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Kenai draft budget increases $48,386

...Kenai's administration drafted a budget of $25.7 million, an increase of $48,386 from the previous fiscal year. One new expense is a 1.40 percent cost-of-living increase to the payment of city employees, requiring the city to...

...permits for antlerless deer this year by 30,000, or about 4 percent, following a 7 percent reduction the previous year. One commissioner said the harsh winter weather factored into his decision, but there's also a broader effort to boost...
Soccer season preview: Hot start to the season

...year, Kenai will have to find enough athletes to get the job done, after losing several starters to graduation last year.One of the key figures returning this year is senior goalkeeper Wren Norwood. Reemtsma said Norwood had knee surgery in...
Rich Lowry: Rand Paul's uncertain trumpet

...was "a long time ago," as if the statute of limitations on prior positions expires long before the passage of eight years.One wonders how far Paul would push this. In 2012, Paul was the lone vote against a Senate resolution in favor of preventing...
Soldotna Hardware & Fishing awards winners of Annual Ice Fishing Derby

...and one gentleman from McGrath come in for a weekend to fish and we even had a visitor from Texas join in the derby this year one weekend," said Miller. At the annual awards presentation Soldotna Hardware & Fishing was packed with ice fishers waiting...
Kenai's Annika Oren chosen as Alaska's Youth of the Year

...qualities, academic achievements, service to Club and community, life goals, poise and public speaking ability. Each year, one young person from a Boys & Girls Club rises to the roll of National Youth of the Year, becoming an ambassador who speaks...
Board of Game to take up Kenai Peninsula issues

...others. Several proposals deal with shortening the moose season unit-wide or adjusting the season to open later in the year. One would redefine what constitutes a legal bull moose and others deal with opening non-resident moose seasons. The board...
Pioneer Potluck: About the American and Alaskan Flag Alaska. A few years ago we had a very tall "lonesome" pine swirl in tiny circles at the top in wind storms, for years. One day during a windy day - it twisted off at the base and fell down the hill. It was hollow inside. Our first flag flew...
K-Beach residents need to watch for flooding issues

...accepting roads that don't even meet its own specifications. After looking at how the wetlands maps have increased over the years one has to think it is the Borough's intent to create de-facto wetlands by not allowing the surface water to drain. A...
What others say: Alaska needs budget leadership

...meaning our state needs to take prompt and forward-thinking action now to avoid or minimize deficits in the coming years.One such idea came to the fore 10 years ago, proposed by then-Gov. Frank Murkowski and endorsed eagerly by the Alaska...


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