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On behalf of the Kenai Peninsula United Way I would like to thank all those who helped with our Allocations Process. We were honored to have a total of 20 citizens to form the allocations committee this year. Some of you came from Homer and Seward and we appreciate the time it took away from your ev...

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 9:08am

With the conclusion of our daughter’s 2014 school year and graduation from Nikiski High School, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank the staff of Nikiski North Star and Nikiski High School for their service to our children over the years. Over 25 years ago, we chose to live in Nikiski becaus...

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 10:33am

OK, the parade has ended. The picnic goodies are put away, and the guys with the funny hats and flags have gone home. Memorial Day is over. Did you do your part? No, I'm not talking about turning out for a rally or watching aging veterans marching by.

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 1:38pm

The Department of Corrections is extremely overcrowded. Every facility in the state has prisoners sleeping on mattresses on floors, cruel and inhumane treatment. This is very unsafe for all concerned and the results of decades of excessive sentencing in Alaska. It costs approximately $58,000.00 per ...

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 8:30am

Who opened up this can of worms again? We already have a bed tax here in the Kenai Peninsula Borough. It is called the "Moock Tax" and was adopted years ago by the borough assembly.

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 5:30pm

Last month, one of the Peninsula's most successful coaches, Mark Devenney, passed away while battling cancer.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 7:16pm

Huffington Post is emphasizing National Women’s Health Week, May 12-18, in several ways. Sandra Fluke pointed out the crisis of sexual assaults in America’s universities and colleges (May 14). According to statistics, 193,200 of 966,000 women earning degrees will be either raped or sexually assa...

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 8:31am

I stay abreast on world events. Because mainstream media parrots Washington, D.C., I look to alternative media sources. I watched an excellent discussion on the issues surrounding the Ukrainian crisis. Stephen Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies at New York University and at Princeton Unive...

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 8:29am

Kenai Senior Center’s Meals on Wheels Fundraiser in support of their home meals program so “No Senior Goes Hungry” was held on April 25, and once again the community came together with outstanding support. We had tremendous response from businesses and corporations who donated funds, materials...

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 8:22am

Since I am not moviegoer, only for the second time in my 37 years on the Kenai, I went to the Kambe Friday evening to see “Heaven Is For Real.” In driving from Alaska to Texas last fall we stopped off in Imperial, Nebraska and had the privilege of visiting with Sonya Burpo, Colton’s mother. Wh...

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 8:20am


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