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I would like to express my (belated) thanks and appreciation to Don Johnson and the two passing truckers who helped me out about six weeks ago. I was on my way into town when two moose came out of the woods and crossed the road in front of me.

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 5:26pm

I am a retired Army Soldier, with 24 years of service, and two combat tours. I am a full-time Alaska resident, and have been in the state for a total of 14 years. I have lived on Fort Richardson, Fort Wainwright, and now, in Eagle River. I currently serve as a defense contractor on Joint Base Elmend...

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 9:44am

House Bill 199, a bill introduced in the legislature last year by Representative Bryce Edgmon, would authorize Village Public Safety Officers (VPSOs) to carry firearms in the course of their duties. The bill attempts to give VPSOs a self-protection tool, a firearm, when carrying out law enforcement....

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 9:38am

What's up with snow removal this year? I've lived here going on 30 years now, and for better than 20 of those years my job has involved snow removal. I understand what it takes and a good system when I see it.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 9:05pm

I’m a property owner on the lower Kenai River and have seen the decline in the amount of King salmon over the past 20 years. I have done bank restoration per the Kenai River Center requirements to help give salmon fry a safe haven from the predators when they are at the fry stage. I hope to enjoy ...

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:19am

We recently attended our grand daughter’s band/choir concert at Soldotna Elementary. The kids did a great job in their performance. The problem is with the parents. There was a group of little girls that were allowed to run around during the performance, playing, running back and forth between the...

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:17am

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the individuals, families, organizations, and businesses that helped make our 2013 Christmas Drive a success. This year we were able to provide Christmas dinner, toys, and winter clothing for 48 families, including 143 children, in our local school...

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:15am

Soldotna Library Friends (Friends of the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Library) received $1,175 from over twenty generous donors in 2013 through the Pick. Click. Give program when they filed online for their Permanent Fund Dividend.

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 5:24pm

As a life-long outdoors man and fisherman in Washington State, I have seen the West Coast sport and commercial salmon industry disappear in my life time. As a child, I thrilled to the seasonal news of ‘Columbia River hogs’ and ‘Skagit River kings.’ Today, my grandchildren know nothing of the...

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 9:26am

Hopefully, KPBSD Superintendent Steve Atwater’s suggestion to close the Skyview High School pool as a cost cutting measure will be examined thoughtfully and rejected for three important reasons. 1. Closing a Borough asset that addresses a health and safety issue is unthinkable. The drowning rate i...

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 9:25am


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