Alaska Editorial: Time for Alaskans to engage in budget process

...crisis - and looking for input from Alaskans to address the issue.Randall Hoffbeck spoke to a joint meeting of the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce, and when it comes to looking for ways to ensure expenditures don't outpace revenue, a roomful of...
Soldotna loses, regains mayor

For just under two minutes on Wednesday, Soldotna had no mayor.Current mayor Nels Anderson resigned and it took a few minutes for city council members to unanimously vote both...
Soldotna dedicates Purple Heart monument

SOLDOTNA - A memorial installed approximately a year ago in Soldotna Creek Park was officially dedicated last weekend...during state Sen. Peter Micciche's term as mayor of Soldotna between 2008 and 2013. Nelson said the monument...
Soldotna sweeps skating competition

SOLDOTNA - Team Soldotna ranked first in the three-day Riverskate competition held last weekend...20th year - drew more than 150 contenders from eight rinks to the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. All teams are members of the international...
Soldotna library trades fines for food

A public library in Soldotna is hoping to relieve hunger and financial...year, the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Soldotna Public Library is celebrating National...Wolfe credit for spreading the idea in Soldotna.As of Monday, 537 of the library's...
Soldotna city officials balk at helping acquire golf course

KENAI - A health foundation's plan to acquire a Soldotna golf course has been shot down by officials who questioned using city money to acquire a private entity.The Soldotna City Council on Wednesday rejected the introduction of an ordinance...
Group celebrates 25 years of dice game

SOLDOTNA - Following the crisp ring of a tarnished hand bell, the sporadic clack of rolling dice echoes through Etta Mae Near's Soldotna home on Friday evening. Another round of 'Bunco' has begun.Twelve players...
SUV, trooper patrol car roll in accident

SOLDOTNA - An Alaska State Trooper and another man were treated for non-life threatening...Troopers say in a web posting that 59-year-old Edmond Mallette Jr. of Soldotna was driving a sport-utility vehicle southbound at Mile 99 of the highway...
Teacher accused of raping student released on bail

...geographic areas where Anderson is barred from going, including the Soldotna Fred Meyer store, Safeway and Arby's in Kenai, Kenai and Soldotna's public libraries, the Soldotna teen center, all Kenai Peninsula Borough schools and local or state...
Gov. Walker appoints marijuana board members

...I did have a couple of days notice; we just weren't able to talk about it," he said.The other three appointees are Soldotna police chief Peter Mlyarnik (public safety), Mark Springer of Bethel (rural) and Brandon Emmett of Fairbanks (industry...


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