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Letter to the editor: Thanks for a great Kenai Beer fest
Thanks for a great Kenai Beer festI would like to thank the Soldotna Rotary Club and its president Dan Nelson for last weekend’s Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival.The annual event was so much more then a “Beer Fest.” The 25-plus beer vendors made this the core part of the evening, going from booth to bo
Solar power growing on peninsula
Stephen Trimble wants everyone to know that the business of solar power is growing. His company, Arctic Solar Ventures Corporation, has been installing more and more solar panels on the central peninsula.
Fishing news and preparing for upcoming hunting trips
With the commercial drift gill nets out of the water for lack of enough Kenai River sockeye, we are seeing a strong surge of silvers into Northern District river systems. Fish and Game liberalized the Susitna Drainage silver bag limit to four fish per day, eight fish in possession, earlier this week
Around campus: Still time to register for KPC fall classes
There’s still time to secure seats in KPC classes that will be offered in the upcoming fall semester. Registration is available from UAOnline, from the home page of the KPC website. The fall semester begins on Monday, Aug. 27. Explore the course offerings at this link: https://www.kpc.alaska.edu/aca
For livestock carers, the Kenai Peninsula Fair is a time to shine
Though a Ferris wheel towers over the Ninilchik Fairground and the smell of kettle corn permeates the air, for many, the Kenai Peninsula Fair is all about the animals.
US-China trade war escalates, with more taxes on seafood
In June, China announced its intentions to levy a 25 percent tariff to imported American seafood including Pacific salmon, cod, Alaska Pollock, flatfish, crab, shellfish and other common commonly exported products. The announcement came in response to a U.S. tariff hike targeted at imported Chinese
Crime increased in Alaska in 2017; most in central Kenai low-level or property offenses
The Alaska Department of Public Safety’s 2017 edition of theUniform Crime Report— which collects and tracks data year over year on a certain set of crimes from law enforcement agencies statewide — reports that overall crime of the types tracked increased 6 percent in the state from 2016–2017. Violen
Mycorrhizae: The fungus among us
What do gardeners and biologists have in common? We both want plants to grow! From the native trees and plants on the 2 million acres of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to the vegetables, flowers and berries in your garden, the healthy growth of plants is important to all of us.
Kenai Peninsula State Fair celebrates 67 years this weekend
Now in its 67th year, the Kenai Peninsula Fair is slated to bring three days of classic carnival rides, pie eating contests, pig races and more to Ninilchik this weekend.
Getting back on course: Soldotna greens and fairways damaged by vandals
Last Friday, during the early morning hours, someone gained access through an opening at the second tee and drove onto the Bird Homestead Golf Course, damaging three holes.
Anglers focus in on silvers and pinks on Kenai
With sockeye salmon runs are tapering off and king salmon fishing closed on the Kenai River for the year, anglers are turning their attention primarily to silver salmon. From the banks at Kenai’s Cunningham Park at low tide Wednesday afternoon, fishermen weren’t having too much trouble hooking into
Sterling man arrested after stolen vehicle pursuit
A Sterling man is facing multiple charges after Alaska State Troopers say he stole a business vehicle and led officers on a chase last week.Around 6:31 p.m. on Wednesday, troopers received a call about a suspicious man who was trying to get inside vehicles parked at a business on the Kenai Spur High
Church and life as we know it
I need to be upfront though, you see I love the church! In all her frustrations, irritations, sinful pride, and obtuseness; I can say without reservation that I love the church! I know that for the most part the church is full of hypocrites, back biting gossips, and at times insincere bullies, but I
Telecom companies expand on central Kenai
GCI and Alaska Communications, two of the larger phone and internet service providers in the state, are both working on multi-year expansion projects in the central Kenai Peninsula. A third, Homer-based wireless internet provider SPITwSPOTS, is making a move out of the southern peninsula into the So
Cross-country preview: Kardinals face stiff competition at Division II
This season, Kenai moves down to Division II, but that doesn’t automatically mean the string of success will continue.
Surgeon general tours Dena’ina Wellness Center as part of statewide tour
In a tour of the tribe’s Dena’ina’s Wellness Center in Old Town Kenai on Thursday, U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome Adams said he hoped to find ways of supporting and scaling up the facility’s integrated approach to providing wellness — which centralizes a number of health services, includin
Kenai Peninsula Borough to test alerting system
The Kenai Peninsula Borough is testing the KPB Alerts system. Tests began Aug. 15, and will continue through Aug. 17. During the test, residents will receive an automated phone call to landline and registered mobile phones. The call will contain a recording indicating that the call was a test and th
Candidates finalized for municipal election
Candidate registrations closed for local government seats in Kenai, Soldotna, the Kenai Peninsula Borough and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District on Wednesday afternoon. Only four races will be contested, with many seats only receiving one candidate registration. The local government seats w
Alaska House District 29 candidates speak at joint Soldotna and Kenai chamber forum
In less than a week, Alaskans will select their party nominees in the primary election. All three candidates running for the District 29 state Senate seat, which encompasses Nikiski, Hope and Seward, debated issues from the liquid natural gas project to state income tax to funding education in a joi
Kenai Peninsula Borough seeks greater role in LNG project
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — The Kenai Peninsula Borough is seeking to boost its role in the Alaska LNG project, aiming to keep the proposed liquefaction plant and export terminal in Nikiski.