Recent News Stories

Five wolf cubs rescued from the Funny River wildfire earlier this summer near Soldotna are leaving Alaska on July 15 for their new home at the Minnesota Zoo.


Commercial salmon fishing is picking up in the waters of Lower Cook Inlet with several areas opening this week in the Kamishak Bay, Outer, and Southern Districts.


Renowned boat builder Renn Tolman passed away July 5 at his cabin in Homer. He was 80 years old. He was the designer of the Tolman Skiff. In the words of one of his friends, the day he died, “we lost an icon.”

The City of Seldovia comprehensive plan went before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly with strong community support at its regular meeting July 1.

When the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets again later this month, it may again take up the issue of voting by mail. The Assembly couldn’t make a definitive vote on the matter at its last meeting July 1.

The Kachemak Bay Celtic Club's fourth annual Highland Games were last weekend at Karen Hornaday park in Homer. The Games drew visitors, athletes, and performers from around the state.


Researchers are beginning to study the effects of the Funny River Fire on the thousands of acres burned by the blaze. University of Alaska Fairbanks Professor Dr. Mark Wipfli was in Soldotna to take a look at the fire’s impacts.

Governor Sean Parnell was in Soldotna Tuesday to sign several bills into law. Parnell touted signs of growth in the energy industry as evidence that recent legislation has worked for Alaskans.