Pioneer Potluck: About Living to 100 Years of Age

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 11:10

Laura Titera, Charis Assisted Living

Kenai, Alaska. 1916 to 2016


We recently had the honor of attending the 100th birthday of a pretty little lady, Laura Titera at Charis Assisted Living. It was a grand celebration, full of fun,...

Op-Ed: It's time for President Trump

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 09:29

Hillary Clinton will almost certainly win Monday night’s epic presidential debate on points -- and still could lose.

It’s hard to see how Clinton, who has marinated in public policy for 30 years and is preparing for the debate like it is the invasion of Normandy, won’t best Donald Trump on...

Jonah Theisen leads Black Hills to 3rd at Division II race at Griak Invite

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 23:43

Kenai Central graduate Jonah Theisen led Black Hills State of Spearfish, South Dakota, to a third-place finish in the Division II race at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minnesota on Saturday.

Theisen was the team’s top finisher, running the eight-kilometer course in 26 minutes, 45.5 seconds...

Fact check: Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debate

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 22:59

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s habit of peddling hype and fabrication emerged unabated in the first presidential debate while Hillary Clinton played it cautiously in her statements, though not without error. They both denied making statements that they are on the record as saying.

A look at...

Ogle, Bagley look forward to next terms

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 22:45

Although three Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly seats are up for re-election in the October election, familiar faces will fill two of them.

District 3, which covers the Nikiski area and a broad swath of Cook Inlet’s west side, including the Alaska Native villages of Beluga and Tyonek, will...

4-time Iditarod champ Lance Mackey out of 2017 race

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 22:45

ANCHORAGE — Four-time Iditarod champion and cancer survivor Lance Mackey has dropped out of next year’s nearly 1,000-mile race for health reasons, organizers said Monday.

Mackey said in an email to the Iditarod Trail Committee that his withdrawal from the 2017 race across Alaska came with...

Clinton, Trump battle fiercely over taxes, race, terror

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 22:45

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters and peddling a “racist lie” about President Barack Obama. Businessman Trump repeatedly cast Clinton as a...

School buses to share the load in southern peninsula

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 11:43

Among the budget-driven changes coming to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is a new busing system that will change start times for 10 South Kenai Peninsula schools.

After the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development cut inflation funding from its pupil...

Photo: Pickin' and strummin'

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 23:03

Startup offers 'Alaska in a box'

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 21:02

A startup company out of Anchorage would like to sell you “Alaska in a box.”

Alaska Crate Company was founded in May of this year, and will be shipping out their first crates this October. This idea is not the first of its kind, but is certainly unique to Alaska. Founder and sole operator...