Couple opens taekwondo studio in Nikiski

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:24

The theme of the day in the Challenge Martial Arts taekwondo class was self-control, and the students repeated the phrase in chorus while preparing for class to begin.

Op-ed: Misleading acrid acronyms

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:10

For those of us who thought that “acro- nym” was a city in Ohio, it is not. It’s an abbreviation formed from initials used to describe something that’s then pronounced as a word. SCUBA, for example, stands for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. Did you know that? Most divers are simply happy to make SCUBA do when it comes to clearly labeling their un- derwater pursuits.

Op-ed: The gang that couldn’t threaten straight

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:57

It was inevitable. Eventually, President Donald Trump would treat a foreign adversary as harshly as Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.

Op-ed: Down in ‘fire and fury’ flames

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:55

Is it me, or does “Fire and Fury” sound like the name of a rock group? President Donald Trump apparently made up his own lyrics when he trash-talked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un: “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” he blustered on live TV. “They will be met with re and fury like the world has never seen.”

Op-ed: Sanctuary cities vs. hideouts

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:47

In biblical times, a sanctuary city was a place where someone who had committed unintentional manslaughter could find refuge from “the avenger of blood.” If the offender left the sanctuary city, he could be set upon by a relative of the dead person and killed. No sanctuary was available to anyone who committed murder with malice aforethought.

What others say: Live long and prosper

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:46

A report this week about life expectancy of Alaska residents as a whole contains some good news. We are living longer.

Most commercial fishing ends Monday

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 21:37

Most commercial fishing in Upper Cook Inlet ended Monday, with the set gillnet fishermen in the Kasilof section getting one extra day Tuesday.

Kasilof man arrested after Saturday chase

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 21:34

After a chase along Kalifornsky Beach Road, Alaska State Troopers arrested Clayton Nelson, 23, of Kasilof on Saturday after a Friday incident in which he’d allegedly attempted to stab a man with a spear.

Soldotna hires consultants to open annexation conversation

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 21:33

The city of Soldotna is continuing its research into the annexation of nearby areas currently outside of city boundaries by creating a forum for public engagement.