Soldotna lights up Christmas

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 15:19

With temperatures barely in the double digits and a light covering of snow turning Soldotna Creek Park into a winter wonderland, hundreds of families turned out for the Annual Christmas in the Park on Dec. 3.

After some good old-fashioned caroling led by the lovely Hannah Taurianen of...

Op-Ed: Red flags over Trump Tower

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 10:02

There is a really good reason to support Senate confirmation of Rex Tillerson to be President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state: Tony Perkins opposes him. Perkins is the president of the Family Research Council, otherwise known as the Bedroom Busybodies. He blasted out a statement...

SoHi graduate Fox leads area at Besh Cup 1 and 2 in Anchorage

Sun, 12/18/2016 - 23:46

Soldotna graduate Sadie Fox, who now skis for the University of Alaska Anchorage, finished 10th in a 1.4-kilometer classic sprint Saturday during the opening weekend of Besh Cup racing at Kincaid Park in Anchorage.

There are six Besh Cup races and they are used to pick the Team Alaska that...

Photo: Winds and strings

Sun, 12/18/2016 - 22:08

Sean Raften performs in a violin ensemble with his teacher, Ida Pearson, and other students in a flute and violin concert on Saturday, Dec. 17 at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna.

Serenity House applies for detox center grant

Sun, 12/18/2016 - 21:49

Plans for the central Kenai Peninsula’s first medical detox facility are underway.

Over the last several years, opioid addiction on the Kenai Peninsula and in Alaska in general has become a significant public health issue. Last May, the community coalition Change 4 the Kenai brought it to...

Alaskans plunge for a purpose

Sun, 12/18/2016 - 21:58

ANCHORAGE — More than a thousand people in Alaska dressed up as elves or in other elaborate costumes, while some stripped down to barely anything to take part in a polar plunge.

The fundraiser for Special Olympics Alaska took place Saturday at Goose Lake in Anchorage, where ice was cut...

Police arrest suspect in Point Woronzof double homicide

Sun, 12/18/2016 - 21:57

ANCHORAGE — A man indicted nearly a week ago in the January deaths of two people is in custody.

KTVA-TV reports police arrested 21-year-old Jamal Hall early Saturday.

A prosecutor says Hall shot 19-year-old Selena Mullenax and 20-year-old Foriegnne Aubert-Morissette.

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Council allows sport guides to buy commercial halibut quota

Sun, 12/18/2016 - 21:49

Culture shifts, as does policy.

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council, master of the nation’s most valuable fishing region, decided on Dec. 10 to implement a new plan that in some ways reflects changing attitudes and economies in the North Pacific and in Alaska.

The plan...

What others say: Trump's team behind schedule

Sun, 12/18/2016 - 20:28

Worried about the corporate
gazillionaires whom Donald Trump is naming to his cabinet? Don’t fret — it could be months, if ever, before these people set foot inside the federal government. Mr. Trump’s transition team is seriously behind — some in Washington say they’ve gotten nowhere — on...

Kenai Peninsula College: Around the Peninsula

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 10:12

Kenai Peninsula College’s two campuses (Kenai River Campus in Soldotna and Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer) and two extension sites (Anchorage and Resurrection Bay) will close for the holiday break on Dec. 24, 2016 and re-open at noon, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2016.

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