Board welcomes new faces

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 22:03

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education said goodbye to familiar faces and welcomed new ones at its first meeting following the October election on Monday.

Mike Navarre to take commissioner role

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:30

Mike Navarre has been tapped for the lead role at the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development.

Enrollment down in district

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:28

This year’s enrollment is lower than expected in schools across the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, which could lead to funding issues as the year progresses.

This Ten-Minute Tortilla Soup is filling comfort food — fast

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:20

I owe the idea to well-meaning fans, who over the years would approach me to thank me for the genius of making 10-minute-meals. I never had the heart to correct them: I hosted Ten Dollar Dinners. Ten-minute meals, I always mused, would be about a thousand versions of PB&J, which sounded like hard television to pitch my producer. But the idea marinated. And then it became a challenge: what could I make in 10 minutes that wouldn’t be a PB&J (no disrespect to the sandwich-anthem of my childhood)?

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Cauliflower with Sesame Drizzle

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:20

Food writers (and I include myself) are often talking about what new things you can do with that package of chicken breasts or that pound of ground beef to get out of the same-old, same-old cooking rut. But we might not spend enough time talking about what to do with that head of cauliflower or broccoli. We can all feel as uninspired looking at those stoic spheres as we do with our proteins, right?

Pioneer Potluck: Monday morning washing and Tuesday ironing

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:20

On a farm in Northern Colorado, 1937-1955

Ginger Tea is a soothing drink

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:20

With the arrival of the cold-and-cough season, you may be thinking about cooking up a big batch of chicken soup as a cure for what ails us. I love the stuff, too, but I suggest you stock up on some fresh gingerroot instead. Ginger, of course, is one of the many flavors to be found in a stir-fry Asian dish or Indian curry. But used in larger quantities than specified for those recipes, it can become quite spicy. Of all the home remedies out there, I have found tea, prepared with fresh ginger, to be the most effective.

What others say: Silicon Valley bears responsibility when it comes to fake news

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:28

It has been a week since Las Vegas police stormed Stephen Paddock’s hotel room at Mandalay Bay, finding him dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and surrounded by a personal arsenal of modified rifles. And in that time, we’ve learned quite a bit about him.

Op-ed: Trump head, Pence tail

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:28

If a metaphor could be used for this White House, it might be a two-sided coin with President Trump the head and Vice President Mike Pence the tail.

KPC focuses on success in face of financial strain

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 22:20

In the face of Alaska’s fiscal crisis, Kenai Peninsula College has been working to maintain a quality education with decreased funding, according to the college’s annual report which spans from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.