All smokers beware

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:48

Peter Micciche is at it again with SB63 to stop smoking in all public places statewide, to have clean air in all work places. We already have bars that are non-smoking and bars that are smoking, it seems to me that it is working out fine, but still some people are not satisfied.

Chess club meets in Kenai Library

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 22:47

Hal Taylor (left) seeks an escape from check in a chess game against Andy Veh on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in the Kenai Community Library. Taylor helped organize a chess club that plays in the Kenai Library every Tuesday at 4 p.m.

KPBSD faces budget deficits, dropping enrollment

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 09:53

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education sought to explain why district costs continue to rise, even though student enrollment has dropped, to the Kenai Borough Assembly at a joint work session Tuesday.

That’s not carry-on: Loose snake slumbers on Alaska flight

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 21:26

ANCHORAGE — Anna McConnaughy was flying to Alaska’s largest city when the announcement came over the intercom: a passenger on a previous flight had brought a pet snake on board.

Without both commercial and sport funding, UAF declines research donation

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 21:25

The University of Alaska Fairbanks turned down an offer for funding for research on Kenai River king salmon because it would only come from one side of Cook Inlet’s allocation war.

Thanks to the Kenai River Brown Bears

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:50

Since 2009, the Kenai River Brown Bears went “Pink in the Rink” and auctioned custom game jerseys to benefit the Central Peninsula Health Foundation cancer care program. This annual event has raised a total of $56,075.00 from fans and the team over the last eight years, which assists in the care and support of local oncology patients. Please join us in thanking the Kenai River Brown Bears team, management and fans for this very generous support. You have made a difference in our communities. Thank you.

Purity and politics

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:43

Readers of a certain age may recall ads for Ivory Soap, which claimed to be 99 and 44/100ths percent pure. If the soap could have reached 100 percent purity, the company would likely have made the claim.

There’s a limit to ‘more fish’

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:49

Here’s some news.

Fishing can be an addiction regardless as to what type of fishing you do. The addiction can be fueled by internal or external sources and sometimes both. Internal addiction can be the challenge between you and a fish. External addiction can be you gaining something from...

What others say: On marijuana, let states decide

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:41

We’re disappointed that White House press secretary Sean Spicer recently said “greater enforcement” of federal drug laws, including prohibition of marijuana, is coming.

Business Briefs

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:39

Chambers set schedules