Wakes an issue in dipnet fishery

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 09:45

I would like to express my gratitude to all those who assisted me and my fellow fisherman on July 22, after our boat was swamped by a series of large wakes. My friends and I had been on the river for about six hours when we were hit on both sides and the bow by wakes. I was near the bow of the...

What others say: No accountability for Moscow at Olympics or otherwise

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 17:02

According to a recently released report from the World Anti-Doping Agency, Russia’s government ran a “systematic scheme” to infuse the Russian team with performance-enhancing drugs and to cover up that cheating, before, during and after the 2014 Winter Olympics, which Russia hosted. This follows...

Op-Ed: Hillary's recycled speech

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 10:07

Environmentalists should be pleased with Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, because it was largely recycled talking points we have heard for decades.

Putting aside the theatrics designed to make Hillary Clinton appear to be something...

Support Paul Seaton in primary election

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 09:59

It is not often that I write a letter to the editor, but this is a time I feel compelled to voice strong support for representative Paul Seaton in District 31.

He has the courage to actually lead in order to move things forward. He not only represents his district exceedingly well, but...

Ninilchik Traditional Council gillnet concerning for rainbow trout

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 09:57

A simple question for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Ninilchik Traditional Council — If you are allowed to gillnet 50 kings, 2,000 sockeye, 100 Dolly Varden and 50 rainbow trout, how does your gillnet in the Kenai River know the difference? How many rainbow trout will end up as...

SoHi volleyball starts Wednesday

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 00:23

Soldotna High School volleyball is holding tryouts from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The tryouts will be held at the Soldotna High School gym. Athletes should bring outdoor running shoes and completed paperwork and physicals if they haven’t already submitted this information.

All-ABL squad announced

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 23:58

The Alaska Baseball League announced its All-League squad Monday.

The Oilers did not get any of the major awards. Jonathan Washam got on the first team at catcher, while Billy Oxford was a first-team starting pitcher and Ryan Lillie was a first-team relief pitcher.

A number of Oilers...

Twins start play at Northwest Regionals on Wednesday

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 23:57

Two and a barbecue.

According to Lance Coz, the general manager of the American Legion Twins for 44 years now, that is what most people expect of the Alaska representative at the American Legion Northwest Regional Tournament.

As in, play two games, attend a barbecue, and go back home...

Oilers take down Bucs

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 23:57

The Peninsula Oilers held off the Anchorage Bucs 6-5 on Monday in Alaska Baseball League play at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage.

The Oilers remain in second place at 22-19 in the ABL with the victory. The Oilers are 2 1-2 games behind the Mat-Su Miners, but a game ahead of the Pilots and...

Salmonfest continues to evolve

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 22:15

This weekend, thousands are expected to crowd the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik at the raucous confluence of salmon conservation advocacy and music for Salmonfest 2016.

Now in it sixth year, the annual event continues to evolve, keeping up with emerging interests of natives and...