Soldotna: Three seats, three candidates

Soldotna City Council elections are sure to bring change this October, although each of the three seats are running uncontested. Tyson Cox is running to… Continue reading

Soldotna hires consultants to open annexation conversation

The city of Soldotna is continuing its research into the annexation of nearby areas currently outside of city boundaries by creating a forum for public… Continue reading

Footing Alaska’s bill: Legislators talk about state budget

The Kenai Peninsula’s three legislators spoke Wednesday to an audience of Kenai and Soldotna Chamber of Commerce members about the legislative session that concluded last… Continue reading

Step on up, take a seat

With 42 elected offices opening up this fall, Kenai Peninsula residents will have ample opportunity to get involved in local governments. On October 3, voters… Continue reading

Summer attire

Summer fashion A caribou grazes along the side of the Forest Lane in Soldotna on Friday. The coat of the caribou changes with the seasons. During… Continue reading

Progress days keep progressing

For sixty years, the annual Progress Days parade has marched forward, in step with the city, growing and bringing together the community. On Saturday, community… Continue reading

Soldotna puts moratorium on commercial marijuana

While the city of Soldotna is now a local regulatory authority — allowing it to profit from the commercial production, testing and sale of marijuana… Continue reading

Soldotna library basement reopens

After a year and a half, the nonprofit Soldotna Library Friends are gearing up to reopen their book sale space in the Joyce K. Carver… Continue reading

Rotary Park reopens after black bear sighting

The 52-acre Rotary Park on Funny River Road in Soldotna is open again. The park reopened Thursday after being temporarily closed due to bear activity.… Continue reading

Soldotna council strengthens code on using phone while driving

Motorists making their way through Soldotna can now be found in violation of the city’s code for using their phones for anything other than an… Continue reading

Soldotna passes budget, mill rate; talks capital projects

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the spelling of Mayor Pete Sprague's name. The Soldotna City Council passed the town’s operating budget… Continue reading

Soldotna area woman plans to open businesses in railroad cars

When Soldotna area resident Mary Krull began her journey toward filling a niche in the business community, she wasn’t actually thinking about what kind of… Continue reading

Kenai River Fest continues rich traditions, creates new ones

Coming into its 27th year, the annual Kenai River Festival in Soldotna has more than come into its own. Set to take place Friday through… Continue reading

Soldotna campgrounds to open, accept credit cards for first time

It’s time break out the tent poles and hot dog skewers — Soldotna’s campgrounds will open for business on Monday. City Manager Mark Dixson said… Continue reading

Three Friends Dog Park on track for summer completion

By the end of this summer, Soldotna residents will be able to say that Aspen Park has really gone to the dogs. That’s because the… Continue reading

Rock wall offers new ascent for peninsula climbers

Local climbers gained a new foothold on the central peninsula April 8 with the opening of an indoor bouldering wall in Soldotna’s River City Wellness… Continue reading

Kenai passes moratorium on grave reservations

Kenai’s cemetery plots can belong only to the dead, following the Kenai City Council’s unanimous decision on Wednesday to put a moratorium on gravesite reservations… Continue reading