What others say: Arctic Council sets climate marker

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:53

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered reasoned and reflective words to his circumpolar counterparts on the subject of global climate change this week in his opening remarks at the Arctic Council gathering in Fairbanks.

Homer baseball defeats Soldotna

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 00:26

The host Homer baseball team defeated Soldotna 6-2 on Monday to tighten up the race for the second seed in the Southcentral Conference Southern Division.

Homer softball defeats Soldotna

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 00:26

Both Homer softball coach Bill Bell and Soldotna coach Kelli Knoebel were not happy with the way their teams hit Monday in a Northern Lights Conference clash at the Soldotna Little League fields.

Results posted for borough middle school track

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 00:26

The Kenai Peninsula Borough middle school track meet was held Saturday at Soldotna High School in conjunction with the high school meet. The results follow:

Senate passes oil tax bill

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 23:36

Now the oil tax debate in the Legislature can really start.

The Republican-led Senate passed House Bill 111, this year’s oil tax credit legislation, Monday afternoon by a 14-5 vote alongcaucus lines.

The Senate version of the bill ends the cashable tax credit “experiment,” ...

Kenai Russian church sends icon for restoration

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 23:33

John Michael, a member of Kenai’s Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church, prepares to carry a damaged icon of Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane from the church’s sanctuary on Monday, May 15 in Kenai. In the foreground stands the wooden cross that fell backward during the January 2016 Iniskin Earthquake, tearing the icon’s canvas. After planning and fundraising for the icon’s repair since mid-2016, the church shipped it to an art restorer on Monday.

Big issues unresolved as Alaska legislative deadline looms

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 23:33

JUNEAU — Alaska legislators face a looming constitutional deadline for completing their work, but they remain at odds over how best to address a multibillion-dollar state budget deficit.

Students collect more than 3,000 pounds of trash

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:21

Redoubt Elementary took home the “Most Trash Collected” award after collecting 1,540 pounds of trash during the fourth annual Kenai River Spring Cleanup last Thursday and Friday, helping to push the overall total amount of trash collected to 3,055 pounds.

What others say: Congress must get to the bottom of Russia interference

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:57

The foremost strategic goal of last year’s Russian meddling in US elections, former director of national intelligence James Clapper said at his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, was to sow discord and distrust among Americans.

Op-ed: A scandal about smoke

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:56

The cliche about the Russia investigation is that there’s a lot of smoke, and with the firing of FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump rolled a military-grade smoke grenade into the room.