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a Homer clinic

Homer sexual and reproductive health clinic expands to Kenai

Homer-based Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic is piloting a program on the central peninsula bringing services to Kenai two Fridays each month, starting Nov. 18.
an earthquake seismometer

Want to host an earthquake seismometer? Researchers are looking for help on the Kenai Peninsula

Researchers are looking for homes for seismometers that will help them learn more about the earth underneath the Kenai Peninsula.
Gary Knopp

Victims’ families settle suits in Gary Knopp midair collision over Soldotna

A new settlement will put to rest several lawsuits over the 2020 midair collision that killed then-state Rep. Gary Knopp and six other people.
a woman holds a baby and a $4,000 check

Got a business idea? Pitch it to Soldotna’s own ‘Shark Tank’

Like the TV show, Spark Soldotna has local entrepreneurs pitch their best business ideas to a slate of local judges, or “sharks.”
Halloween revelers

Ghouls and graphs: Soldotna house tallies 779 trick-or-treaters

Even with a heads-up from the neighbors, Nick Berlon and Nikki Stein got more trick-or-treaters last year than they were expecting — 731. This year, they were ready.
a man in a hard hat

Homer Electric’s energy storage system powered by Tesla

In Soldotna, a fleet of Tesla batteries is helping with a mundane but important task — regulating the Kenai Peninsula’s supply of electricity.
a sign

Kenai Peninsula ski season off to an early, snowy start

It’s not too early to get in first tracks on a handful of ski trail systems around the Kenai Peninsula.
a man in a suit talks into a microphone

Pierce confirms he’s staying in Alaska governor’s race after running mate drops out

Republican candidate Charlie Pierce is being sued by a former assistant for sexual harassment.
Cook Inlet

Cook Inlet oil and gas sale gets final environmental review

The Cook Inlet oil and gas lease auction has been scheduled for the day of Congress’s deadline to post a date — Dec. 31, 2022.
Skyview Middle School

Charges: Ex-Kenai borough employee took secret photos of women, girls at school pools

Soldotna man Isaac Davis, 33, was arrested for allegedly taking illicit photos and videos of a minor at the Skyview Middle School pool in Soldotna and a woman at his home.
Angela and Brian Hall

‘A virtual life sentence’ — Prison reform advocates still hopeful about second-look legislation

There are 30 people incarcerated in Alaska today who were convicted of their crimes as juveniles, some still decades away from a chance at parole.
Ronald Beyering

Soldotna man wanted after setting home ablaze and shooting at its residents, troopers say

Ronald Beyering, 62, is wanted on charges of attempted murder, arson and criminal mischief.
two renamed Chugach peaks

‘Yuyanq’ Ch’ex’: Chugach peaks get new Dena’ina names

North and South Yuyanq’ Ch’ex peaks, as they’ll be known from here on out, tower 5,000 feet above Turnagain Arm and are popular spots for Southcentral hikers.
two women talking

Tribe to hold virtual Dena’ina workshop for early language learners

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe received a two-year Emergency Native Language grant from the American Rescue Plan Act to hold free Dena’ina language workshops for beginners.
the Dena'ina Wellness Center

Kenai Peninsula Borough tribes get federal grant to address opioid abuse

The Kenaitze Indian and Ninilchik Village tribes, along with the Native Village of Tyonek, are receiving about $1 million in federal funds to combat opioid abuse.
fishing boats

Feds working on new plan for contentious Cook Inlet fishery

Federal officials have started working on a new Cook Inlet salmon fishery management plan, months after a court said their plan to completely close the fishery was unjust.
An oil platform at dusk

Alaska oil and gas jobs slow to bounce back to pre-pandemic levels

“I would’ve expected that employment would’ve recovered more than it has so far,” said Neal Fried, a state economist.
fishing boats

Rewrite of federal fisheries law navigates rough partisan waters

Even though a rewrite of the Magnuson-Stevens Act cleared the House Natural Resources Committee, its path forward is anything but guaranteed.
a turkey tail fungus

Fruit and fungi: What to forage on the Kenai Peninsula this fall

The constant barrage of rain has come at the chagrin of a lot of Alaskans in Southcentral this summer. But Jenni Trissel, of Homer, said it’s been awesome for foragers.
a cabin in the woods, near mountains

Forest Service to build new cabins in the Tongass and Chugach

It’s not often the Forest Service gets to build new cabins.