Alaskan oil well leaking gas

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 20:14

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A federal official says crews in Alaska are trying to shut down an oil well that is leaking explosive natural gas on the frozen North Slope.

The Environmental Protection Agency says a crack in a BP wellhead near Deadhorse sent up mist of crude oil Friday before it froze...

Official: Call for fiscal plan stands amid new forecast

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 20:08

JUNEAU — A forecast calling for higher-than-expected revenue this year and next will help Alaska’s fiscal situation, but it doesn’t eliminate the need for a comprehensive plan to address Alaska’s multibillion-dollar deficit, the state revenue commissioner said Friday.

Peninsula hungry for locally grown food

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 20:08

The time is ripe for central Kenai Peninsula farmers, according to a market study that found an overwhelming demand for locally grown food in the area.

Birch Ridge Golf Report: Preseason party to mark passing of torch from one generation to next

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 00:24

Let’s travel back in time. It’s 1973, which marks the first year that Birch Ridge Golf Course was open for business under the leadership of Tom and Gail Smith, my maternal grandparents.

Track and field season opens without Big C Relays

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 00:24

As the spring track and field season shifts to the center of attention, there is a noticeable absence on the calendar, and it is leaving everyone in the dark.

Alaska Senate, House at odds with session poised to run long

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 21:35

JUNEAU — Leaders of the Republican-led Alaska Senate said Thursday they aren’t interested in instituting an income tax or raising oil industry taxes as a way to address the state’s multibillion-dollar deficit.

HB 199 gets hearing, won’t pass this year

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 21:34

The push a group of fisheries activists made to get a section of Alaska law overhauled is making its way through the Legislature, but won’t pass this year.

New regulations in effect for dust control in Soldotna

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 11:19

With the snow gone and sand lining the peninsula’s streets and parking lots, new regulations in Soldotna seek to reduce how much of that sand ends up in the city’s air.

Church News

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 21:16

Apostolic Assembly celebrates resurrection

Voices of Faith: Entrance and Exit

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 21:15

Jean-Paul Sartre in describing the despair in our world did so with two words; “No exit!” The philosopher could never reconcile his personal view of the world with reality. He wanted to try to make sense of life but struggled because he automatically discounted everything the bible says about life and death. His view point was that once you die, there is no exit, no way out. He looked at Jesus Christ died and thought; “That’s all she wrote! It was fun while it lasted, but it’s over!” While I may be extrapolating more from the man’s words I do feel it is in line with the way he thought and wrote.