Aren’t we willing to protect salmon?

The anadromous stream ordinances originated with Drew Scalzi, during his tenure on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. At the time we knew it didn't begin… Continue reading

Politicians make government look dysfunctional

I’d like to thank Clancy Hughes for sharing with us his look around the corner in last week’s paper. The future he had us peer… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2012
  • By Tim O’Leary

Right to own guns should never infringe on others’ right to live without fear

T he most recent and unthinkable tragedy in Connecticut has given everyone in the country pause about who we are. Myself, I am a father… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2012
  • By By Dr. Jay Marley

Let’s make ‘respect’ our word for 2013

Respect: (verb) to feel or show honor or esteem for; hold in high regard; to consider or treat with deference or dutiful regard; to show… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2012

Legislative offices relocate to more visible space

On Friday, signs went up announcing new digs for the Legislative Information Office and the offices of Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, and Senator-elect Peter Micciche,… Continue reading

Hydro project planners submit environmental plans

ANCHORAGE — Alaska energy planners have taken a step toward licensing for the country’s second tallest dam by submitting a two-year plan for environmental work… Continue reading

Southcentral gas supplies tight; producers to the rescue?

The weather has been cold and natural gas supplies in Southcentral Alaska are very tight. Enstar Natural Gas Co. distributed near-record amounts of gas in… Continue reading

Working hearts, engaged minds

By Rashah McChesney Morris News Service - Alaska Vincent “Vin” Chavarrir likes to run a laundry-folding machine affectionately dubbed “Sparky” by employees at Central Peninsula… Continue reading

Central peninsula lawmakers present united front on issues

Three area lawmakers told a crowd gathered Friday they were encouraged about the prospects of solving some of the state’s biggest questions — tweaking oil… Continue reading

Parnell rolls out $12.8 billion budget

ANCHORAGE — Gov. Sean Parnell on Friday announced a proposed state budget that would limit growth in operating costs to less than 1 percent. At… Continue reading

Students respond to shooting

It was about 5:40 a.m. in Soldotna on Friday when a gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., and killed 26 people.… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2012
  • By By Rashah McChesney

Salmon lessons not by the book

When it comes to salmon, southern Kenai Peninsula students get an opportunity to set aside textbooks in favor of some hands-on learning, thanks to the… Continue reading

Community reaches out to homeless teens

When Marlaina Thiel, the liaison for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Students in Transition Program, and Jan O’Rourke of TUFF, Teens United for a… Continue reading

Kasilof man convicted of two 1998 murders dies in prison

Robert V. Freeman, a Kasilof man who was sentenced in 1999 for murdering two Kenai Peninsula women, died Sunday at the Anchorage Correctional Center. He… Continue reading

Big Brothers Big Sisters ready to bowl

Teams are needed now for the March “Bowl for Kids Sake,” a fundraiser benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters. Volunteers can participate by signing up to… Continue reading

AP man injured in collision, faces charges

A head-on collision last week in Girdwood injured an Anchor Point man. Girdwood Fire Department emergency medical technicians took Ralph E. Adams, 60, to Providence… Continue reading

Giving smile back included 23 appointments over two years

Giving Paula Lee her smile wasn’t a simple process. First, she had to complete an application for the Give Back a Smile program, a national… Continue reading

Depreciation: It’s a red herring in debate over sales tax on food

D uring this ongoing debate about raising food taxes, our city council keeps bringing up the issue of adequate funding for the city’s depreciation reserve… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2012
  • By Mike Heimbuch

Borough stealing land from citizens

In 1996, the Kenai Peninsula Borough began to take control of private land from property owners, with no compensation to the owner. Then in 2008… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2012

Thanks for interviews

• I would like to publicly thank Jessie Cashman, human resource director of South Peninsula Hospital, for the time she spent to come to Voznesenka… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2012