Monthly Archives: September 2013

Fisher Poets Fill Tustumena Lodge With Song, Salty Verse

The creative talents of several Peninsula fisher men and women were on display Friday night at the Tustumena Lodge in Kasilof, where the fisher poets competed for best song or poem.
Continue reading

Posted in Local News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Buccaneer Plans On Hold

Plans by Buccaneer Energy to drill more natural gas wells at its Kenai Loop unit are on hold for now.
Continue reading

Posted in Local News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Kenai Candidates Weigh In On Ballot Props

When voters in the city of Kenai fill out their ballots on October 1st, they’ll have a lot of questions to answer.
Continue reading

Posted in Local News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Soldotna Recreation And Trails Master Plan Released

The city of Soldotna has released its new Recreation and Trails Masterplan. The final product took lots of community input, and has as its core, six guiding principles for the future of parks in the city.
Continue reading

Posted in Local News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Fisher Poets To Perform This Weekend

This weekend, fisher poets from around the Kenai Peninsula and beyond will gather for a weekend of song, verse, stories and celebration of life on the seas.
Continue reading

Posted in Local News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Harvest Helpers: Students Connect Farm To Food In Annual Field Trip

For almost two decades, local students have been visiting Ridgeway Farms in the fall to see a working farm in action, pet a few animals, and get a little dirty helping with the harvest. This year, students from Kaleidoscope school in Kenai visited the farm, and enjoyed some soup from the fruits of their labors the following day.
Continue reading

Posted in Local News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Assembly Hears Marine Transportation Concerns

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly met this week in Homer. One of the big topics of the evening was transportation.
Continue reading

Posted in Local News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Kenai Mayoral Candidates See Differences In Role

The two candidates for mayor of Kenai have many years of experience in public service, and even more years living in Kenai. The differences between incumbent Pat Porter and her challenger, city council member Bob Molloy, are subtle, yet distinct. … Continue reading

Posted in Local News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Artist Discusses Paint The Kenai Mural Winner

Travelers coming into Kenai will soon be greeted with a giant mural, highlighting some of the Peninsula’s more notable attributes. “Kenai La Belle” will be placed at the airport later this year.
Continue reading

Posted in Local News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Assembly To Ask State For Support On Transportation Issues

As the state ferry Tustumena sits in dry dock, undergoing repairs, Alaskan coastal communities are struggling with the lack of regular transportation to and from the mainland. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will take up the cause at this week’s meeting in Homer.
Continue reading

Posted in Local News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Committee Holds First SoHi/Skyview Consolidation Meeting

Soldotna students in 7th through 12th grades will be moved around a bit next year. The group tasked with easing the transition for those kids had their first meeting Tuesday night. Students, parents and teachers in the area make up the members of the Soldotna School Advisory Committee.
Continue reading

Posted in Local News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Ballot Proposition Asks For $23M For School Roof Repairs, Turf Field In Homer

One of the ballot propositions Borough voters will decide on this fall is for a general obligation bond to pay for roof repairs and other upgrades around the Borough school district to the tune of $23 million.
Continue reading

Posted in Local News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

United Way Kicks Off Annual Fundraising Campaign

United Way of the Kenai Peninsula kicked off its annual campaign drive Tuesday. The organization is looking for $650,000 to support 27 different agencies across the Kenai.
Continue reading

Posted in Local News | Tagged | Leave a comment

State, Industry Talk About Who Should Pay For Dismantling Cook Inlet Oil Platforms

Leaders from the oil and gas industry and state regulatory agencies met in Anchorage Monday for a work session to begin the conversation about what to do with aging infrastructure in Cook Inlet. One of the biggest questions to answer is who will be responsible.
Continue reading

Posted in Local News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Waxing Artistic: Encaustic Works On Display At Veronica’s

A new art display is up at Veronica’s Café in old town Kenai. It features encaustic works by local artist Marion Nelson.
Continue reading

Posted in Local News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

District 3 Assembly Candidates Call For Less Government, Better Water

Residents of the Nikiski area will have a choice of two candidates to fill the seat left vacant by departing Assembly member Ray Tauriainen.
Continue reading

Posted in Local News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Candidates Talk Fish, Water And Super Powers At Chamber Forum

Candidates vying for two open seats on the Kenai city council discussed their positions on the issues of the day at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday.
Continue reading

Posted in Local News | Tagged | Leave a comment