Weekend 9-11 rodeo to pay tribute to veterans, police, servicemen

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 21:05

With the 16th anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11 approaching, the men and women who commit their lives to protect their community and defend the freedom of the nation will be remembered.

An Outdoor View: How to catch silvers

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 21:05

Early this week, I was fishing for Kenai River silvers from a neighbor’s dock in Sterling. It felt good to be on the river, but the salmon were being stubborn.

Refuge Notebook: Mystery solved!

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 21:05

Earlier this spring, while passing a recently fallowed hay field, I noticed some large white birds wandering through the grass. At first glance, I thought these were early Snow Geese migrating through on their way to Siberia. I pulled over to investigate only to find that they were mostly Larus gulls. There were 37 of our typical Glaucous-winged x Herring Gull hybrid and another 12 Mew Gulls. This was puzzling. Along the field’s edge were dozens of Robins as well.

Alaska delegation reacts to Trump’s suspension of DACA

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 21:04

On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the federal government will end a program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in six months.

25 years in Vintage Pointe

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 21:06

Joanna Hollier (left) shows visitor Gary Sonnevil around her apartment in Kenai's Vintage Pointe Manor during an open house in honor of the senior housing center's 25 anniversary on Thursday, September 7, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. 

Palmer volleyball sweeps Kenai

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 00:16

The Palmer volleyball team rolled to a 25-17, 25-14 and 25-12 Northern Lights Conference victory over host Kenai Central on Wednesday.

Mayoral candidates tout experience at forum

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 21:21

The three candidates for borough mayor are leaning hard on their past experience to garner votes in next month’s election.

Schaefer withdraws from assembly race

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 21:13

One of the candidates for District 2 on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is withdrawing from the race.

Assembly introduces ordinance for highway service area budget

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 21:07

A few more of the blanks are being filled in for the East Peninsula Highway Emergency Service Area, including a proposed budget.

Here’s the Thing: Keeping it real

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 11:12

Life looks different for me depending on the area we’re talking about.