Here's the Thing: What's in a dream?

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 16:23

In childhood we want to stuff our face with candy, but we need veggies, protein, and calcium to grow properly. Very boring. As a teenager we need structure and goals, but we want freedom and fun. That is probably why teenagers are my spirit animal.

As adults we want a house, car, and a...

Elect Paul Seaton this fall

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 11:15

Paul Seaton is one of the courageous legislator incumbents who deserves and will get my vote again for Representative of House District 31 on August 16th. In this time of divisive partisan angst and fiscal crisis, Paul Seaton is a experienced, thoughtful and pro-active voice that works across...

What others say: Feds blindsided by Russia again

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 13:00

For more than a month, Secretary of State John F. Kerry has been pressing the regime of Vladimir Putin to accept what, for Moscow, would be a sweetheart deal on Syria. The United States would grant Russia’s long-standing request to carry out joint operations against Syrian rebels deemed to be...

Op-Ed: If Trump quits, then what, Hillary?

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 11:07

Here’s a tough question, but first, you have to presume you’re Hillary Clinton, except that you have to give a straight answer. So, if you were Hillary Clinton, would you prefer to run against Donald Trump, or watch him implode along with the Republican Party to the point that he would decide to...

Craford, Brennan take Soldotna Cycle Series 6

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 23:49

Mike Crawford and Angie Brennan triumphed on a rainy evening at Tsalteshi Trails in the sixth Soldotna Cycle Series race of the season.

For the first time all season, the race featured a one-lap course. The course was 6.17 miles long and had 554 feet of elevation gain and loss. Crawford...

Oilers topple Pilots in Top of World Series semifinal

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 23:27

Fans showing up at game time Friday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai were treated to the sandal-clad and barefooted Oilers hooting and hollering as they maneuvered a tarp around a moated field, trying to get the surface playable.

The fun didn’t stop once the game started about an...

Marijuana ban petition will not be on October ballot

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 20:35

A citizen initiative seeking to ask voters whether commercial marijuana is legal in the Kenai Peninsula Borough outside the cities is a no-go.

The borough clerk’s office finished verifying the signatures Friday and found the petition came up short. The petitioners were 62 signatures shy of...

Educators continue to grow their classrooms with technology

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 12:52

This spring, Kenai Central High School World History teacher Greg Zorbas and Soldotna Prep Alaska Studies teacher Rob Sparks were recognized for the impact their expertise has had on their students and the international videoconferencing industry.

The two educators received the United...

School district focuses on the gold

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 12:52

In 2015, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District spokesperson Pegge Erkeneff began asking students, staff, educators, parents and community members to start telling their golden stories.

The tales have been told at events, among student leadership groups and posted the school district’s...

Superintendent's welcome

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 12:51

Welcome back to the 2016-2017 school year! Our district is very excited to have all of our students, staff, and parents back in school. We have had a busy summer at the district office in preparation for this year. As you know, we are fully committed to prepare all of our students for their...