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Soldotna LGBTQ+ pride fest didn’t draw a crowd this year
Last year’s LGBTQ Pride parade and festival in Soldotna was far better attended than this year’s event on Saturday at the Soldotna Creek Park, even though the weather cooperated and there was plenty of advertising. Although drag queen performers were brought in from Anchorage, their performances weren’t as...
Soldotna advancing on arts and culture master plan
The City of Soldotna is closing in on a master plan for arts and culture in the city, something that has been in the works since Soldotna won a state grant late last year. After soliciting public feedback this spring, the city is getting ready to debut survey results, and create a streamlined process for working with artists and creators in Soldotna.
Soldotna Police Release Details On Multiple Vehicle Collision
Soldotna police responded to a multiple vehicle collision on the Sterling Highway at Forty Seventh Street near the Soldotna “Y” on May 24th, 2023 at 8:10 p.m. Gregory Parrish, 33, of Soldotna, was driving southbound on the Sterling Highway at a high rate of speed and rear ended another vehicle in front of him, causing the vehicle to lose control.
Borough Mayor Updates Status Of Sterling Zip Mart
After receiving calls and Facebook notifications about the Sterling ZipMart, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Peter Micciche is taking steps to remove the collapsing building in Sterling. Sterling Zip Mart operated as a fueling station in 1985 and was operated by the current owners, Whittier Properties, from April of 1990 to...
Discover The Kenai
Discover the Kenai Peninsula with KSRM Radio Group and Shop Local this Summer! This Tuesday and Thursday the station crew will be stopping by local businesses to learn more about the great stores and products on the Kenai. Tuesday will at Sweeney’s Clothing from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and...
Soldotna requests changes to planning commission ordinance
When the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday considers whether or not to shrink the borough’s planning commission, it will also mull input on the issue provided by the City of Soldotna. Soldotna City Council members last week voted to send a list of proposed changes to an ordinance...
Stars Shine In 14-3 Win Over Kardinals For State Baseball Title
The Soldotna Stars became the first team to repeat as Alaska School Activities Association D2 Baseball State Champions after a 14-3 win over Northern Lights Conference rival Kenai Central High School on Saturday afternoon at Wasilla High School. The victory for the Stars was a mercy-rule decision in five innings.
SoHi & Kenai Record Opening Round Victories At Division II State Baseball Championships
The Soldotna Stars and Kenai Kardinals notched first-round victories at the 2023 ASAA Division II State Baseball Championships on Thursday advancing both teams into the winner’s-bracket semi-final on Friday at Wasilla High School. Soldotna 12, Palmer 9. The Soldotna Stars earned a wire-to-wire 12-9 victory over the Palmer Moose...
Lost Male Bird
Description: My cockatiel, Pumpkin Pi, flew out our back door this morning. He is hand trained and responds to the Bluey Theme song when whistled. This was his first flight as his wings just became long enough to fly in the last few weeks. Reported by: Celeste 907-252-7835.
Kenai Peninsula Borough Analyzes Results From Recent Survey
From April 22 to May 14, the Kenai Peninsula Borough (KPB) surveyed residents to gather critical data regarding their experience with services provided by KPB. It was a crucial step in the mayor’s efforts to include KPB residents in realizing a vision of a better and more responsive borough government. The systematic approach gave the mayor and directors some insight into how residents rate the services they are receiving and where improvements are needed over a large swath of issues.
In celebration of Memorial Day, the American Legion’s Post 20 hosted two ceremonies Monday in partnership with the City of Kenai. The two ceremonies were largely similar, featuring a procession of the color guard, a firing salute and a series of speeches and prayers by American Legion Post 20 members and other guests.
Nikiski pool to get new boiler, other upgrades
The popular Nikiski pool is getting a new boiler and other upgrades, after the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved money for the project this month. “We’ve got some aging infrastructure here,” said Eric Eleton, director of the North Peninsula Recreation Service Area, which manages the pool. “It’s been here for a while, and generally we try to take care of them before they reach the end of their natural life, that way we’re not stuck with emergency projects.”
A New Bypass Lane Is Underway On S. Spruce Street In Kenai
The Kenai City Council adopted a resolution that may help relieve long wait times for individuals traveling S. Spruce St. that either already have passes purchased or are local traffic not in need of purchasing a pass during the busy fishing season. A reallocation of funds within the Municipal Roadway...
Evening Newscast — May 31, 2023
The Nikiski pool is getting a new boiler, and other infrastructure upgrades. And deaths due to drinking alcohol have risen rapidly in the state in recent years.
Harbor seal pups rescued in Nikiski, Cordova
Four harbor seals have been rescued and brought to the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward over the last two weeks. One, discovered this past Sunday, was rescued from a Nikiski beach, while the other three were rescued from the Copper River near Cordova in three separate sightings. In Nikiski, a...
Dodson to head Watershed Forum
The Kenai Watershed Forum announced Thursday that Trenten Dodson has been appointed as their new executive director. Dodson is stepping into a role held since last summer by interim Executive Director Mitch Michaud. A release from the forum says Dodson has a significant background in fisheries management and habitat restoration...
Evening Newscast — May 30, 2023
Kenai Peninsula Borough survey results will drive road maintenance improvements next year, and police warn bar-goers to be vigilant against drugged drinks.
Kenai Conversation: Mariculture money
This week, we’re joined by Haley Terpenny, Grant Technician with the Build Back Better mariculture cluster, Tim Dillon, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District (KPEDD), and Caitlin Coreson, Programs Director at KPEDD. We’re talking about mariculture, the farming of seaweed and shellfish. Back in September, a...
Thursday Evening 06/01/23
Nikiski pool is getting a new boiler. Kodiak’s Crabfest turns 65. The production of the local evening newscast is made possible by the generous support of Duncan House Diner and Bay Realty. Josh is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a degree in communications and broadcasting, and...
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