What others say: Keep the ferry system healthy in Southwest

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 18:09

Imagine life in Juneau without ferries.

It isn’t a pleasant mental picture. Yet, in 2013, this is exactly what the residents of Kodiak, the Alaska Peninsula and Dutch Harbor experienced. Their regular ferry, the Tustumena, was taken out of service for most of the year. Laid up in a Seward...

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 18:09

There’s an interesting debate going on among some liberals, some “Never Trump” holdouts and even some other conservatives. It is a really fundamental question: Can they be personal friends with supporters of Donald Trump? They have decided that Trump stands for bigotry, misogyny and cruelty...

Baxter: Moving forward toward a balanced budget

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 18:08

As a lifelong local, I feel truly blessed to have lived my entire life in Alaska. While it can be easy to take the quality of life enjoyed here for granted, I have always looked for ways to give back and to help preserve the strength of our social fabric.

I am seeking to represent House...

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 17:12



2 cups cooked halibut, flaked

1 can chopped green chilies

1 onion, chopped fine

1 small can sliced black olives.

2 cups sour cream-1 pint

2 cups grated cheddar or your favorite cheese

12 flour tortilla’s


Rainbow carrots

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 17:12

Servings: 4

1 pound rainbow carrots, peeled and diagonally sliced into uniform size pieces

3 tablespoons olive oil

3 tablespoon honey

Sea salt

Minced fresh herbs, such as parsley or thyme for garnish

Heat the oven to 400 F. Mix the olive oil and honey...


Tue, 08/09/2016 - 17:12

To make an herb pocket: Place a few fresh herb sprigs under the skin of the chicken by forming a “pocket.” To make the pocket, position the chicken breast skin-side up, then insert your thumb gently between the skin and the flesh, lifting up on the skin. Fill the pocket, with...

Roasted Lime Herb Marinated Chicken Breasts

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 17:12

Servings: 4

4 chicken breasts, rib portion, with skin

4 to 5 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

½ cup olive oil

½ cup lime juice

¼ cup lemon juice

¼ cup white wine

½ teaspoon sea salt

Few dashes Tabasco

Fresh herbs for stuffing under...

Lime herb Marinated Chicken Breasts and Honey Roasted Rainboe carrots

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 17:12

Marinating chicken breasts can make them moist and succulent rather than dry and barely palatable. The marinade used in the recipe for Roasted Lime-Herb Marinated Chicken Breasts is comprised of olive oil, the juice of fresh limes and lemons, and wine. It does a good job of making the chicken...

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 17:12

From sister Elaine:

Howdy All:

Some “Dad Stories.:

The first year Ted and I were married (bk-before kids) we went to the Grace Creek Ranch with Mom and Dad, because Dad needed Ted’s help repairing some equipment on that ranch...

Northwood Plaza revives popular location with new shopping sites

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 10:01

The former C-Plaza shopping center just outside of Kenai on the North Rd. has a new look, a new name, new owners and five new shops. The new name is The Northwood Plaza and the new owners are Tina Hall and her husband. “We got to looking around at the vacant buildings in town and didn’t like to...