Mother Nature shines on Soldotna’s 55th Progress Days

With rainy days on both sides of the Soldotna Progress Days weekend Mother Nature proved again this year that she smiles upon the hard work… Continue reading

On catch-and-release fishing

A question has been nagging at me. Why wasn’t the late-run Kenai king salmon fishery closed to all fishing from the get-go? On July 1,… Continue reading

Salmon Run series continues to grow & births new generation of runners

It started when high school freshman Allie Ostrander had to come up with an idea for the Caring for the Kenai (CFK) competition. The science… Continue reading

Alaskan West Point Grad honored at joint Chamber luncheon

In a rural community like Soldotna it’s a special occasion when a local son not only graduates from the nation’s oldest military academy in the… Continue reading

High Tunnel gardening featured at Food Bank Farmers Market

The Tuesday Farmers Market at the Peninsula Food Bank on K-Beach Rd offers an abundance of locally grown produce and a variety of items from… Continue reading

New Swank Street Market draws crowds seeking Antiques, Music & Art

While there are many things to do and places to go on the Kenai Peninsula, antique shops and/or flea markets are rarely among them. Until… Continue reading

Reaching for rainbows, casting for char

Anglers looking for something more challenging than the traditional “Kenai Flip” for sockeye, might try for some of the river’s rainbow trout and Dolly Varden.… Continue reading

Pinks the fishery to target

As the sockeye salmon season on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers begins to wrap up, anglers can target pink salmon when looking for success. Pinks… Continue reading

Fishing report: Still caught on sockeyes

While the strength of incoming schools fluctuates, sometimes hourly, sockeye salmon are still the best bet for anglers on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers. Sockeye… Continue reading

CPH honors volunteers and awards scholarships

It’s been said by those who volunteer for a variety of community service organizations that if you do a good job and work hard you’ll… Continue reading

“Guys & Dolls” opens to lucky lady reviews

The latest dinner show by the Triumvirate players, the Broadway smash “Guys & Dolls”, opened last weekend at the Triumvirate Theatre in Nikiski. Ten years… Continue reading

Canine Showtime for Kenai Kennel Club

The annual Kenai Kennel Club All Breed dog show at Skyview campus draws canines and their owners/trainers from all over Alaska and the lower 48.… Continue reading

11th Annual Rotary Unity Run a community affair

The Annual Rotary Unity Run has established itself not only as a favorite event for runners in Alaska, but has become a meaningful community event… Continue reading

Sockeye still the fish to follow

As the fishing season heats progresses the Kenai Peninsula — sockeye salmon are still the species to target, but efforts have shifted from the Russian… Continue reading

Dipnetters talk favorite ways to prepare salmon

Salmon recipes range from hours-long preparation time to simple standbys with only a couple ingredients that at-home chefs have perfected over time to everything in… Continue reading

Governor Parnell says recent wildfire has made the Peninsula a national model for cooperation

The Governor of Alaska Sean Parnell has been on the Kenai Peninsula a lot this summer and it hasn’t been the fishing that has brought… Continue reading

Lemonade Day on the Kenai… “Empowering today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs!”

Lemonade Day was June 14th in Kenai and Soldotna, and event that is all about “Empowering today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs,” according to January… Continue reading

Big Daddy’s Pizza gets a new Big Daddy

Actually he has been working at “Big Daddy’s” for a long time but now Tony Dunbar and his wife Kayla are the owners of the… Continue reading

Chefs at Central Peninsula Farmers Market… as fresh as it gets!

It’s the best time of the year to get healthy and make a fresh start on eating habits, thanks to the efforts of long time… Continue reading

Kenai’s personal use dip-net fishery officially open

Since the opening of the Kenai River king salmon fishery eight days ago, fishing has been consistently slow, said assistant area management biologist for the… Continue reading