A little technique goes a long way: Liebner returns to give athletes skiing's secrets

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 21:23

Andy Liebner, a 2001 graduate of Soldotna High School, has spent a sizable portion of his life scouring this continent and Europe to try and figure out the secret of how to go fast on cross-country skis.

Sunday morning over the course of three hours at a turnoff on the Seward Highway near...

Refuge Notebook: Ruffed grouse on the Kenai Peninsula

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 20:15

I don’t hunt game birds much anymore, partly because I don’t have a decent bird dog and partly because ptarmigan and spruce grouse just don’t have that magical way of flushing when you least expect it. Somehow ruffed grouse choose to fly when you’re ducking under brambles or when a tree is...

An Outdoor View: Success in fishing

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 20:15

Tell people you went fishing, and their usual response will be, “How’d ja do?”

What they really want to know is how many you caught, how big they were, where you were fishing, and what were you using, but that’s a little forward, so most people just say, “How’d ja do?”

This year,...

Using a coldframe is like moving your garden south

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 20:15

In one weekend, you could effectively move your garden — or at least part of it — a few hundred miles south. If you’re handy, you could do it in less than a day.

Do this by building a coldframe — a bottomless box with a clear plastic or glass cover.

Heat trapped in a coldframe keeps...

Judges shouldn't answer for Old Testament laws

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 10:03

In regard to Jim Minnery’s Oct. 6 opinion piece sermonising about the judges’ failure to adopt reasoning the Hebrew Old Testament expounds, which in my reading of the Hebrew Old Testament and its values are far from Christian: If judges made decisions based on the dictatorial commands of the Old...

Be ready for the next emergency

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 17:56

On Tuesday, emergency responders from around the central Kenai Peninsula had an opportunity to practice their response technique during a mass casualty drill at the Kenai Municipal Airport. The airport is required to conduct the drill every three years, and lessons learned are used to improve...

Theisen finishes 2nd in Yellow Jacket Open

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 23:57

Jonah Theisen finished second out of 59 racers at the Yellowjacket Open in Billings, Montana, on Saturday, helping the Black Hills State mens team win the team title.

Theisen ran 19 minutes, 44 seconds, over the four-mile distance to finish runner-up behind race winner Benson Koech (19:30...

Iseav wins Harvest Run

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 23:57

Leonid Iseav claimed the win in Saturday’s third annual ACSCAN Harvest Run in Kenai. Iseav ran a time of 18 minutes, 50 seconds, over the five-kilometer course, while Mike Crawford finished second, 19 seconds behind.

Michelle Mitchell won the women’s race and was third overall with a time...

SoHi netters get big win over Colony

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 23:57

Losing their star outside hitter was one big test the Soldotna volleyball squad had to deal with this year.

Another big test comes this week, when the high-powered Valley schools come to town.

Wednesday night, the Stars took care of business with a statement sweep over the Colony...

Peninsula All-Conference awards announced

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 23:57

The Peninsula Conference All-Conference awards were decided Monday, with conference champion Seward taking home two of the four major awards.

Mike Wilps of Seward was the Offensive Player of the Year, while Kelly Cinereski of Seward was the Coach of the Year.

David Sanarov of...