Good Cops

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 12:29

It’s been 30½ years since sheriff’s Deputy Tony Wil­der set out on a cold January Friday to serve a committal warrant on a south Georgia man. It was just another day on the job.


I was in my office wrapping up a story when we heard chatter over our police scanner from out...

Juneau defeats Twins at state; Twins still advance to Saturday title game

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 00:48

A Friday night clash between the top two seeds in the American Legion Alaska State Tournament had all the makings of a classic, and the hype delivered on its promise.

However, for the Post 20 Twins, it came in the form of a loss. Top seed Juneau handed the Twins their first loss of the...

Oilers split doubleheader with Miners

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 00:44

PALMER — Mat-Su right-hander Justin Vernia didn’t allow an earned run for the fourth straight start Saturday afternoon. But Peninsula Oilers starter Justin Montgomery ensured Vernia’s effort wouldn’t be enough to get the Miners the win.

Montgomery pitched a two-hit complete game to lead...

Crawford, Kiviat win at Soldotna Cycle Series

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 00:10

Mike Crawford and Leah Kiviat took home wins at the fifth Soldotna Cycle Series on Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails.

The riders did two loops of a 3.16-mile course, each time gaining and losing 385 feet of elevation.

Crawford finished the test in 27 minutes, 59 seconds, while Ian Horton...

Citizen group submits marijuana ban petition

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 11:41

Editor's note: This article has been corrected to reflect the correct date for the determination deadline for the petition.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough clerk’s office is evaluating a citizen initiative to ban all commercial marijuana operations in the borough outside the cities...

Soldotna simplifies code enforcement

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 22:20

The Soldotna City Council has updated its code to simplify enforcing city ordinances.

Council members unanimously enacted an ordinance at their Wednesday meeting that changes the language of the code’s enforcement chapter and updates the city’s fine schedule.

“What this does is it...

Twins topple Wasilla at state

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 00:07

Tense comebacks and rallies are what got the Post 20 Twins into the postseason, and the late-inning theatrics are keeping them going.

A seventh-inning rally sent the Post 20 Twins to a 4-3 quarterfinal victory Thursday evening over the Wasilla Road Warriors and into the Alaska American...

Summer events are still in full swing at Birch Ridge

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 00:07

We have some great events coming up at Birch Ridge that we would like to see you at.

Thursday will be Thirsty Thursday, or Wine Tasting with Gene Diamond, followed by a golf clinic by Zac Cowan and Bill Engberg. This is a great event that is limited to the first 24 people to sign up and...

Adams, Ostrander take Salmon Run Series No. 4

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 23:08

Matt Adams and Taylor Ostrander claimed victories at the fourth Salmon Run Series race of the summer Wednesday at Tsalteshi Trails.

Adams, who won the Class 1-2-3A state title for Seward in 2004, finished the five-kilometer course in 16 minutes, 29 seconds, to defeat Ty Jordan, who won the...

Ostrander earns All-Academic honor

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 23:08

Soldotna’s Allie Ostrander earned All-Academic honors from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association this week.

To be eligible, students need to have completed two semesters at their current institution with a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher. Ostrander...