Summer prep with fly fishing clinic

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 21:22

There’s no time for training once the summer fishing season is in full swing, so Lee Kuepper of Double Haul Fly Fishing took the opportunity to lead two fly-fishing clinics on May 13 in Soldotna Creek Park.

Fishing report: Hail to the kings

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 21:21

There were plenty of anglers on the Anchor River’s opening day this year, but king salmon were in shorter supply.

Agency takes tectonics study to earthquake-prone Alaska

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 21:20

ANCHORAGE — Alaska averages 40,000 earthquakes per year, with more large quakes than the other 49 states combined, and America’s shakiest state is about to have its ground examined like never before.

Major sponsor pulls Iditarod support

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 21:20

ANCHORAGE — The world’s most famous sled dog race has lost a major backer, and Alaska race officials are blaming animal rights organizations for pressuring corporate sponsors outside the state like Wells Fargo with “manipulative information” about the treatment of the dogs.

One week down without much progress

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 21:24

JUNEAU — Legislators ended their first week of a special session Wednesday with little progress in passing a state budget or bills relating to a restructuring of state finances, which are now mostly dependent on oil revenues and savings accounts.

Nikiski grads put cap on high school careers

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:06

Nikiski graduates know how to have fun.

What others say: Legislature in overtime again

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:31

For most of us, 121 days is a decent length of time. It’s about the length of an Interior summer, for instance, which most of us would like to see longer but which is nonetheless sufficient to tide us through the winter. It’s more days than President Donald Trump has been in office. But for Alaska’s Legislature, it hasn’t been enough time to come to a budget solution, despite two previous years to come to grips with the problem. The stances of the House and Senate, in fact, haven’t changed appreciably since about the first month of the session. And although Alaska’s multibillion-dollar budget deficit is a big, serious problem that requires substantial time and effort to fix, it’s hard to make the argument that all the time in the past 121 days has been productively spent.

Op-ed: Friendly world, hostile home

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:30

Americans hold their breath and hope against hope that President Donald Trump makes it through his overseas trip without further embarrassing the United States on the world stage. Even if he manages to pull off all the heads-of-state pageantry in far-off lands, he cannot distance himself from the piles of mess he’s left back home.

Kenai Alt graduates look forward

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:24

Kenai Alternative High School

Roadwork ahead for Old Sterling Highway

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 22:41

Motorists who frequent the Old Sterling Highway as an alternative to the main highway on the southern Kenai Peninsula will see some improvements down the road.