Assembly sets right tone with discussion of invocations

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 19:55

Though they may not have intended it as such, an interesting discussion led to a solution for an ordinance that wasn’t even introduced at Tuesday’s borough assembly meeting.

The ordinance in question, which was slated for introduction at Tuesday’s meeting, would have removed the practice...

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: D-Day, continued

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 16:35

Last time I said I’d tell you about Normandy today. Spring is a beautiful time of the year to visit just about any place in the world and true to a popular song, “April in Paris,” and France in general is a magnificent time. Flowering trees abound and gardens of tulips and other spring flowers...

Community News and Notes

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 16:35
News and Notes

Callie Kant and Kelsey Tachick, both of Soldotna, have been named to the dean’s list at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. To qualify for inclusion on the dean’s list, a student must have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and must have attained a semester...

Learning for Life: Add kale for a nutritious boost

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 16:35

Kale is one of the most nutritious vegetables you can grow in your garden or container garden. Kale contains vitamins A, C, K and B-6 as well as potassium, calcium, iron and manganese. Kale can be eaten raw or cooked. There are a variety of ways to prepare kale such as kale chips. Kale can be...

Results posted for Mouth to Mouth Wild Run and Ride

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 23:08

The third annual Mouth to Mouth Wild Run and Ride was held June 19. The race is 10 miles long, starting at the mouth of the Kasilof River and ending at the mouth of the Kenai River.

Cook Inletkeeper coordinates the race with the Tsalteshi Trails Association, the Kenai Watershed Forum,...

Twins topple Wasilla in battle of unbeatens

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 00:01

The Wasilla Road Warriors could not survive the one-two punch of the American Legion Twins on Friday in a battle of league unbeatens at the Kenai Little League fields.

Behind huge game from leadoff hitter Josh Darrow and No. 2 hitter Paul Steffensen, the Twins defeated Wasilla 11-4 in a...

Fish and Game restricts bait on Kenai River late-run kings

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 12:41

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct the type of tackle anglers are permitted to use on the Kenai River. Anglers are restricted to an unbaited, single-hook artificial fly or lure, with or without a barb.

Sportfishermen on the Kenai River will...

Oilers nip Miners in 10 innings

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 00:23

The Peninsula Oilers pulled off a 2-1 extra-innings victory over the Mat-Su Miners on Thursday evening on a steal of home plate at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer.

Marshal Boggs reached home on a bases-loaded steal in the top of the 10th inning when Mat-Su catcher Tyler Wyatt misplayed a...

Birch Ridge Golf Report: All Alaska Pro Skins Game looms in future

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 00:02

All right folks, it’s time. Time to sign up for the 2016 Pro-Am and All Alaskan Pro Skins Game. This July 11, we gather all the golf professionals we can and pair them up with three amateurs for 18 holes of intense competition. Call the pro shop to get signed up. After the tournament, the top...

Attorney general, resources commissioner resign

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 21:19

ANCHORAGE (AP) — There were major changes to Gov. Bill Walker’s cabinet on Thursday, with announcements that the attorney general and the acting Natural Resources Commissioner were leaving their posts.

Walker also appointed a new natural resources Commissioner. No replacement was named...