Thank you to CPH staff

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 09:48

I recently spent nine days in CPH for surgeries and related x-rays for a severely damaged tibia caused by a fall from some scaffolding. Prior to being discharged and forwarded to Heritage Place for 10 days of recovery and physical therapy, I experienced the ultimate in specialized hospital care...

Behney, Ostrander take 5th Salmon Run Series

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 23:24

Zach Behney and Taylor Ostrander were the winners at the fifth and final Salmon Run Series race Wednesday at Tsalteshi Trails.

Behney finished the five-kilometer course in 19 minutes, 23 seconds, to take the overall win and his first win of the series.

Ostrander won her fourth series...

Oilers ready to take on Pilots

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 22:54

As a general rule, baseball people aren’t big fans of the rain.

But Peninsula Oilers head coach Brian Daly will be the first to admit he didn’t recoil in horror from the showers that blanketed the Kenai Peninsula on Thursday.

The Oilers were supposed to take on the Anchorage Glacier...

Birch Ridge Golf Report: Results for another full week of club play

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 22:54

Club play is still in full swing at Birch Ridge Golf Course.

Monday Seniors

We only had four players come out to brave the weather and compete. Sid Cox ended up taking low net with a 29, as well as making the longest putt on No. 9. John Davis hit closest to the pin...

Fish and Game drops estimates for Kenai, Kasilof sockeye

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 11:17

Editor's note: This article has been corrected to show that the Division of Commercial fisheries originally projected between 4.3 and 5.6 million sockeye to return to the Kenai River and between 6.4 million and 8.3 million returning to Upper Cook Inlet.

Commercial fishermen...

US, Canadian soldiers train in interior Alaska

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 22:07

ANCHORAGE — Soldiers from U.S. and Canada have spent much of the last few weeks engaging in war games in expansive interior Alaska, with Iowa National Guard personnel playing the role of the enemy.

Arctic Anvil, which ended this week for about 5,000 soldiers and support personnel, was the...

Sterling fire break to be made

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 13:41

A group of four government agencies and two Native corporations is planning a forestry project intended to prevent future forest fires from spreading into Sterling while allowing adjacent wilderness the benefit of renewal from periodic burns.

The Sterling Fuel Break will be a...

Buds and bugs: cannabis grow inspections underway

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 22:16

KASILOF — On July 28, Kasilof’s Greatland Ganja became the second of 47 approved cultivation facilities in Alaska to pass inspection and receive its full license despite glitchy tracking software and a worry over plant height limits.

The first, Fairbanks’ Pakalolo Supply Co., passed...

Twins end season with loss to Cheyenne

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 22:54

The Twins ended their season with a 11-4 loss to the Cheyenne (Wyoming) Post 6 Sixers on Thursday at The American Legion Northwest Regional Tournament in Cheyenne.

The local nine finishes with a 32-10 overall record, including a 16-2 league mark that was second-best in Alaska, and the...

Refuge Notebook: The first step in solving invasive species problems

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 22:18

Invasive species are a great concern the world over. An invasive species is one that is not native to an area, and potentially disrupts or damages native species populations. Northern pike, for example, are native in waters north of the Alaskan Range but, in southcentral Alaska, they are...