New burn permits required starting next month

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 21:37

As winter rolls reluctantly into spring, residents of the Kenai Peninsula have another item to add to their to do list: get an updated burn permit.

Nikiski girls come back to take 3rd place

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 00:13

A night after losing their top player to injury, the Nikiski girls basketball squad roared back to life Saturday afternoon to snatch third-place honors at the Southcentral Conference tournament at Nikiski High School.

Learning for Life: Chick fever is in the air

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 21:42

Chick fever is in the air: Raising backyard poultry

Unhinged Alaska: Yo, Mother Nature, you need a nap

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 21:41

Last month I inferred that Old Man Winter was behaving like a borderline psychotic suffering conflicting flashbacks inclusive of the peak of his ice age career to the wussy weather of the last few years where he came across as daunting as a dehydrated sponge.

Community News and Notes

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 21:41

News and Notes

William Henry Seward: visionary of national growth

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 21:41

William Henry Seward was a visionary and one of the most important diplomats in American history. As Seward’s Day (March 30) approaches, most Alaskans have certainly heard of this extraordinary man. Most of us in the state know he was “the man who bought Alaska.” Seward was, in fact, an extraordinary visionary who foresaw how the growth of the United States depended on immigrants, the end of slavery, the West and the Pacific Ocean.

Notes from the Recycling Bin

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 21:41

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Kaleidoscope students channel the Bard

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 10:52
The play's the thing

All the world’s a stage, and on Thursday afternoon, the students at Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science were the players.

Op-ed: Open mouth, talk stupid

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 21:37

I’ve hesitated in doing this, but the time has come to catalog the truly dumb comments uttered by our great leaders. There is so much material, it’s an embarrassment of embarrassments.

Let’s build on fish board success

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 21:37

A remarkable thing happened at the Board of Fisheries meeting last week: Several user groups collaborated with Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff and fish board members to write a conservation plan for a Kenai River fishery.