Chugiak starts fast in defeating Kenai

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 00:07

Chugiak wasted little time in taking control in a 48-3 nonconference victory Saturday at Ed Hollier Field in Kenai.

The Kardinals received the opening kickoff and started on their 20. On the first play, Chugiak’s Ace Chapple picked off Kardinals quarterback Chase Gillies at the 35 and...

Homer sweeps Homer Time Trial

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 23:40

The Homer cross-country teams tuned up for the region and state meets by sweeping the Homer Time Trial on Saturday in Homer on the Homer Spit.

In the boys race, Homer’s Luciano Fasulo finished first to lead the Mariners to victory with 17 points. Soldotna was second with 40 points.

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Kincaid, Brennan triumph at cyclocross

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 23:40

Kincaid, Brennan triumph at cyclocross

Nathan Kincaid and Angie Brennan earned victories Thursday in the first race of the Chainwreck Cyclocross Series at Tsalteshi Trails.

Racers have a certain time in which they can complete as many laps as possible. Kincaid did his six laps in 36...

CIA soccer sweeps weekend

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 00:42

The Cook Inlet Academy coed soccer team took advantage of a rules loophole to score a big win and give themselves momentum as the fall soccer season winds down.

Because an earlier scrimmage in the season with Wasilla Lake Christian did not count toward the Borealis Conference standings,...

Brown Bears drop preseason game to Bruins

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 23:39

The Kenai River Brown Bears dropped a North American Hockey League preseason game Saturday in Minnesota 3-2 in overtime to the Austin (Minnesota) Bruins. The Bears open their season Wednesday at the NAHL Showcase in Minnesota against the Minot Minotauros at 1 p.m. ADT.

Ketchikan man files $4.5 million suit over his arrest

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 21:57

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A Ketchikan man is suing the city and its police department over allegations of malicious prosecution stemming from his arrest two years ago.

Walter Reichard’s $4.5 million lawsuit, which also alleges false arrest and official misconduct resulting in injury, was...

Anyone can experience homelessness

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 21:37
Peninsula agencies, residents work to help homeless community

Though it may not be overly visible or accurately recorded, homelessness on the Kenai Peninsula is a pervasive issue.

Kenai Peninsula Journey Home, an organization dedicated to addressing homelessness on the Kenai Peninsula, held two workshops last week at the Alaska Army National Guard...

Railroad blocks boat launches on Lower Trail Lake

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 21:28

Visitors who want to launch their boats on Lower Trail Lake near Moose Pass have run into a literal roadblock in trying to access the lake recently.

The informal campground and boat launch people have used to access the lake, which adjoins the Seward Highway at the south end of the lake,...

Former Kenai mayor seeks to restore fire truck

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 13:30

Former Kenai Mayor John Williams is leading an effort to restore a World War II-era Kenai Fire Department engine.

Williams said he plans to put the city-owned fire truck’s pumps, tires, engine and chassis back in clean, working order, as well as repaint it to its original white color...

Opioid abuse a growing problem in Alaska

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 21:50

ANCHORAGE — Abuse of opioids has only recently entered the public consciousness as a crisis in Alaska even though it’s been a growing problem for the past decade.

“It’s been much more visible over the past couple of years,” said Jay Butler, the state’s chief medical officer. “Of course,...