KPC focuses on success in face of financial strain

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 22:20

In the face of Alaska’s fiscal crisis, Kenai Peninsula College has been working to maintain a quality education with decreased funding, according to the college’s annual report which spans from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

State to renovate Eagle Rock boat launch

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 22:17

By next July the state-owned Eagle Rock boat launch on the Kenai Spur Highway will have a wider ramp with dredged launch space, a floating dock, and barriers to prevent boat trailers from edging into the surrounding wetlands, according to plans by its managers, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Park and Outdoor Recreation.

Intruder pulls fire alarm, arrested at Sterling Elementary

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 22:17

A man who activated a fire alarm at Sterling Elementary School on Friday was arrested, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Homer residents get new program, place to exercise with SPH physicians

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 13:41

Dozens of residents young and old traded their boots for sneakers this past weekend for Homer’s inaugural Walk with a Doc event, a localization of an international program.

What others say: White House hesitant to act on opioid crisis

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:11

Opioid addiction has developed such a powerful grip on Americans that some scientists have blamed it for lowering our life expectancy.

Why criticize Harvey Weinstein?

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:11

“Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.” (Proverbs 29:18)

Life int he Pedestrian Lane: It’s time

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:01

First the bad news: the fall crocuses are blooming. I say “bad news” because they are a couple of weeks ahead of time. I have seen those little lavender flowers still in bloom well into December, but that is when they bloomed later in October than this. Not sure what that means, but it can’t be good.

Notes from the Recycling Bin

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:00

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Learning for Life: How to cut down a tree: Safe and effective tree felling, limbing and bucking

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:00

How to cut down a tree: Safe, effective tree felling, limbing and bucking

Op-ed: Censorship in Seattle

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:59

If it were a plague, the government would rush to quarantine the infected, as occurred during Europe’s Black Death in the 14th century.