Wed, 07/20/2016 - 00:03

CHICAGO — Jeurys Familia escaped a bases-loaded jam with a game-ending double play after Rene Rivera drove in the tiebreaking run with two outs in the top of the ninth, lifting the New York Mets over the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Familia walked Addison Russell and Miguel Montero...

Trump triumphs as GOP nominee, completing stunning climb

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 22:21

CLEVELAND — Cementing an extraordinary political takeover, Republicans nominated Donald Trump Tuesday night as their presidential standard-bearer, hitching their hopes of keeping Democrat Hillary Clinton out of the White House on an unorthodox candidate who has sown divisions within the party...

2 KCHS students to represent Alaska in national all-girls choir

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 22:29

Today is the last practice soon-to-be Kenai Central High School freshmen Candice Bowers and Nya Dukowitz have to perfect their pitch before heading to the Let Freedom Sing Girlchoir National Convention this weekend in Pennsylvania.

The students will represent the Kenai Peninsula and all...

Planning Commission opposes reducing membership

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 22:20

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission chose not to support an assembly ordinance that would reduce its membership.

The proposed ordinance, which will go to public hearing at the assembly’s July 26 meeting, would reduce the planning commission’s membership from the current 13 to...

Funny River residents fear bank erosion

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 22:20

Residents of the Funny River community nicknamed a boulder near the confluence of the Funny and Kenai rivers “the magic rock.”

Some remember kids growing up angling for salmon from the rock, which stood just at the edge of the bank near the confluence. But these days, the rock is nowhere...

Dissent among Alaska delegates as Trump wins GOP nomination

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 22:20

JUNEAU (AP) — A dispute over the allocation of Alaska’s delegates at the Republican national convention sparked dissent Tuesday, the day Donald Trump secured his party’s nomination for president.

State party chairman Tuckerman Babcock had expected the delegates to be divvied up according...

Walker, legislators trying to reach understanding on AK LNG

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 22:20

Increased state control of the Alaska LNG Project was a concept first proposed by the state’s producer partners as a way to further lower the final cost of the $45 billion-plus natural gas export plan, Gov. Bill Walker said Monday.

Walker spoke about the prospect of a state-led LNG project...

Area golfers take 4 of 7 age groups at Birch Ridge Jr Masters

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 00:04

Sullivan Menard, a sophomore at Colony High School, had been on Birch Ridge Golf Course for over two hours Tuesday when he found himself eight strokes down to leader Max Escobedo entering the back nine.

The sun was high in the sky. Temperatures were teetering on 80 degrees. And the course...

Basil, the 'King of Herbs,' bursts with summer flavor

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 09:44

The “King of Herbs” to culinarians the world over, basil brings a burst of summer flavor to a wide array of vegetable, meat, fish and egg dishes. Aromatic, with both a sweet and savory, slightly peppery taste, basil often appears as an unexpected ingredient in cakes, pies, sorbets – even cookies...

Pioneer Potluck: About our 10,000 mile vacation trip

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 09:40

On Our Way Home to

North Niksiki, Alaska!

October 28, 29, 30, 31


After following the big gravel truck through Grande Prairie and almost going home with him before I realized we were supposed to go right and he...