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...

Voices of the Peninsula: Voters should consider facts, effects of ballot propositions

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 21:00

Two Kenai Borough ballot propositions in the Oct. 4 election are about sharing the responsibility for our community among taxpayers and maintaining a fair balance between property tax and sales tax.

Proposition No. 3 would raise the amount of a single purchase subject to sales tax. This is...

What others say: Despite veto, governor not to blame for state's fiscal problems

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 21:00

The announcement of the amount of this year’s Alaska Permanent Fund dividend amount — $1,022 — came with considerably less fanfare than most years. While the announcement is often treated with a similar level of anticipation to Christmas morning, the mystery this year was dispelled by Gov. Bill...


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Mon, 09/26/2016 - 16:19

They’ve been dubbed “The Greatest Generation.” They survived the Great Depression to march off to war following the attack on Pearl Harbor which culminated a little over four and a half years later with the surrender of Japan September 2nd 1945. They came home to a sluggish economy and raised...

Sending books

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 16:18

When Savannah Rizzo, a student at Nikiski High, enlisted the help of her friends Mayzie Potton and Sarah Nash to start a local literacy program, she had no idea she would be shipping thousands of books to disaster victims thousands of miles away. “T-Books is a non-profit organization that we...


Mon, 09/26/2016 - 16:18

“Ahhh Man! I don’t believe this!” “Way devious where did she come up with this.” “Crazy, just crazy!” “Sadistic!” “Demented”, “Totally over the edge,” were just a few of the comments over heard in the field as team members traveled the Central Peninsula Saturday, smart phone or GPS in hand. The...

Lady execs fish

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 16:18

For nearly a decade Alaska’s lady executives have turned the mighty Kenai River pink and changed the perception of sport fishing and smoozing on the river being a guy thing. Presented by the Kenai River Sportfishing Assoc. (KRSA) and sponsored by GCI the three day networking and fundraising...

United Way kicks off 2016 Peninsula Campaign

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:56

The Peninsula organized its first United Way Campaign in 1985. Many of the thirteen member agencies that now provide a wide variety of services to the community didn’t even exist back then. This year’s co-chairs of the United Way Campaign Dale Dolifka and Ed Krohn were here back then and have...

Froso's warm welcome highlighted by colorful autumn rainbow

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:56

Dispatch 9.21 Froso’s warm Welcome highlighted by colorful autumn rainbow

(Photo # Froso’s rainbow (2), # (3): )

As evidenced by a brilliant rainbow over Soldotna last week, Mother Nature seems to saying that finding Froso’s and the wide variety of family dining inside is...