Report recommends UA cut athletics costs

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 22:06

ANCHORAGE — A new report highlights the uncertainty of the University of Alaska athletics programs, with some facing elimination as the university prepares to make drastic budget cuts in coming years.

The UA Anchorage and UA Fairbanks programs receive more than half their current budget...

Walker reassures locals, cites needed adjustments

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 21:52

Gov. Bill Walker wants to impress upon local governments the severity of the state’s financial situation and how it will trickle down to their communities, he said Saturday.

Walker stopped by Kenai’s Industry Appreciation Day and Soup and Supper Auction, both on Saturday, on his tour...

Finding freedom: Local group works to open home for women in recovery

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 21:50

During Jennifer Waller’s third stint in rehab for drug addiction, she didn’t have any indications that it would stick. Seven years later, she is working to help other women in recovery on the central Kenai Peninsula through faith-based transitional living.

Waller had been to rehab before...

Assembly passes property tax code changes

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 10:36

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the date of the Oct. 4 municipal regular election.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed an ordinance amending the property tax code and is reviewing another ordinance with changes to the sales tax code.

Borough...

Kenai could fine more for public nuisances

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 16:08

Editor's note: This story has been changed to include the city of Kenai's practice of assessing its $500 nuisance fine daily.   

A proposed Kenai ordinance would create stricter nuisance enforcement.

Kenai Mayor Pat Porter introduced...

Kenai girls take 2nd at Bartlett Cross-Country State Preview

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 23:11

Riana Boonstra led the Kenai Central girls cross-country squad back into the realm of state contenders Saturday at the Bartlett Cross-Country State Preview at Bartlett High School in Anchorage.

Boonstra finished third in the five-kilometer girls race as the Kardinals scored 97 points to...

Op-ed: Abolishing 'man' at Princeton

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 10:52

“He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind” when they were created. (Genesis 5:2 NIV)

Poor God. He, or maybe I should say, “It,” was so behind the times. If the deity had only gone to Princeton University and had its consciousness raised...

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Op-ed: The national unreality show

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 10:52

I must say that I don’t understand why people try to make up stuff about our presidential candidates when there’s so much that’s real and so totally bizarro. For example, let’s consider the phony issue that shameless Trump supporters (excuse the gross redundancy) have created out of thin air...

Recommendations reasonable for tough economic times

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 10:52

This week, the arbitrator involved in contract negotiations between the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association released his report, including his recommendations on contractual issues that had...

Week 3 prep football roundup: Nikiski picks up 1st win

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 02:01

The Nikiski Bulldogs relied on a heavy run game Friday night at Kiwanis Field in Fairbanks to scratch out their first win of the season, a 43-34 victory over the Monroe Catholic Rams.

Nikiski (1-2) ran the ball 54 times for 386 yards to oust the same team they defeated in the 2013 small-...