Tue, 10/18/2016 - 18:26



In a large soup pot simmer:

1/2 large onion chopped

1 stalk of celery chopped

1/2 green or red bell pepper, chopped

1 carrot, sliced

2 chicken breasts poached or left over chicken-2 cups

2 cups water

Simmer until...

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 18:26

Yield: 1½ pounds

1 regular (classic) bag microwave popping corn, popped. (For the purposes of this recipe, Orville Redenbacher’s Tender White Gourmet White Corn Blended with Real Butter was used.)

1 cup dried cherries

½ cup sliced almonds

1 pound vanilla flavored...

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 18:26

Wouldn’t you know it? October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, which made two recent thrift store finds especially lucky – well, almost. Just in time for Halloween and for making goodies for trick-or-treaters, I hit upon two Whirley-Pop stovetop popcorn poppers and also a Nostalgia Vintage...

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 18:26

Living on a Farm in

Northern Colorado

1937 To 1955

Dad always had an explanation for everything, whether it was long or short, right or funny. He could find the funny side of most people and stories. He also loved to tell jokes...

Op-ed: The civil war of words

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 16:52

All the talk about Donald Trump coming “unhinged” is inherently invalid, as it assumes he was hinged to begin with.

This is the man, after all, who has since day one of his campaign insulted Hispanics, the disabled, blacks, Muslims, women, you name them. But now that the conversation has...

What others say: Despite outcry, renaming appropriate for Fairbanks school

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 16:52

A public meeting this week on the proposed renaming of Badger Road School brought attention to the fact that not everyone agrees the school’s current name is improper. Many who attended the Oct. 10 meeting at the school spoke disparagingly of school board member Michael O’Brien’s move to change...

Kenai tops Nikiski in Killing Cancer on the Kenai match

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 23:54

The Kenai Central volleyball program punctuated a successful Killing Cancer on the Kenai Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser on Monday night by defeating visiting Nikiski 25-17, 15-25, 25-19 and 25-12 in the varsity volleyball match.

While content with her squad’s teamwork on the floor,...

Kenai Central's Steffensen, Petterson get looks at Arizona Fall Classic

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 23:54

Kenai Central seniors Paul Steffensen and Gavin Petterson helped the Alaska Baseball Academy to a 4-1 record in the Arizona Fall Classic from Thursday to Sunday in Peoria, Arizona.

The Classic allows players to face talent from across the United States and Canada and to be scouted by...

Police seek suspect who shot Fairbanks police officer

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 22:39

ANCHORAGE — The armed assailant who opened fire on an Alaska police officer struck him five times, including once in the chest, police said Monday.

Fairbanks Sgt. Allen Brandt, an 11-year veteran, was struck early Sunday as he responded to reports of shots fired in a residential...

Alaska Federation of Natives celebrates 50 years

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 22:39

On the morning of Oct. 18, 1966, Emil Notti, an Athabascan born in Koyukuk, called the first gathering of the Alaska Federation of Natives to order. Almost exactly five decades later, he is slated to give the keynote speech Thursday at the 50th annual convention in Fairbanks.

“No, it does...