Kenai plants community food forest

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 20:58

The starts for Kenai’s new community orchard, and soon-to-be food forest are in the ground.

On June 25, staff from the City of Kenai’s Parks and Recreation Department, O’Brien Garden and Trees and the hands of a few volunteers planted fruit trees and shrubs in the Kenai Community Gardens...

DOT launches differential speed section of Seward Highway

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 20:58

Starting Monday, the right lane on a section of the Seward Highway between Anchorage and Kenai will legally become the slow lane.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is launching a project to study how lowering the speed limit in the just right lane of a highway...

5th special session starts today

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 21:05

JUNEAU — State legislators are poised to meet Monday for their fifth special session in two years, with Gov. Bill Walker saying they need to finish the work of addressing Alaska’s gaping budget deficit.

But Walker’s agenda could face an uphill battle, given that proposals he’s asking...

Lowry: Clinton moves ethical goal post

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 10:11

Hillary Clinton has scored a highly characteristic political “victory” -- namely, not getting indicted.

During a political season when “rigged” has been the most emotive description of the economy and political system, Hillary and her enablers have conducted what appears to be a seminar...

Ostrander finishes 8th in Olympic trails final

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 23:34
2015 Kenai Central grad will not race at Rio Olympics

In the end, it was not to be.

Soldotna runner Allie Ostrander missed out on a spot at the summer Olympic games in Rio, Brazil, with an eighth-place result in the women's 5,000-meter final at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon.

Ostrander crossed the finish...

Theisen claims race No. 1 of Salmon Run Series

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 00:22

Jordan Theisen picked up the first victory of the summer in the five-race Salmon Run Series Wednesday evening at the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna.

Theisen crossed the line of the five-kilometer course in 17 minutes, 47 seconds, beating runner-up Pedro Ochoa by three seconds. Theisen, a...

Twins lose to South, beat Hawaii and Chugiak at BP tourney

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 00:22

The American Legion Twins wrapped up pool play Saturday at the BP Invitational tournament in Anchorage with a 2-1 record, giving them the top seed headed into today’s final day of action at Mulcahy Field.

Post 20 opened the tournament Friday with a 5-4 loss to South Post 4, but finished...

Oilers battle Miners in ABL play

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 00:22

The Peninsula Oilers finished Saturday night with a doubleheader split against the Mat-Su Miners, and they finished it with a flourish.

Right-handed starter Billy Oxford pitched a complete game shutout over seven innings to send Peninsula to a 4-0 Alaska Baseball League win in the second...

A peony for your thoughts

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 21:39

A honeybee busily flits between blooms at Cool Cache Farms in Nikiski on Friday. In the background, farm owners' Wayne and Patti Floyd's experimental dome-shaped high tunnel looms. Patti Floyd said they hope to eventually grow plants in it through the winter.

Friday found the Floyds...

Longtime KPC professor Boyd Shaffer dies at 90

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 21:41

The longest-tenured instructor at Kenai Peninsula College at time of his retirement in 2002, Boyd Shaffer once described himself this way: “I get started on a nature thing or an art thing, and look out. There’s no stopping me. That is what I am.”

His love of art and nature—plus his...