Author of Alaska bars book makes stop in Kenai

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 13:44

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the spelling of author Doug Vandegraft's last name.

If you ask Doug Vandegraft, it’s impossible to distinguish a single bar in Alaska as above the rest. For him, it’s much easier to pick a favorite from each city.


'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' a nice departure from the beaten path

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 16:51

“Hunt for the Wilderpeople”

The Orchard

1 hour, 41 minutes

Over the nearly two decades I’ve been reviewing movies between these pages, I feel like I’ve written at least a dozen times about how dismal the options for movies...

The Bookworm Sez: Don't feel sorry about picking up this book

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 16:51

Oh, the things you did in your youth!

All those late nights, sneaking out of the house and thinking your parents didn’t know (they did). The crazy things you did on the road, hoping the police would never stop you (they did). The parties, the goofy fashions, the drama, all the fun and all...

What's Happening

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 09:57

Best Bets

■ The Kenai Senior Center and Kenaitze Indian Tribe present Fall Fest, today from 4:30-9:30 p.m. at the Kenai Senior Center. Activities include crafts, games, food, hayrides, dancing and apple pie. Admission is $5 per person or $15 per family.

■ The...

Poet's Corner: I still Haven'y Forgotten

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 16:51

I Still Haven’t Forgotten

By Brett Van Sickle, Nikiski

I still haven’t forgotten, the first time I held your hand.

Walking on the Kenai beach, my shoes filled up with sand.

I still haven’t forgotten; the first nap we took together.


Pioneer Potluck: About a Long Time Ago

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 10:11

I had a wonderful conversation by e-mail and Facebook with good friends about how we survived our youth. We saw Tarzan almost naked and Jane in her skimpy skins. We saw Cinderella getting home after midnight and Pinocchio told lies! Aladdin was a thief and Batman drove his car over 200 miles an...

Soldotna Seniors enjoy Fall Round-Up

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 09:45

Soldotna Senior Center’s Fall Round-Up fundraiser was the best yet, and a huge success. We would like to thank all of our wonderful dedicated volunteers that worked tirelessly soliciting door prizes and auction items, decorators, ticket sales, reception, setting up, cooking, serving, dish...

SoHi volleyball survives Nikiski

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 00:01

The Soldotna Stars rallied from behind to win a 3-2 dogfight over Nikiski in nonconference volleyball action Tuesday night at Nikiski High School, with scores of 11-25, 25-18, 19-25, 25-12 and the winner-take-all set 15-11.

Facing a determined Class 3A home team, SoHi dug deep to come out...

Brown Bears set to open season at NAHL Showcase

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 00:01

After finishing with the worst record in the North American Hockey League the past two seasons, the Kenai River Brown Bears are trying a major change as they get set to open their 10th season today at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota.

The Bears will be employing a road billeting...

Photo: Signs of the season

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 22:58