From the Recycling Bin

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 12:59

— Every bit of recycling makes a difference. For example, 1 year of recycling at Stanford University saved the equivalent of 33, 913 trees and the need for 636 tons of iron ore, coal and limestone.

— The holidays are here. When gifting, support local businesses, thereby reducing the...

Community Notes

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 10:59
News and Notes

Has a new addition to your family just arrived? Where in the world is your military person and what are they up to? Got a new graduate, dean’s list student or an award-receiving youth?

Do you have a news event, activity or fundraiser you need to let the community know about? Send it to...

Learning for Life: How to cut down a tree

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 12:59

Felling trees, bucking logs, and cutting firewood are popular autumn activities. However, not everyone necessarily knows all of the safety precautions that should be used when handling logs. According to statistics collected monthly by the Tree Care Industry Association, accidents with chainsaws...

Stars, Hawks pick up Friday wins at Ice Challenge

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 00:26

Soldotna coach Derek Urban said that, in a team huddle with the score tied 3-3 with Homer with just 14.3 seconds left in Friday’s Peninsula Ice Challenge contest, freshman Galen Brantley III told his linemates to get the puck up to him.

When asked about that after the game, Brantley III...

Gov. Walker has 'treatable' form of cancer

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 21:27

Gov. Bill Walker stood with his family and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott to explain his prostate cancer diagnosis to Alaskans during a Friday afternoon briefing at his Anchorage office.

The governor said he got the news about two weeks ago after a routine check-up.

“(The diagnosis) takes...

A different path to the presidency

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 09:58

A plan I had in 2012 and it seems fitting once again. Now I am wondering who can take Trump’s place and tell them both “You’re fired!”?

I have a plan: We will elect our next president on a two-year reality show, based on Miss America, which has 50 candidates. Let each state send the best...

Veteran supports Stock for Senate

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 09:56

Fellow Alaskans, we have the most amazing opportunity to elect an experienced, qualified person as our next US Senator on November 8, Margaret Stock. She is an Independent, so her votes will not be dictated by a party, but by the will of the Alaskan people. Margaret does not accept corporate PAC...

Resist attempts to politicize Alaska's courts

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 09:50

As Yogi Berra would say, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” Once again, just a couple weeks before the Nov. 8. election, the same old players are back at the same old game. Echoing their 2010 unsuccessful attacks on our independent judiciary, those with a narrow and divisive religious agenda...

HEA responsible, responsive

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 09:46

Several years ago HEA Management decided not to buy the coal fired power plant in Healy. In doing so they researched factors important to that decision and involved members in helping them in such a way that I was highly impressed with their decision making process. Subsequent events in the coal...

The power of 1 plus

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 09:44

Nine generous volunteers of their time and home made baked goods (Debbie, Barb, Twyla, Jacquie, Holly, Ellen, Jacque, and Lizzy), plus Save-U-More and their great employees, plus a community who cares equals the success of the Peninsula Spay/Neuter Fund. Thanks to everyone who came to our bake...