Fishing report: Kings boom, Russian River opener primed

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 12:57

There’s one thing sportfishermen can’t stop talking about this summer: the Kenai River king salmon fishing.

Refuge Notebook: Faces of climate inequality

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 17:25

An 11-hour flight from Los Angeles, 1 hour flight from Nadi, and a 2-hour 4-wheel-drive trek along the rugged, sun-drenched coast of Taveuni Island will get you to the village of Waitabu. A bumbling grouping of 50 people living in 15 huts, Waitabu faces an outstretched morning-sun Pacific Ocean. This is a place of relentless, unabashed, breathtaking beauty.

Bird Homestead Golf Report: Gearing up for the String Tournament

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 00:31

It was another great week out here 11.9 miles down Funny River Road. The ladies played Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and Susan Ellis won long drive with a nice shot up the middle at the fifth. Faith Link won long putt on No. 2. We would love to see some more ladies join us. We play for fun and exercise. Sissy Bird, Elaine Taylor and Connie Orth took first place with 2 over par. Always a good time.

Volunteers clean beaches on remote Augustine Island

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 16:35

On Augustine Island, human footprints are rare. Evidence of humans is not.

Kenai partners with Chamber of Commerce for fall silver derby

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 11:22

Kenai’s city government will have a say in how the town’s first silver salmon fishing derby — initiated by the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and planned to take place in September — will be carried out. The city is partnering with the Kenai Chamber of Commerce for the event.

Out of the office: A case for hiking alone

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 12:05

Not working Mondays is the bee’s knees.

Life’s a beach

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 17:48

Organically grown, locally produced stories

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:49

Stories your neighbors have told around campfires and dinner tables are now being told through a microphone to a public audience during occasional live storytelling sessions on Friday evenings at Odie’s Deli in Soldotna.

Reeling it in: ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Captain Underpants’ are a pair of superheroes for everyone

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:48

Summer has officially arrived. The sun is out (this morning, anyway) and Hollywood has finally revved up their blockbuster machine to high gear.

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Splitopia’ takes a different look at divorce

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:49

You two have been fighting a lot lately.