KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Parnell, Walker joust at Soldotna forum

SOLDOTNA - While one candidate reminded voters that they have four options for governor, two opponents spent some time during a Wednesday debate trying to discredit one another. Read more

Vessel name honors Wash. mudslide victims, rescuers

KENAI - A few months ago, a major event changed Natasha Huestis' life. On March 22, a mudslide near Oso, Washington, claimed the lives of Huestis' daughter and mother. Read more

Group supports parents of special needs kids

SOLDOTNA - For parents of kids with special needs, running to various doctor appointments, activities and just completing everyday errands leaves little time for moms and dads to consider their own needs. Read more

Medical facilities can't reach agreement

The Surgery Center of Kenai recently opened its doors to patients on Trading Bay Road in Kenai, but it is facing some restrictions on which patients can be treated. Read more

Kenai assembly considers vote-by-mail elections

Originally, it was thought that holding Kenai Peninsula Borough elections by mail would be more cost effective, but according to a fiscal note, it would actually cost more money. Read more

Kenai health center on alert for measles

Tourists this season could bring more than money to the area. With a high number of measles outbreaks in the Lower 48 from Jan. Read more

Advanced radar for drones arrives in Kenai

KENAI - The technology has arrived - all 12.5 ounces of it. John Parker, president and COO of Integrated Robotics Imaging Systems in Kenai, received collision avoidance radar for small drones last week. Read more

Preschoolers learn about environment, animals

KENAI - Once a month the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Center adorned with taxidermy and kids' artwork fills up with preschoolers and their parents as well as a few siblings eager to learn, play and create. Read more

Alaska officials plan Sterling Highway work

KENAI - The Sterling Highway, which serves as the southern Kenai Peninsula's road connection to the rest of the state, is inching closer to the edge of the bluff as soil falls away at a rate of about 1 foot annually. Read more

Soldotna plans more meetings for SAD projects

The City of Soldotna has scheduled additional opportunities for dialogue with residents affected by special assessment districts. Read more

Trooper dog gets protective vest

KENAI - Safety is important for all Alaska State Troopers including those with four legs. Read more

Soldotna to see solar-powered trash compactors

SOLDOTNA - City of Soldotna employees are going to be receiving texts from trash soon. To cut the amount of time city employees spend collecting trash from parks and recreation facilities, the city has purchased solar-powered trash bins. Read more

Police compete, train at state conference in Kenai

KENAI - The buzzer sounds. Grab the 40-Cal Glock. Six targets set at the same height and distance stand in front of you. Shoot them. Pow. Pow. Pow. Pow. Pow. Reload - only five rounds per magazine. Pow. Read more

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