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'I am all about customizing what you want'; new gift shop opens in Kenai
At a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, the Kenai Chamber of Commerce recognized the peninsula’s newest small business. Located just behind Arby’s in the heart of Kenai is Madly Krafty, a one-stop gift shop specializing in hand-crafted goods. Custom-made coffee cups, ornaments, woodworking and t-shirts are just some...
Chamber presentation highlights the history of Kenai's most recognizable site
Russian fur traders first found their way to Kenai in the 1780s, establishing the first European settlement on the Alaska mainland. Although these fur traders didn’t actually hunt sea otters or fur seals, they traded Russian blue beads for furs with the Native Dena'ina people. The Russians would then...
Federal officials say state owes Kenai school district $5 million
The State of Alaska owes the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and two other Alaska school districts millions, according to a letter from the U.S. Department of Education. The letter, dated Dec. 22, is addressed to Alaska Commissioner of Education Deena Bishop. It says that during the 2021-2022 school year,...
Mat-Su, Kenai Peninsula schools affected by winter storm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Over 20 schools in the Mat-Su and Kenai Peninsula school districts announced closures or delayed starts Thursday due to a winter storm impacting Southcentral Alaska. Four schools in the Mat-Su Borough School District announced an online remote learning day, including:. Su-Valley Jr/Sr High. Talkeetna Elementary. Trapper...
The total snowfall Kenai Peninsula Borough got in January
Stacker compiled data on the snowfall that Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska received in January 2024 using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information
A Taste of Italy in Alaska: The 3 Must-Try Italian Restaurants in Soldotna
In this article, we explore three exquisite Italian restaurants in Soldotna. Have you had the chance to dine in any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Please share your experiences in the comments section below.
Kenaitze buys Kendall Ford building for Kenai bus depot
A former Kenai car dealership will become a transit hub for an upcoming tribal-run bus system. The Kenaitze Indian Tribe has been working on developing a fixed-route bus system on the Central Peninsula for a few years now. The bus would serve the general public, not just tribal members. Consultants...
Friday Evening 02/23/2024
Jr. Iditarod is a 150 mile dogsled race for mushers ages 14 to 17. Addy Pederson, the only competitive youth musher on the southern Kenai Peninsula, is racing this year for the first time; and The State of Alaska owes the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and two other Alaska districts millions, according to a December letter from the U.S. Department of Education.
Soldotna City Council Adopts Downtown Riverfront Redevelopment Plan: What Local Residents Need to Know
On February 14, 2024, the Soldotna City Council adopted the Soldotna Downtown Riverfront Redevelopment Plan. This plan will guide the City’s redevelopment efforts over the next several years and will play an important role in the City's economic development strategy. Learn more about the Riverfront Redevelopment Plan and review the approved plan at www.SoldotnaRiverfront.org.Visit here for more details.
Today the gas price is close to $3.08 in Soldotna as of 2024-02-23. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.267, a week ago the price is $3.284 , according to AAA.
Soldotna, February 23 High School 🏀 Game Notice
There are 4 high school 🏀 games in Soldotna. The Houston High School basketball team will have a game with Soldotna High School on February 23, 2024, 18:00:00 CST. The Houston High School basketball team will have a game with Soldotna High School on February 23, 2024, 19:30:00 CST.
Evening Newscast — February 22, 2024
The state owes the Kenai school district more than $5 million, according to a letter from the U.S. Department of Education. And a Kenai Chamber Luncheon presenter tells the story of Kenai’s iconic Russian Orthodox Church.
Everything Bagels changes hands, offers new bakery items
The Central Peninsula’s only bagel shop has a new owner, and some new menu items. Everything Bagels in Soldotna, located near Beemuns on the Kenai Spur Highway, opened in 2016. It went up for sale last fall, and in December, Craig Schwartz bought the business. “Honestly, it just seemed...
Tuesday Evening 02/20/2024
Craft beer enjoyers defied the cold this weekend at Soldotna’s annual Frozen RiverFest. Fisheries surveys are an essential tool for sustainable fisheries management, but in the midst of marine heat waves, surveys of pollock abundance in the Gulf of Alaska made wildly different estimates. Support for the production of...
Evening Newscast — February 20, 2024
A retired Air Force general and fighter pilot runs for the District 8 State House Seat. Plus, a new study shows that pollock abundance surveys may not fully account for the way fish respond to climate change.
Evening Newscast — February 19, 2024
Riley Board is a Report For America participant and senior reporter at KDLL covering rural communities on the central Kenai Peninsula.
'We’ve got the best beer in the world'; Frozen RiverFest spotlight's Alaska's breweries
Along the semi-frozen banks of the Kenai River, beer flows like water. Bonfires and live blues music set the mood, while hundreds gather at Soldotna Creek Park to quench their thirst for some of the best craft beer Alaska has to offer. Hosted by the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, Saturday’s...
Lawmakers aim numerous bills at alleviating Southcentral Alaska’s natural gas supply crunch
When Southcentral Alaska utilities nearly ran out of deliverable natural gas during last month’s extreme cold snap, state lawmakers received a clear message: The looming shortage of energy has become an urgent problem. For years, there have been warnings about dwindling supplies of natural gas that heat homes and keep the lights on in Alaska’s […] The post Lawmakers aim numerous bills at alleviating Southcentral Alaska’s natural gas supply crunch appeared first on Alaska Beacon.
Fatal avalanche in Kenai Mountains sparks warning on elevated risk
Experts have issued a report on an avalanche that killed a skier in the Kenai Mountains this week. Forecasters from the Chugach National Forest Avalance Information Center surveyed the site of the accident near Summit Lake. They say three skiers were going up John Mountain Tuesday and triggered that avalanche.
Soldotna trailer park residents reach confidential settlement with landlord
Residents of a Soldotna trailer park have settled out of court with their landlord in a confidential settlement after filing a suit late last year, which claimed an illegal eviction and insufficient utilities. Nineteen residents are named as defendants in the suit, filed in Kenai Superior Court on Dec. 11...