Mural finished at Peninsula Center Mall

This Tuesday photograph shows the mural that artist Suzie Shrivener finished painting Saturday over a store-front window at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Shrivener,… Continue reading

Soldotna Visitor Center numbers falling

The Soldotna Visitor Center continued on a downward trend this summer with a slight decline in visitors. “We have slowed down just a little bit,”… Continue reading

Engagement in annexation study low

Engagement is low according to the group tasked with collecting public input on the ongoing Soldotna annexation debate. The Athena Group released an interim report… Continue reading

The fastest man alive

Tori Giles, left, Emilie Grimes, Torile Giles and Arin Reger carve pumpkins at the Soldotna Public Library on Saturday, October 21 during the library’s teen… Continue reading

Dixson no longer Soldotna city manager

Mark Dixson is no longer Soldotna’s city manager. The Soldotna City Council accepted Dixson’s resignation in an executive session held at the council’s meeting Wednesday.… Continue reading

Vaccination drive-thru

Student nurse Jana Cooper gives a flu shot through the window of a truck during Central Peninsula Hospital’s annual free drive-through flu vaccine clinic on… Continue reading

Soldotna looks to apply for loan for wastewater treatment plant

The Soldotna City Council has authorized the City Manager Mark Dixson to apply for a loan for $3,000,000 to finance construction of the 2017 wastewater… Continue reading

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

Soldotna starts adopting sign code changes

Soldotna has adopted a new policy for temporary signage promoting community events in rights-of-way throughout the city. Since January, the members of the Soldotna Planning… Continue reading

Dog park gets two paws up

Soldotna Mayor Pete Sprague cuts the ribbon for the 3 Friends Dog Park on North Aspen Drive in Soldotna on Saturday. “It’s kind of ironic… Continue reading

Annexation discussion continues despite lack of trust

Soldotna is considering annexing one or more of nine areas outside of current city borders, and has brought the conversation outside of city hall, to… Continue reading

Community Schools programs start Wednesday

Summer is officially gone. The leaves are yellow, the temperatures are dropping and Community Schools is back in session. The Community Schools program, which is… Continue reading

One challenges incumbent for District 1 assembly seat

Voters in the Kalifornsky Beach area and part of Ridgeway have two choices for their Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly representative on Oct. 3 — one… Continue reading

Soldotna continues annexation discussion

The discussion of Soldotna’s potential annexation is moving out of city council chambers. As of Sept. 1, an online forum is available for community members,… Continue reading

Dogs make friends at Three Friends Dog Park

For a small dog, Bear seems to be the pack leader of the 3 Friends Dog Park in Soldotna. When he runs, a crowd of… Continue reading

At the rodeo

Madee Knowlton chases down a steer during the steer daubing event at the Soldotna Equestrian Club’s first 9-11 Tribute Rodeo, junior division, on Saturday, Sept.… Continue reading

Assembly candidates discuss Soldotna annexation

Two Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly candidates — incumbent Brett Hibbert and challenger Dan Castimore, both running to represent District 1, the Kalifornsky Beach area —… Continue reading

Soldotna City Council hears sign plans

The rules for signage in Soldotna are changing and although the exact details are still uncertain, preliminary plans allow for the use of sandwich board… Continue reading

Soldotna introduces ordinance to continue pot ban

The Soldotna City Council has introduced an ordinance that would turn the city’s two-year moratorium on marijuana businesses into an indefinite prohibition of commercial production,… Continue reading

Standing for love, peace and joy

More than 20 people gathered in Soldotna Creek Park on Wednesday night in memory of Heather Heyer. Heyer was killed Saturday when a man drove… Continue reading