Prominent figures

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 09:48

Marlene Lewis (left) sketches model Robert Dederick during a charcoal figuring-drawing class on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at the Kenai Community Library in Kenai, Alaska. The class is the latest in a series of community art classes lead by artist and Kenai librarian James Adcox.




Alaska AG says feds couldn’t overturn state’s pot law

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 21:36

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A representative for the Alaska attorney general’s office said a change in how the federal government enforces its own marijuana laws would not affect state marijuana laws.

Hanging baskets bring instant color, texture to small spaces

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 22:50


An Outdoor View: On water

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 22:51

On TV news earlier this week, the Californians who were wading through their flooded houses and boating down their flooded streets got me to thinking about water.

Refuge Notebook: Rain Shadows Create Diverse (and Changing) Alpine Habitats

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 20:51

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is often described as “Alaska in miniature” because of the variety of habitats that occur here. On the Kenai Peninsula, we live where two biomes meet. The eastern half of the Kenai Mountains has a climate similar to the temperate rainforest that spans the Oregon Coast and rainy Southeast Alaska, finally reaching its northwestern limit here. On the eastern side, rubber boots are needed to protect soggy feet.

Critter tracks read like a story in the snow

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 20:50


Poet’s Corner: Yesteryear

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:47


The Bookworm Sez: Jump on this ‘Bucket List’

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:42

You always wanted to jump from an airplane.

Reeling it in: ‘Great Wall’ has a few cracks

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:43

The big joke about this week’s movie, that Matt Damon, of all people, is in ancient China fighting alongside colorful soldiers atop the titular Great Wall, turns out to be the least ridiculous part of the film. That doesn’t mean it’s good, just bad for different reasons.

Nikiski girls 2nd in latest WPI release

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 01:01

In the latest Win Percentage Index (WPI) release published online Wednesday by the Alaska Schools Activities Association, the Nikiski girls were ranked second among Class 3A girls statewide competition.