Knopp combines past, present experience in office

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 21:31

When Gary Knopp returned to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in October 2015, he didn’t waste any time jumping back into leadership roles.

Within the first few months, he was on the board of the Alaska Municipal League representing the borough, chairing the Policies and Procedures...

J.R. Myers runs State House race as conservative

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 19:44

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct a spelling error.

J.R. Myers, a behavioral health consultant for the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, is running for the Alaska House of Representatives District 30 seat with the social and fiscal conservative Alaska Constitution...

Chenault runs against write-in candidate Pedro Fernandez

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 21:18

Republican Mike Chenault is running for his eighth term as the Alaska State House Representative for the northern Kenai Peninsula, opposed by a write-in campaign from Seward teacher Pedro Fernandez.

First elected in 2000, Chenault has been the House Speaker since 2009. Professionally, he’s...

Stock will lay groundwork for future economy

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 11:36

Margaret Stock believes that Alaskans need to begin laying the groundwork for a post-oil economy now.

She points out that we are uniquely blessed with the ingredients needed to create industries that will be the envy of the world: Substantial wind power, solar power, biomass energy and...

Washington, D.C. needs a shakeup

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 13:35

Would four more years of the same federal administration be good for Alaska?

We’d argue that when it comes to Alaska’s priorities and the federal government, the answer to that question is clearly no.

In just about every area, the federal government has created more headaches for...

It is what it is: Chew on that

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 12:59

We’ve finally sustained some serious puppy-caused damage.

Over the past couple of years, we’ve gone from having very old dogs to very young ones. Lucy, a yellow Lab, joined the family not quite two years ago. And this past summer, we had to say goodbye to Max, who was for my wife the best...

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...