News

It had been a grueling though breathtakingly beautiful afternoon, skiing, breaking trail for nearly six hours in order to reach a remote Kenai National Wildlife Refuge cabin. Though I awoke the next morning slightly sore from hauling a sled piled high with gear, it was too glorious a day not to partake in a leisurely New Year’s ski. It would also, I hoped, free my tight joints and loosen those overworked muscles. Heading back to the cabin I heard something break the silence — the muffled drone of a low flying plane as it made its way over a ridge and began scouting the lake.

This Week’s Circulars

 

Local News

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 21:03

The time is now: Ice fishing

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 21:07

Photo: Cold front

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 21:02

Assembly passes resolution clarifying intent on invocation policy

The debate over the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s controversial invocation policy continued Tuesday, though not much actually changed.

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Wed, 01/18/2017 - 21:02

Mayor addresses state, borough outlook

Though the Kenai Peninsula Borough and the state are separate entities in charge of their own finances, the two are so intertwined that the future of the borough depends on the Legislature setting the state’s finances straight, according to Borough Mayor Mike Navarre.

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Crime & Courts

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 22:30

Cancer now No. 1 killer in 22 states, ahead of heart disease

NEW YORK — Cancer is becoming the No. 1 killer in more and more states as deaths from heart disease have declined, new health statistics show.... Read more