Alaska Permanent Fund dividend: $1,022

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 21:24

ANCHORAGE — Most every Alaskan will be just over a thousand dollars richer next month.

Gov. Bill Walker’s office on Friday announced the amount of this year’s annual oil wealth check at $1,022. The checks will be distributed beginning Oct. 6.

Even though it’s seen as free money for...

As times change, so must tax exemption

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 10:33

Thank you for the great article in Tuesday’s paper about Ballot Proposition 4, concerning the Senior Citizen Property Tax exemption. I am a senior, and qualify, and have, both for the 100 percent exemption that existed starting in 1986 and the $300,000 exemption as of 2007.

When Stan...

Chuitna mine not in Alaskans' best interests

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 10:31

The Chuitna mine is clearly not in the best interest of Alaskans. This river system is too important to trash for the temporary benefit of a coal company.

PacRim wants to completely remove a salmon stream to mine coal for shipment overseas. If the proposed coal strip mine moves forward,...

Vote for Thornton in November

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 10:28

I’d like to recommend that people vote for Shauna Thornton for Alaska State House this November. Shauna is an opportunity you don’t want to pass up. She has a busy, awesome life, but is willing to take the time to listen to us and represent us on the Central Peninsula. Shauna’s always up to date...

Donations make local breastfeeding event possible

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 10:27

The Kenai WIC office would like to thank our generous neighbors for their support of the Worldwide Breastfeeding Month. Their donations made our event possible. The Kenai WIC office provides nutritional services to Kenai, Soldotna, Ninilchik, Sterling, Nikiski, Kasilof, Moose Pass and Seward....

Week 7 preview: Kenai-Palmer game looms large in NLC playoff race

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 14:37

Walking off Justin Maile Field under the fading late-summer twilight after a 42-21 Northern Lights Conference victory over the Palmer Moose, Soldotna football coach Galen Brantley Jr. was almost relieved to have gotten past the hurdle that their opponent presented to the Stars.

In a...

Region runners will battle the elements at Tsalteshi Trails

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 23:01

There is rain in the forecast for Saturday, and the Kenai Central girls cross-country team is loving it.

“The Kenai girls like to run in the rain,” Kardinals coach Maria Calvert said. “We’ll be ready for whatever conditions are out there.

“Everybody will be running in the same thing...

Blizzard top Brown Bears in OT

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 23:01

Cade Bordchardt scored the game-winning goal with 1 minute, 12 seconds, left in overtime to lift the Brookings (South Dakota) Blizzard to a 3-2 victory Thursday night over the Kenai River Brown Bears at the North American Hockey League Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota.

Kenai River (0-1-1)...

Birch Ridge Golf Report: With things winding down, fall golf beckons

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 23:01

With the days getting shorter, our evening club games have come to an end. We didn’t have a couples night this week, but did manage to have one last men’s night with eight guys coming out to stave off the rain.

It was a nice night overall, with the winning team shooting a 32, with Darell...

HEA tackles peninsula-wide outages

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 21:23

Members of Homer Electric Association had their work cut out for them this week as high winds sweeping across the Kenai Peninsula caused several power outages.

Crews with HEA worked to restore power to more than 1,200 members in Kasilof, Sterling and Soldotna throughout Tuesday and...