Paul Seaton to try for 2nd round in Alaska House

Sun, 08/07/2016 - 22:08

Paul Seaton, the Homer commercial fisherman who has represented Homer since first being elected in 2000, aims to take yet another try at the office. Known by his trademark Greek fisherman’s hat and a gray beard as bushy as the late Gov. Jay Hammond’s, he’s established a reputation as a moderate...

Kenai sells airport land to Schilling Rentals, allows 10 other land sales

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 11:36

Kenai is gradually changing its practices towards business owners who lease city land, some of whom say the city’s reluctance to sell land has disincentivized business development.

On Wednesday the Kenai city...

Knopp readies for house race

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 09:52

Ladies and gentlemen, summer is quickly passing. Fishing is coming to an end, visitors and tourists are starting to head for home, school will be starting soon and life is returning to normal.

With that, quickly approaching is the Republican primary election (August 16th) for the house...

Miners nip Oilers in Top of the World Series opener

Sun, 08/07/2016 - 00:13

PALMER — Jake Scudder led the Alaska Baseball League with 28 runs driven in during the regular season.

But none were bigger than his RBI Saturday night.

Scudder dropped a single into center field to drive in Levi Jordan, the go-ahead run, to help the Mat-Su Miners score a 3-1 win...

Global breastfeeding awareness event comes to the Kenai

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 20:44

Gloomy clouds and intermittent rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of a handful of parents gathered Saturday for their chance to contribute to the annual Big Latch On breastfeeding awareness event in Soldotna.

Huddled under tents while children darted from a small petting zoo to the...

Beth Wythe makes run for District 31 seat

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 20:46

In running for House District 31 Representative, Homer Mayor Beth Wythe follows a time-tested approach: earn experience and name recognition in local politics and take the jump to the state level.

Hers is a voice heard twice a month for the past 12 years on KBBI AM 890’s broadcasts of...

Kelly Wolf makes run for District 30 seat

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 20:49

A year off from the political scene is apparently long enough for Kelly Wolf.

After leaving the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in the October 2015 general election, the Kenai resident took a step back from politics but stayed busy — an active board member with the Friendship Mission in...

Small actions make big salmon

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 18:03
Community gathers to farewell conservation activist

Editor's note: This article has been corrected to reflect that Soldotna Mayor Pete Sprague made a proclamation honoring Dan Pascucci and read it at the event Friday.

Thousands of kids who went to school in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will never mistakenly call a...

Here's the Thing: What's in a dream?

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 16:23

In childhood we want to stuff our face with candy, but we need veggies, protein, and calcium to grow properly. Very boring. As a teenager we need structure and goals, but we want freedom and fun. That is probably why teenagers are my spirit animal.

As adults we want a house, car, and a...

Elect Paul Seaton this fall

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 11:15

Paul Seaton is one of the courageous legislator incumbents who deserves and will get my vote again for Representative of House District 31 on August 16th. In this time of divisive partisan angst and fiscal crisis, Paul Seaton is a experienced, thoughtful and pro-active voice that works across...