Kenai marijuana store opens

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 17:02

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the spelling of Greatland Ganja co-owner and cofounder Leif Abel's name.

When Roger Boyd was getting Red Run Cannabis Company, his marijuana cultivation and retail business, licensed by the Kenai city government in April, he...

Voices of Alaska: Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage shares winter safety concerns

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 20:51

The Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage (NSAA) has been working with the Alaska Railroad to bring Anchorage ski enthusiasts the NSAA Ski Train for more than 40 years. The NSAA Ski Train is a fun-filled, once-a-year chance to explore the former ski resort town of Curry. And, while we certainly...

What others say: Trump not a threat to Cuba

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 20:51

Donald Trump’s victory has sent
shock waves through the United States — and also to our nearest “frenemy” 90 miles away.

The president-elect clearly said during his campaign that he would reverse the thaw in relations between Washington and Havana unless Raúl Castro’s government...

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 20:51

That race continues to be a major source of anxiety and division in America is an undeniable fact. While some politicians continue to use race to divide, Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. is trying again to bridge the gap in his latest PBS documentary series “Black America Since MLK.”...

Seaton joins bipartisan caucus

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 21:29

The day after he was elected to an eighth term representing District 31 in the Alaska House, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, joined two other Republicans, 17 Democrats and two independents to form a new House majority caucus. Seaton will be co-chair of Finance for the operating budget — his only...

Marijuana money already reaching state coffers, but industry isn't yet self-funding

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 21:29

The state of Alaska will begin to collect its first marijuana taxes this month, but records from the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office show that the nascent industry has already paid more than three quarters of a million dollars in fees since the first license requests were filed in...

Photo: Ready, aim, fire

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 21:43

Newcomers seek to make pool hall a safe community space

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 21:47

Two weeks, some planning and a little financial help was all it took for three Kenai residents to get the doors of Sharps Billiards open again.

The pool hall, located on the Kenai Spur Highway just east of Forest Drive, opened in 2008 but closed in 2014, reopening briefly in early 2016...

Redoubt students show 'can-do' attitude

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 21:48

Students at Redoubt Elementary School in Soldotna helped out their community and had some fun in the process Thursday during a “Canstruction” competition at the school.

Students in each brought in food items as part of an annual food drive, but before they were loaded up to be taken to...

Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 19:24

Instructor Bob Amundson has announced that he will again offer Humanities A220: Film as/and Literature this spring. The popular 3-credit, online course focuses on Film Noir and the literature that inspired these “dark films” which were produced between 1945 and 1955. Film Noir, a term coined by...