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We would like to thank the many generous people who donated hundreds of dollars at our recent talk at the Kenai Peninsula College about woolly mammoths. The donations will help defray the costs of radiocarbon dating a tusk fragment, a rib fragment, and one or two molars....

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 8:45am

On May 1, City of Soldotna residents will go to the polls to decide the fate of the new visitors center.  Lets add up the numbers -- purchase price $2.1 million, renovations $0.5 million, additional city employees $$$. Lost tax revenue $21,000 per year. Lost potential commercial enterprise that...

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 8:43am

Regarding Ordinance 2012-07, Service Area Boards from Elected to Appointed: Learning moments. There are many when serving on the Assembly. But, I think the vocal public reaction to the above ordinance is unfortunate. Yes, anyone who is willing to step up and serve on the Borough Assembly, had better...

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 8:41am

National Boys & Girls Club Week, April 16 -20, is the time each year when some 4,000 communities across the nation, including our communities here on the Kenai Peninsula, celebrate the important work of their local Boys & Girls Clubs - saving and changing young lives, every day, every week -...

Sun, 04/15/2012 - 8:00am

Our hospital, a place of health and healing, suffers from a serious illness.  Ironically, the very people elected or appointed to keep the hospital healthy have failed to honestly look at the injuries, hoping that by ignoring the symptoms the problems will disappear.   Most of us will...

Mon, 04/16/2012 - 8:56am

I support borough assembly Ordinance 2012-07 to appoint, rather than elect, members to service area boards. Board members provide an important public service and do so whether appointed or elected. We have a good history of appointed board activity. It is easier for people new to politics to apply f...

Mon, 04/16/2012 - 8:53am

A big round of applause goes to all the wonderful volunteers who helped with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's Forensics competition held at Sterling Elementary on March 3. Over 30 volunteers came to help support 153 incredible students as they recited poems, told stories, and performed ...

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 8:48am

"Just around the corner in every woman's mind-is a lovely dress, a wonderful suit, or entire costume which will make an enchanting new creature for her." These words by fashion editor Wilhela Cushman flashed into my mind this past week. I witnessed ladies from area schools beam with delight when the...

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 8:44am

Soldotna-Kenai Women's Bowling Association held their 52nd Annual City Tournament and 2nd Annual Bowl 4 A Cure Tournament  March 24, 25, 31, and April 1. Thanks goes out to all the SKWBA members who participated and to our generous local business's for supporting our cause and making this the h...

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 8:41am

Hello! My name is Ethan L. I am a fifth grade student at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa. My class is studying the history and geography of the United States. I was so lucky that I got the great state Alaska to research. I would really appreciate it if you would send me a state map or a s...

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 8:38am


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