For autumn baking choose a common apple for uncommon results

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 09:58

Now that fall is here, apples not readily seen during the year have become increasingly available, with a fresh crop of the more common apples being sold at very attractive prices. If you’ve ever wondered why some kinds of apples are offered year-round, it’s because modern methods allow growers...

High winds, water hit Seward area

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 22:22

Residents of Seward, and to a lesser extent the rest of the Kenai Peninsula, will be pummeled with high winds and rain through Wednesday night.

The National Weather Service has released a flood advisory for the western part of the Prince William Sound effective through Thursday afternoon,...

Op-ed: Lies about lies

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 15:33

I’ve always had a special kind of contempt for the malefactors who try to turn their evil behavior against those who are resisting. It can get Orwellian. A good example would be the oligarchs in this country who hoard the wealth they’ve accumulated by hook and crook, and then accuse those who...

Will council, new mayor be more frugal with city water?

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 09:46

This letter is addressed to those who would be Kenai mayor and those who are and who would be Kenai council members.

My husband and I moved to Kenai in 1978 and bought our current home in 1979. We are on one of the few unpaved roads (which is a whole other letter) in Kenai near the middle...

What others say: A tale of two Alaska buildings

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 15:33

Thursday was an eventful day for spending on buildings in Alaska. In Anchorage, members of the Legislature finalized the purchase of a $11.85 million building for their Anchorage offices. And in Juneau, in a cruel mirror of the Legislative Information Office purchase, the University of Alaska...

Op-Ed: Questions Lester Holt should ask

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 09:28

Next week’s presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could determine the outcome of the election. As polls show Trump leading in some swing states and closing the gap in others, it appears the only burden he must overcome is the one Ronald Reagan shared, looking presidential...

After bear attack, guide goes into woods more prepared

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 23:02

After getting bit on his right leg by a brown bear sow, Michael Justa found himself looking right into the eyes of the animal — his face a mere several inches away from hers.

“I was knocked down on my back so I kind of curled up my legs in front of me and this mama brown bear was standing...

Vote on senior property tax exemption approaches

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 23:01

Kenai Peninsula Borough voters will decide whether future seniors should continue to get $350,000 in property tax exemptions or if the borough’s portion of the exemption should be phased out.

Ballot Proposition 4 asks voters whether the borough should phase out its optional portion of the...

Suspect is shot and captured in New York-area bombings

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 23:01

LINDEN, N.J. — A New Jersey police officer responding to a call about a hoodied vagrant curled up asleep in a bar doorway roused him and quickly recognized the bearded face of perhaps the most wanted man in America.

Ahmad Khan Rahami — identified in an FBI bulletin just hours earlier as a...