The Flats Bistro hosts local artist solo show

The Flats Bistro hosts local artist solo show

As the old year passed and the new one arrived, the art on the walls of The Flats Bistro on K-Beach Rd. remained and shall… Continue reading

The Flats Bistro hosts local artist solo show
Soldotna Chamber holds 56th Annual Awards Celebration

Soldotna Chamber holds 56th Annual Awards Celebration

Before a record crowd of 215 the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce (SCC) honored local individuals and businesses last week at their 56th Awards Celebration. “The… Continue reading

Soldotna Chamber holds 56th Annual Awards Celebration
CES Chief Mokracek wants YOU!

CES Chief Mokracek wants YOU!

In 2014 Central Emergency Services (CES) was the fourth busiest fire station in the entire state of Alaska only answering fewer calls than Anchorage, Fairbanks… Continue reading

CES Chief Mokracek wants YOU!
Permanent Fund Dividend filing and sharing starts the New Year for Alaskans

Permanent Fund Dividend filing and sharing starts the New Year for Alaskans

Only in Alaska is Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) filing a New Year’s family tradition. One that goes back to 1982 when the first checks were… Continue reading

Permanent Fund Dividend filing and sharing starts the New Year for Alaskans
Kaladi Bros. Baristas make New Year's Day a "free day" for Stitches of Love

Kaladi Bros. Baristas make New Year’s Day a “free day” for Stitches of Love

For many years the baristas at Kaladi Brothers Coffee shops have spent their New Year’s Day working for free and donating profits to local charities.… Continue reading

Kaladi Bros. Baristas make New Year's Day a "free day" for Stitches of Love
Sterling AK Wedding Brokers is now Safia's Bridal in Soldotna

Sterling AK Wedding Brokers is now Safia’s Bridal in Soldotna

While the name Seavey has become synonymous with Iditarod champions and “Ididaride” sled dog rides for tourists from Seward to Sterling, in 2015 Safia and… Continue reading

Sterling AK Wedding Brokers is now Safia's Bridal in Soldotna
Miss Alaska Collegiate visits Kenai Seniors New Year's Eve

Miss Alaska Collegiate visits Kenai Seniors New Year’s Eve

The smiles were broad and appreciation sincere as Kenai senior citizens shared their News Year’s Eve luncheon with hometown beauty queen, the new reigning Miss… Continue reading

Miss Alaska Collegiate visits Kenai Seniors New Year's Eve
Skyview grad comes home for Holidays a U.S. Marine

Skyview grad comes home for Holidays a U.S. Marine

Chad Harley was one of the final classmen to graduate from Skyview High School in the spring of 2014. Harley returned to spend the holidays… Continue reading

Skyview grad comes home for Holidays a U.S. Marine
VFW Post #10046 reaches out to more Vets

VFW Post #10046 reaches out to more Vets

Alaska Rep. Don Young once told a gathering in Kenai that we don’t need a Veteran’s Day. We need 365 Veteran’s Days every year so… Continue reading

VFW Post #10046 reaches out to more Vets
New Year's Day brings new owners to Kenai Vision Center

New Year’s Day brings new owners to Kenai Vision Center

While December 31st was the final day in history for the year 2014, it was also the last day that Dennis Swarner, OD and Robert… Continue reading

New Year's Day brings new owners to Kenai Vision Center
Soldotna designated Purple Heart City

Soldotna designated Purple Heart City

At the December 10th Soldotna City Council meeting members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) that included 93-year-old Soldotna resident Bill Fields,… Continue reading

Soldotna designated Purple Heart City
Redoubt El Grocery Grab yields 1,114 lbs. plus $1,000 for Food Bank holiday boxes

Redoubt El Grocery Grab yields 1,114 lbs. plus $1,000 for Food Bank holiday boxes

Several years ago Sharon Hale at Redoubt Elementary School started a holiday food collection called the “Great Redoubt Grocery Grab!” The idea was to let… Continue reading

Redoubt El Grocery Grab yields 1,114 lbs. plus $1,000 for Food Bank holiday boxes

Unwrap Soldotna yields $1,000 shopping spree for local family

Shopping locally paid huge Holiday dividend for the Evans family of Soldotna who collected $1,000 in Chamber Bucks at the December 16th Soldotna Chamber of… Continue reading

Toys for Tots makes record breaking buy

Toys for Tots makes record breaking buy

Sunday afternoon December 14th, just ten days before Santa’s departure from the North Pole some U.S. Marines and Toys for Tots volunteers slid through the… Continue reading

Toys for Tots makes record breaking buy
Paul Ostrander with a Kenai River Dolly Varden. (Photo by Dave Atcheson)

Tight Lines: Dolly Varden or Arctic char, that is the question

“I cast out and try to be patient, waiting for my fly to sink. On my first cast I’m too patient and snag. On the… Continue reading

Paul Ostrander with a Kenai River Dolly Varden. (Photo by Dave Atcheson)
Kenai Peninsula Realtors gather for award ceremony and banquet

Kenai Peninsula Realtors gather for award ceremony and banquet

On December 6th the Kenai Peninsula Association of REALTORS (KPAR) met for their annual Award Ceremony and installation of the new board of directors. “We… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Realtors gather for award ceremony and banquet
Voice of Democracy winner congratulated by Veterans of Foreign Wars

Voice of Democracy winner congratulated by Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Jerry V. Horn Memorial Post # 10046 and its’ Ladies Auxiliary honored this year’s local Voice of Democracy (VOD) winner… Continue reading

Voice of Democracy winner congratulated by Veterans of Foreign Wars
Keeping a 20-year-old tradition Cook Inlet Academy students go caroling in Kenai

Keeping a 20-year-old tradition Cook Inlet Academy students go caroling in Kenai

Carrying on a two decade old tradition Becky Dwinell of Cook Inlet Academy (CIA), fondly known by students and parents alike as “Miss Becky,” had… Continue reading

Keeping a 20-year-old tradition Cook Inlet Academy students go caroling in Kenai

Soldotna Creek Park opens for Holiday festivities

The renovated Soldotna Creek Park had its winter opening to rave reviews as the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce presented the very first “Christmas in the… Continue reading

Kayaking classes take off at Skyview pool

Kayaking classes take off at Skyview pool

Kayaks were invented by the host cultures of the Kenai Peninsula millenniums ago and were a fundamental means for hunting and fishing that allowed the… Continue reading

Kayaking classes take off at Skyview pool