Keep a level head with online footage

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 09:32

I’m sending this message with my unconditional respect.

We live in an age where cameras are everywhere and sometimes very unfortunate scenes are recorded and posted online. If you are perusing your social media site and see some questionable footage, I urge you to simply abstain from...

Thomas: The ongoing race narrative

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 09:25

In just the last few days, two African-American men were shot and killed by non-African-American police officers in Minnesota and Louisiana and five non-African-American police officers were shot and killed in Dallas by an African-American man who declared he “wanted to kill white people,...

Oilers battle with Seals

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 23:37

With all five teams in the Alaska Baseball League stuck in a logjam in the standings, the Peninsula Oilers are trending in the right direction at the right time.

The Oilers won their third straight game Monday evening with a 5-4 nonleague victory over the San Francisco Seals at Coral...

On a roll at the Nikiski Pool

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 22:53

Logrolling is not as hard as a looks — at least in the eyes of the group of swimmers at Nikiski Pool training for the aquatic sport.

Nigel LaRiccia, Nikiski Pool supervisor, enlisted a crew of dispatch and lifeguards to help hone footwork and teaching techniques before classes are...

Kenai, East Forelands setnets open for first period

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 22:54

A skiff called the Santa Maria, flying a pirate flag, skidded into the Nikiski beach, grating to a heavy halt.

The crew efficiently hauled the boat further up into the sand with a tractor, and a truck with peeling paint rolled back alongside it to receive the fish piled inside. Soon,...

Walker: Alaska faces fiscal crisis amid legislative inaction

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 22:46

JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker said Monday that the state is in a fiscal crisis as a result of legislative inaction in the face of a multibillion-dollar budget deficit.

Walker has long resisted referring to the situation as a crisis, calling it a challenge and saying it’s only a crisis if...

Anchorage LIO owners file complaint against state

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 22:46

The owners of the controversial downtown Anchorage Legislative Information Office Building have filed a claim seeking $37 million from the state of Alaska.

In the claim, dated July 8 and addressed to Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak and chairman of the Legislative Council, the owners of the...

Accident closes Sterling Highway in Cooper Landing

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 16:57

Update, 4 p.m. Tuesday:

A four-vehicle accident closed the Sterling Highway near Cooper Landing for about two and a half hours on Monday evening.

Alaska State Troopers responded to an accident near Mile 54 of the highway, close to Sportsman's Landing and the...

What others say: Will Big Oil pass gas to Alaska?

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 20:57

If you’re going to pursue a new business opportunity, you want a partner who can balance a checkbook.

That’s why we have second thoughts about the possibility of the state of Alaska taking sole responsibility for a trans-Alaska natural gas pipeline.

The state has spent $11 billion in...

Business News

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 16:50

■ The Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon on July 20 at the Kenai Visitors Center. A forum for candidates for U.S. Senate is planned. RSVP required to 283-1991.

First National Bank Alaska is the “Best Place to Work in Alaska,” according to an...