Pioneer Potluck: About cookin' on a woodstove and the improvements in my 79 years

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 10:40

1937 TO 2016

Cooking on a woodstove is an art you have to learn. You already have the free heat from the stove that keeps you warm, why not cook something for the tummy too.

In 1986, Bob and I lived a small cabin with a small woodstove with a very small area to...

Kenai Peninsula Board of Education approves employee agreements

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 11:14

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education approved agreements with its employee associations at its meeting Monday, finishing the approximately 18-month long negotiation between the district and the Kenai Peninsula Education Association — representing district teachers — and the Kenai...

Op-Ed: A look into Trump converts

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 09:42

As a former “Never Trump-er,” I have been interested in others who have converted, however reluctantly, if not into Trump supporters, then pragmatic accepters of Trump against Hillary Clinton. Call us ever-Trump-ers.

Another such convert is Joel C. Rosenberg, the mystery writer who once...

Kenai grad Jonah Thiesen makes Division II nationals

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 23:36

Jonah Theisen, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central High School, qualified for the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships by finishing 13th in the South Central Region Championships on Saturday in Denver.

Theisen, a sophomore at Black Hills State in Spearfish, South Dakota, finished the...

Nikiski basketball to hold fundraiser

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 23:36

Nikiski basketball will hold its Food, Games and Guns fundraiser Nov. 18 at the Nikiski Recreation Center from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

For $5, participants get all-you-can-eat tacos, dessert and juice. There also will be a chance to win guns, with $10 tickets with 100 tickets per round, with one...

Business Briefs

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 09:55

Chambers set schedules

■ The Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon Nov. 15 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. An update on Oil and Gas for the Kenai Peninsula Borough is planned with presentations on “Benefits and Opportunities”...

Photo: Finishing touches

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 22:45

State opioid task force issues recommendations

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 10:32

The task force considering how to address the growing opioid addiction crisis in Alaska is seeking public comment on its first draft of recommendations.

The Alaska Opioid Task Force, convened in May by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, the Alaska Mental Health Trust...

Borough moves forward on North Road extension plans

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 10:40

Plans are moving forward for the long-awaited Kenai Spur Highway extension past the current terminus at Captain Cook State Recreation Area.

The road would provide access to the Gray Cliff subdivision, which can currently only be reached by a dirt four-wheeler access trail. The Kenai...

Senate race features party twists

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 22:39

ANCHORAGE — When’s a Republican not a Republican, or a Libertarian for that matter? And could Alaska be turning blue? Here are some things to look for in this year’s general election in Alaska:

You might want to take a scorecard into the voting booth with you to figure out who’s who...