SoHi graduate Fox takes 7th in junior race at SuperTour Finals

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 00:18

Sadie Fox, a Soldotna High School graduate now skiing as a sophomore at the University of Alaska Anchorage, took seventh in the junior women’s 7.5-kilometer classic race Monday in the SuperTour Finals at Birch Hill in Fairbanks.

Pickleball padawan

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 23:03

Ludy Link returns a volley in a game of pickleball at the Pickleball Skills and Drills instructional clinic on Monday in Sterling. The Sterling Community Center recently began offering introductionary lessons to the tennis-like game every Monday from 11:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m. The classes cost $6, or are free for Sterling Community Center members.

Flow reduced in leaking underwater gas pipeline

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 22:52

ANCHORAGE — Natural gas spewing into Cook Inlet from a ruptured underwater pipeline has been reduced by about half after owners lowered pressure in the line.

Assembly resolution supports ‘steady stream’ of resources for national parks

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 22:52

The Kenai Peninsula is a jumping-off point for three major national parks in Alaska, and the borough government wants to see the infrastructure stay well maintained.

Kenai Middle students take part in MathCounts

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 22:52

“Yu has 12 coins, consisting of five pennies, four nickels and three dimes. He tosses them all in the air. What is the probability that the total value of the coins that land heads-up is exactly 30 cents?”

Op-ed: The health care albatross

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:33

Republicans should get used to it. Their agony on health care is just beginning.

What others say: Words and weapons

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:27

The Trump administration has every reason to be exasperated by North Korea’s continued acceleration of its nuclear weapons program, which poses a threat not only to South Korea but also to other countries in Asia and potentially to the United States. But Secretary of State Rex Tillerson went too far during his current swing through Asia by seeming to suggest that the United States might engage in a preemptive military strike against North Korea.

Zero waste with rags to bags

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 20:56

Students at Soldotna Montessori Charter School are no strangers to community service.

Car chase in Wasilla ends in fatal shooting

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 20:53

A man has died after being shot by an Alaska State Trooper after a failed traffic stop in Wasilla.

Early Sunday morning, a trooper tried to pull over a Subaru in Wasilla and began a car chase when the driver, 36-year-old Justin Smith of Wasilla, failed to stop. After about 45 minutes,...

Kids perform for Head Start fundraiser

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 09:56

Weston Gorup and Sophia Marcorelle performed during the annual benefit for Sterling-Soldotna HeadStart on Friday, March 24. 2017 at the Sterling Senior Center in Sterling, Alaska. The benefit, which had a Taste of Italy theme, included dinner, performances and an auction.