue reading

Three candidates for two Kenai council seats

Two incumbents and one challenger will be running in the October 3 election for two open seats on the seven-member Kenai City Council. Incumbents Henry… Continue reading

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