Redoubt Chamber Orchestra to play varied concert

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 18:32

Audiences at Redoubt Chamber Orchestra’s Evening of Classics concert — 7 p.m Friday at Soldotna’s Christ Lutheran Church — will hear a little of the familiar and a bit of the new.

The familiar includes songs that might be known from other places: Paul Dukas’ “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (...

Poet's Corner: Four-Legged Buddies

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 18:32

Four-Legged Buddies

By Bonnie Marie Playle, Soldotna

I think of all my buddies,

each one a pro at moods and feelings they study.

They range from small cats to big horses.

They all have their own life courses.

I go visit...

Reeling it in: Film a tribute to Deepwater Horizon workers

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 18:32

“Deepwater Horizon”

Summit Entertainment

1 hour, 47 minutes

One of the most interesting, and dramatic choices director Peter Berg makes in this week’s disaster-at-sea thriller “Deepwater Horizon” is having Kurt Russell’s...

The Bookworm Sez: Book on gun violence no ordinary story

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 18:32

Today was an ordinary day.

It had its ups and downs; pleasant surprises came between the mundane and the irritating and you’ll look back at it tomorrow with clarity, perhaps, but its details will be sketchy in a decade. It was an ordinary day which, says Gary Younge, also means an average...

Voices of Alaska: Judges wrong on parental notification ruling

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 16:00

When the Alaska Supreme Court recently overturned the law that returned to parents the right to be involved when their minor daughter was seeking an abortion, many people were deflated and irate wondering what they could do to counter such an egregious act of judicial overreach. This blatantly...

Op-ed: We all avoid taxes

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 16:00

Give Donald Trump credit for going big. When he wanted to declare a $915,729,293 loss on his 1995 tax returns, the software used by his accountant couldn’t accommodate anything higher than a seven-figure loss. The accountant had to add the first two digits, “91,” with a typewriter.

The...

What others say: Give the Seward statue the context it deserves

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 16:00

The new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture is a remarkable place. Rising in black and bronze next to the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., it stands out spectacularly from the marble and faux Classical architecture that dominates the national capital....

Trial continues for Anchor Point sportfish guide

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 00:30

A change-of-plea hearing will be continued for an Anchor Point sportfish captain charged with 43 guide violations.

Mel Erickson, 55, was scheduled to appear in Homer District Court on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 4, but neither he or his attorney, Joseph Skrha, attended in person or...

State gets grant to process backlogged rape kits

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 00:29

The state of Alaska has been awarded $1.1 million from the U.S. Department of Justice to process a backlog of rape kits held by the Alaska State Troopers.

Amanda Price, a senior adviser to the governor, has been working on the issue for more than a year. By phone, she said the backlog...

Soldotna home-rule charter passes

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 11:10

Soldotna will be a home-rule city under its own charter as soon as Tuesday’s municipal election is certified.

Proposition 2 in the City of Soldotna, which asked voters to approve a home-rule charter formed by a seven-member commission, passed with 354 yes votes to 197 no votes, according...