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When I tell young Alaskans about the economy I found here 42 years ago I often see disbelief in their eyes. Unlike today, every industry and job paid substantially more than the Lower 48. A good all-round hand in an Alaska logging camp earned about $5,000 per month compared with the $3,846 I paid fo...

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 7:43am

In an op-ed of March 19, 2015, Speaker Mike Chenault said "Legislature can break the budget deadlock if Democrats are willing to compromise.

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 1:22pm

The second annual Kenai River Cleanup was held May 7-16, 2015 and it was a huge success. Over 500 students from the Kenai Borough School District and Cook Inlet Academy cleaned up trash along the Kenai River at Izaak Walton, Morgan’s Landing, Bing’s Landing, Rotary Park, Centennial Park, Swiftwa...

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 7:57am

At times there is much ado about the public school education budget.

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:05pm

My 92-year-old brother does not have a Senior Center in Iowa. Very few people do. We can waste tax money on a park that about .001 percent of the people use, but not on our senior home? Question: Did the residents all get an increase in their income, Madam Mayor? I am not able to get around any more...

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 7:48am

I didn’t know that massively cutting public education across Alaska was so important that some legislators would threaten to jeopardize our dividend to do that. That’s the new GOP plan. There’s a law on the books capping state oil tax credit payments in low oil revenue years. They’re suppose...

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 7:43am

Dear readers, my name is Sarra and I am an AFS exchange student from Tunisia living in Kasilof with the Nelsons. I would like you to know that hosting students or sending your own children on a foreign exchange is a great way to learn about the world, have fun and share life lasting memories. The be...

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 7:41am

The Nikiski High School Class of 2015 and the parents of the After Grad Committee would like to thank the following for their wonderful and generous support for the After Graduation Celebration. We could not provide the safe and fun environment for our graduates without your help! Thank you for your...

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 7:38am

Thank you to all the local businesses and organizations that have so generously given scholarships and awards to students of Nikiski High School.

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 2:36pm

On behalf of the Kenai Watershed Forum I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the following organizations for providing their support for our Kenai River watershed spring water quality sampling event, held last week May 4th and May 5th: — AK Department of Environmental Conservation — AK...

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 8:24am


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