What to do: Hope

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 00:31

The former gold-mining village of Hope is found nestled against the Chugach National Forest, and although it may not be as metropolitan a destination as Anchorage, the small town offers a welcome summer respite from the Kenai River, fish-related tourism.

Competitors, rural customers raise price complaints over GCI sale

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 20:52

Old grievances between Alaska’s telecoms have resurfaced with allegations that GCI holds a monopoly over the state’s broadband internet services, and after benefiting from the public pot with $50 million to help build the system, it is now charging rural Alaska schools, hospitals and other companies uncompetitive prices to access the network.

Missing man’s family continue search on Kenai River

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 20:52

The family of a man who went missing on the Kenai River last week coordinated a search effort on the river Wednesday to look for him.

Photo: Signals of summer

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 20:52

Signals of summer

Fishing report: River traffic quiets as sockeye taper off, silvers begin

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 20:52

The crowds on the Kenai River fishing docks have thinned out for the time being as the river’s salmon runs transition from red to silver.

Nature photographer focuses on hard-to-see birds, plants

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 20:52

From deep in the trees comes the voice of a bird. Even without looking up from his fishing, George Kirsch can identify it by the sound.

What others say: Ball is in China’s court on North Korean missile test

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 15:20

North Korea recently launched a missile that appears to be capable of hitting targets in the U.S. mainland, including Chicago. Pyongyang says that Washington should regard the launch as a “grave warning.”

Op-ed: The ‘anti-diversity screed’ that wasn’t

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 15:16

The first thing to know about the instantly infamous “anti-diversity screed” written by an anonymous Google software engineer is that it isn’t anti-diversity or a screed.

Morris Publishing Sells Peninsula Clarion and Juneau Empire to GateHouse Media

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 04:16

AUGUSTA, Ga. – As part of a strategic restructuring to focus its business on lifestyle publications, property development and new business, Morris Communications Co. announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell the assets of Morris Publishing Group, including the daily newspapers Kenai Peninsula Clarion and Juneau Empire and the weekly Homer News, to GateHouse Media.

Results posted for Celebrate Life! 5K Run and Walk

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 23:51

Sean Verg-in, Shari BeDunnah and John Paul Dammeyer nabbed victories Saturday at the ABC Pregnancy Care Center Celebrate Life! 5K Run and Walk in Soldotna.