Seward's Kratz ties for 1st at ACS Class Challenge

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 23:49

Seward senior Hunter Kratz tied for first place in the junior-senior boys race at the ACS Class Challenge on Friday at Cheney Lake in Anchorage.

Kratz reached the line with Blake Bennett of Anchorage Christian Schools, Isaac Larson of Bartlett, Keith Osowski of Kodiak and Jacob Moos of...

SoHi volleyball takes 3rd at Chugiak Invitational

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 23:49

The Soldotna volleyball team finished third at the Chugiak Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday.

South took the top prize, while Dimond was second. Drewe Zeek made the all-tournament team for the Stars.

Soldotna was 13-7 in pool play.

SoHi nips East to run streak to 43

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 23:49

The Streak, tested like never before, lives.

For the second time in four weeks, medium-schools Soldotna defeated the top-ranked large school in the state, taking down host East 22-21 on Saturday to extend the Stars’ state-record win streak to 43 games.

Soldotna coach Galen Brantley...

Homer girls, boys sweep at Palmer Invitational

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 20:25

PALMER — Early in the girls Class 4A race Saturday, it quickly became apparent that nobody was catching West Valley’s Kendall Kramer. Late in the race, Kenai’s Riana Boonstra used a late push to ensure nobody would catch her.

Boonstra used a time of 19 minutes, 22 seconds, to finish as...

Nikiski football shuts out Voznesenka

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 23:49

Long shadows slowly crept across the natural grass at the bottom of the Nikiski High football bowl as Friday evening wore on, but Patrick Perry and the Bulldogs owned the night.

Perry seemed to be everywhere at once as the Bulldogs shut out Voznesenka 33-0 in a Peninsula Conference clash....

Former karate teacher pleads guilty to sex abuse

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 21:10

A Soldotna man has changed his plea in a sexual abuse of a minor case and accepted an agreement that is also tied to his criminal case in Anchorage.

Michael Dean Hancock, 58, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree and one count of unlawful exploitation...

Waste not want not

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 21:09
Here's what happens to your garbage on the Kenai Peninsula

Alaska Waste driver Will Bunch nodded at the mud as he navigated a heavy truck through milling crowds of seagulls.

“Back in January, we were filling up this half,” he said. “Now it’s way over here.”

Trucks from across the peninsula bring in dozens of tons of trash at a time and...

Avian influenza found in Fairbanks mallard

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 21:04

Editor’s note: This story was inadvertently cut in Sunday’s edition and is being republished in its entirety.

As Alaska’s wild waterfowl start to migrate south for the winter, some could be carrying a form of the avian influenza virus.

A mallard, trapped in mid-August by...

As sales near, cannabis industry still lacks unified voice

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 21:07

ANCHORAGE — More than 300 licenses spread among a landmass the size of Mexico is causing some organizational problems for an industry without income or central leadership.

Common theory in the Alaska cannabis industry says the industry needs more time to get onto the map than its sister...

Voices of the Peninsula: A connection between planetary alignment, solar activity and TBI

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 19:07

We, Dead Heads, are a peer run brain injury support group for TBI, (Traumatic Brain Injury). Our brain injuries may have come through trauma, stroke, aneurysms, tumors, disease, or other neurological incidents. We all have this in common, most people cannot relate to us or understand what sets...