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Gavin Hudkins, 9, slept in during the first day of the setnet season when his family’s nets were in the water off Salamatof beach. His mother, Sarah Frostad-Hudkins, said she would have woken him up and put him to work, perhaps by taking a few photos, had she known they would have been out of the ...

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 8:37am

As the cabbage crackled in Chef Michael Roddey’s saute pan at Saturday’s Central Kenai Peninsula Farmer’s Market, a crowd gathered. Their eyes were on his pan because most had already had his pea and kohlrabi salad. “Once they hear about the cabbage — oh my gosh — it’ll be pulling them...

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 8:33am

Central Peninsula police and fire departments responded to a report of a shooting in the Beaver Loop Road area of the Kenai Spur Highway on Monday afternoon. According to reports received over a police scanner, an unnamed female gunshot victim was conscious and breathing after being shot in the stom...

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 2:48pm

(For a slideshow of photos illustrating this story, click here.) An experimental fishery wrapped up its first season of gathering genetic sockeye...

Sat, 08/04/2012 - 10:14pm


Mon, 08/06/2012 - 8:44am

Thirteen moms spread out on picnic blankets in Soldotna Creek Park tending to nearly 20 children. They each waited for their 60-second chance to help The Big Latch On 2012 beat a record for the most women breastfeeding simultaneously.  The two-day event brought local moms together with women fr...

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 8:26am

Naqantughedul. That’s how Jaylene Peterson-Nyren described the pile of dirt, golden shovels and empty field further behind as she stood in front of an audience of about 100 residents on Friday.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 8:19am

FAIRBANKS (AP) — For the past 35 years, spending time behind the counter at Somethin’ Special has become a tradition for the Bertrand family.  The gift shop, which first opened at Shopper’s Forum in 1977, has become a reliable destination for local shoppers. Working there also became a ri...

Sat, 08/04/2012 - 10:39pm

SITKA (AP) — Camila Thorndike is spending seven weeks in Sitka, latitude 57 degrees north, to contemplate the environmental challenges facing Chiloe, a Pacific island at latitude 42 degrees south.  Thorndike is one of eight Sitka Fellows on the Sheldon Jackson Campus this summer. While some o...

Sat, 08/04/2012 - 10:35pm

EAGLE RIVER — For more than half a century, “Yellow Rock” has been an Eagle River landmark. In recent years, however, the boulder’s bright yellow coat has been buried under numerous layers of spray paint. But one man is determined to restore the rock located on the corner of Wren Lane and Ea...

Sat, 08/04/2012 - 10:39pm


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