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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.
Work begins on Freedom House for men
SOLDOTNA, Alaska (AP) - Jennifer Waller and a team of volunteers have begun the renovations to the Soldotna home that will be used as the men’s Freedom House location. Waller, the founder of Freedom House, a faith-based women’s recovery home, is determined to open the same kind of facility for area
Alaska: The Last Frontier exclusive — Atz Lee makes a portable smoker in the backcountry
On Sunday night’s Alaska: The Last Frontier, Atz Lee Kilcher is taking us into the backcountry and teaching everyone how easy it is to build a portable wilderness smoker from three tall straight branches, some tarp, chicken wire and clever use of twigs and branches from Alderwood for the smoke flavo
Soldotna plans March vote on bonds for proposed field house
KENAI, Alaska (AP) - The city of Soldotna is planning a special election March 9 to seek voter backing for construction of a field house. The Peninsula Clarion reports voters will be asked if the city should issue $10 million bond in bonds and increase sales tax by a half percent.
This Northern Lights Train In Alaska Is An Adventure That You Don’t Want To Miss
Alaska is home to some pretty stellar landscapes; this is not news to us. One of the best things about living here is getting to indulge in sights that the rest of the country, or even the world, don’t get to witness very often. For instance, seeing the northern lights may be a bucket list item for
Kenai borough plans improvements in earthquake response
KENAI, Alaska (AP) - Kenai Peninsula Borough Charlie Pierce says there's room for improvement in the borough administration's earthquake response. The Peninsula Clarion reports Pierce says the borough administration was not as adept as the borough school district after the magnitude 7.0 quake that r
Unalaska approves prisoner work release
In the latest local vote on a prisoner work release program in an Aleutian Islands seafood plant, the supporters prevailed in favor of giving convicts a chance to turn their lives around by eliminating two big obstacles to successfully make it on the outside: a job and a place to live.
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.
Police: ‘Equipment accident’ killed 36-year-old Alaska oil field worker
The North Slope Borough Police Department on Thursday released the name of the 36-year-old man who died last week at a North Slope oil field, and said a preliminary investigation has determined an “equipment accident" was to blame.
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.
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.
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.
Alaska DOT identifies 100 areas of earthquake damage
The Alaska Department of Transportation has identified 100 locations of earthquake damage to DOT infrastructure. The list includes locations in the Mat-Su, the Kenai, Eagle River and Anchorage. DOT indicates damage on the Kenai Spur Highway at Mileposts 19, 35.1 and 35.7.
Alaska legislators vote to accept $25 million in additional earthquake aid
JUNEAU — An Alaska legislative committee voted unanimously to allow the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to accept up to $25 million in additional federal money to pay for rebuilding roads and bridges following the Nov. 30 Southcentral earthquake.
Kodiak moment makes Alaska Sports Hall of Fame
One of the greatest moments in Kodiak sports history will be part of the Class of 2019 Alaska Sports Hall of Fame, announced the organization Thursday. Kodiak’s upset of perennial powerhouse East Anchorage in the 2001 high school state boy’s basketball title game was selected from the moment categor
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
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
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
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
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.