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Soldotna residents adjusting to new plastic bag ban

KENAI, Alaska (AP) - Soldotna residents have had a month to adjust to a new ban on single-use plastic bags. The Peninsula Clarion reports that stores can sell paper bags or offer them for free to customers under the local ordinance that prohibits some bags.

KTUU - 2018-12-08 18:59:00

This Alaskan crossed the Bering Sea in an eight-foot dinghy. Russia wants to send him back.

Crossing the Bering Sea in an eight-foot dinghy is no small feat. It was a bold, dangerous, and reckless attempt on the part of John Martin III to reach China. But instead the 46-year-old Kenai man landed in far eastern Russia.

ALASKAPUBLIC.ORG - 2018-12-12 06:46:17

SERT Takes Armed Soldotna Man into Custody on Sterling Highway

Alaska State Troopers report that a Soldotna man is in custody following a standoff at mile 131 of the sterling highway on Sunday morning after SERT with a bearcat tactical response vehicle was deployed.

ALASKA-NATIVE-NEWS.COM - 2018-12-03 07:00:00

Knopp breaks with GOP caucus, leaving House majority status in question

No matter how the state Supreme Court will rule on disputed ballots in the Fairbanks legislative election, the organization of the state House of Representatives will remain a work in progress.

ANCHORAGE PRESS - 2018-12-11 18:04:00

Employee of Hilcorp contractor dies of injury on Alaska’s North Slope

KENAI - An employee of a Hilcorp Alaska drilling contractor has died at Milne Point on the North Slope. Hilcorp Alaska spokeswoman Lori Nelson says an employee of Kuukpik Corp. was fatally injured at Milne Point early Friday. She said by email that the cause of the incident wasn't immediately known.

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-07 19:39:22

First Friday events add color and joy to holidays

The holiday season is upon us and Homer's art scene lights up the night with galleries and public spaces hosting First Friday art openings. Art Shop Gallery presents Barbara Lavallee showing her newest whimsical watercolor originals. Painting in Alaska since the early 1970s, Lavallee presents her su

HOMER TRIBUNE - 2018-12-08 17:39:00

Former Kenai Peninsula hockey coach sentenced for abusing children

KENAI - A former Kenai Peninsula hockey coach has been sentenced to 62 years in prison for sexually abusing children and possessing child pornography. Kenai radio station KSRM reports 57-year-old Bradley Elliott worked as a junior varsity hockey coach at Kenai Central High School for the 2005-06 sch

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-06 17:13:26

After weeks spent missing, Soldotna teen found safe

SOLDOTNA, Alaska (KTUU) - An Alaska teenager has been found and is reportedly now safe with family, after spending almost three weeks missing.

KTUU - 2018-11-29 16:18:00

Kenai Peninsula a beer destination not to be missed

I've been lucky enough to travel as part of my day job. Yeah, I don't just write about beer; I'd be a starving artist. If I could just retire and do the beer thing, I would. I'm not there yet. So, I'm appreciative when I get to travel around Alaska on my day job.

ANCHORAGE PRESS - 2018-11-29 04:47:00

Striking out on his own, legislator hopes to charter new coalition in the Alaska House

JUNEAU — Kenai Republican Rep. Gary Knopp on Saturday formally announced that he will not join a Republican-led majority in the Alaska House of Representatives. The move denies Republicans the 21-member support needed to control the House and leaves the body adrift less one month before the Legislat

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-09 23:49:12

SoHi, Homer hockey to raise money for Big Lake Rec Center repairs

The Soldotna and Homer high school hockey programs are coming together to help the Big Lake Recreation Center. The Mariners will host the Stars at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, with all proceeds from the gate going to help the Big Lake Lions Community Rec Center pay for damages

FRONTIERSMAN - 2018-12-07 08:27:00

State Rep. Knopp leaving GOP caucus in bid for coalition

KENAI, Alaska (AP) - State Rep. Gary Knopp will not be part of any majority party in the Alaska House's upcoming session. KINY radio reports the Kenai Republican announced Saturday that he is parting with the GOP caucus in hopes of forcing a consensus among lawmakers.

KTVA - 2018-12-09 03:51:00

Requests to state for individual assistance after Alaska’s 7.0 quake grows to 2,600 and counting

Did your house suffer minor wall cracking from the big Nov. 30 earthquake? Maybe a bookshelf collapsed or heirlooms shattered on the floor?. As state and federal damage-assessment teams prepare to fan out across the quake-struck region, an Alaska emergency management official said even minor househo

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-09 03:14:02

Kenai biathlete makes World Cup debut

Travis Cooper of Kenai made his World Cup biathlon debut Thursday. The 22-year-old finished 105th in a field of 109 in the men’s 20-kilometer individual race in Pokljuka, Slovenia.

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-07 01:19:50

Soldotna residents adjust to new plastic bag ban

KENAI, Alaska (AP) - Soldotna residents have had a month to adjust to a new ban on single-use plastic bags. The Peninsula Clarion reports that stores can sell paper bags or offer them for free to customers under the local ordinance that prohibits some bags.

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-12-08 07:00:00

7.2 Earthquake Rattles The Kenai Peninsula, Tsunami Warning In Effect

The National Weather Service has issued a tsunami warning, if you are located in this coastal area, move inland to higher ground.

RADIOKENAI.US - 2018-11-30 00:00:00

Resources for Southcentral Alaska homeowners after the 7.0 earthquake

As a coalition of government agencies starts taking stock of residential damage in Anchorage, Mat-Su and the Kenai Peninsula Borough from the magnitude 7.0 earthquake and its many aftershocks, there are resources available for homeowners grappling with damage. Below, you’ll find a roadmap on assessi

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-06 20:46:41

Borough mayor's chief of staff to head state Department of Administration

Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy’s transition team announced four high level appointments Monday. Jonathan Quick, current chief of staff to Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Piece, is on list.

KBBI.ORG - 2018-11-26 00:00:00

State of Alaska Individual Assistance Program Activated

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Governor Bill Walker declared a State Disaster on Nov 30, 2018 in response to the earthquake that shook Southcentral Alaska. This disaster declaration activates the state’s Individual and Public Assistance Programs. Residents in the Municipality of Anchorage, Mat-Su Borough, and

ALASKA-NATIVE-NEWS.COM - 2018-12-05 07:00:00

Former MSU women’s basketball coach living in Alaska recounts earthquake

KENAI, ALASKA – Former Murray State University women’s basketball coach Rob Cross said he’s thankful after an earthquake some 60 miles from his home in Alaska only brought steady shaking to his area.

MURRAY LEDGER & TIMES - 2018-12-04 06:00:00