Follow the law

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 10:03

Ketchikan isn’t Tijuana.

And it doesn’t want to be.

Tourists come to Ketchikan to see and experience the community. Here, businesses allow potential customers to find us through word of mouth, advertising and being intrigued by signage and window displays. We don’t hawk or bark — or...

Some say Rio isn't ready for games event

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 10:02

To say the run-up to the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics was rocky would be a supreme understatement. Stories — some quite shocking — about the Brazilian city being woefully unprepared to host the Games have been in headlines for months.

The tales range from the forgivable: A collapsed boat...

Richards wins Women's State Amateur before entering high school

Sun, 08/07/2016 - 23:21

Katelin Richards won the Alaska State Women’s Amateur Golf Championship before she even entered Kenai Central High School on Sunday at Chena Bend Golf Course in Fairbanks.

Richards, who will be a freshman at Kenai Central, fired a 34-over-par, three-day total of 250 to run away from the...

Miners top Oilers to sweep Top of the World Series

Sun, 08/07/2016 - 23:21

PALMER — As he described his team, Mat-Su Miners head coach Ben Taylor borrowed a page from the book of Bruce Bochy.

“Bruce Bochy always says, you are only as good as your bullpen and your bench,” Taylor said of the Major League skipper, who has led the San Francisco Giants to three World...

Fishing for knowledge

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 11:15
Education abounds at annual music festival

While the annual Salmonfest has no shortage of entertaining musical acts, many festival-goers are attracted to Ninilchik each year for the festival’s work with education and advocacy as well.

Presented by the Kachemak Bay Conservation Society, this year’s festival got significant support...

Salmonfest newcomers light up the night

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 12:15

Ninilchik’s annual Salmonfest draws some unique characters from far and wide. This year was no exception when it came to a new performance group all the way from Missouri.

Saturday’s closing act Trampled by Turtles was a lively crowd pleaser that kept people dancing well into the night,...

Paul Seaton to try for 2nd round in Alaska House

Sun, 08/07/2016 - 22:08

Paul Seaton, the Homer commercial fisherman who has represented Homer since first being elected in 2000, aims to take yet another try at the office. Known by his trademark Greek fisherman’s hat and a gray beard as bushy as the late Gov. Jay Hammond’s, he’s established a reputation as a moderate...

Kenai sells airport land to Schilling Rentals, allows 10 other land sales

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 11:36

Kenai is gradually changing its practices towards business owners who lease city land, some of whom say the city’s reluctance to sell land has disincentivized business development.

On Wednesday the Kenai city...

Knopp readies for house race

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 09:52

Ladies and gentlemen, summer is quickly passing. Fishing is coming to an end, visitors and tourists are starting to head for home, school will be starting soon and life is returning to normal.

With that, quickly approaching is the Republican primary election (August 16th) for the house...

Miners nip Oilers in Top of the World Series opener

Sun, 08/07/2016 - 00:13

PALMER — Jake Scudder led the Alaska Baseball League with 28 runs driven in during the regular season.

But none were bigger than his RBI Saturday night.

Scudder dropped a single into center field to drive in Levi Jordan, the go-ahead run, to help the Mat-Su Miners score a 3-1 win...