Kenai sockeye run late, biologists say

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 23:31

Cook Inlet east side set gillnet fishermen and drift gillnet fishermen will get their first chance to fish in more than a week on Saturday.

Op-ed: The truth about school choice

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 11:28

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, is paid not to tell the truth about school choice, and she deserves a raise.

What others say: With Sessions, a line Trump should not cross

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 11:28

Just six months ago, Jeff Sessions promised the American people that if his fellow senators allowed him to serve as Attorney General he’d be bound by the rule of law, not by his loyalty to President Donald Trump.

Voices of Alaska: Lawsuit puts Permanent Fund’s future in Supreme Court’s hands

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 11:27

Governor Jay Hammond, Permanent Fund founder, knew this time would come – the time when politicians would move to spend the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) without public consent. Hammond believed in the PFD as Alaskans’ right to share equally in the resource wealth saved in the Alaska Permanent Fund and as a way to protect the Fund. Ever since the start of the PFD in 1983 the dividend has been the politicians’ target for spending. Today, politicians are working to grab a large percentage of the people’s PFD. That is exactly what Hammond and other Alaskans warned against and opposed during past failed attempts.

Editorial: Thinking about running for office?

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 11:25

“If I were running things …”

Oilers get key win over Chinooks

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 00:23

With the Alaska Baseball League summer season winding down and playoff spots on the line, the Peninsula Oilers may have made the right moves under pressure.

Tilly, Reimer take Salmon Run Series race No. 4

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 00:23

Sam Tilly dodged the rain and field of 69 runners to win race 4 of the Salmon Run Series 5-kilometer event Wednesday evening at the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna.

Motocross city races set for Saturday

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 00:23

Motocross action will feature City Race Championships this weekend at Twin City Raceway in Kenai.

Birch Ridge Golf Report: Area courses provide great sightseeing

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 00:23

The first part of this report is for NON GOLFERS: Those of you who don’t play golf and have never seen the beautiful views your local golf courses provide to your community. You owe it to yourself to come out to Birch Ridge Golf Course, the Bird Homestead Golf Course in Funny River or the Kenai Golf Course and see what beautiful tourist attractions we offer these communities.

An Outdoor View: Grandkids

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 19:48

Earlier this month, Brady Allred, 14, a grandson from Everett, Wash., came for a two-week stay with my wife and I in Sterling, his first trip to Alaska. Hoping to make his stay memorable, I booked a halibut trip for us out of Homer.