Alaska holiday weighed for black soldiers who built highway

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 22:52

JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska state lawmakers are considering the creation of a holiday to honor the contributions of more than 4,000 black soldiers who endured harsh conditions while building the Alaska Highway during World War II.

The road is the only one linking the state to the...

Fish and Game presents rationale on big fish king goal

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 21:38

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game wants to transition the Kenai River early and late king salmon run escapement goals to count big fish only.

Man charged with manslaughter in overdose death of former roommate

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 22:35

A man has been charged with manslaughter after allegedly giving some of his opioid prescription to a former roommate, who overdosed on it.

Dale Bagley enters race for borough mayor

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 21:37

Dale Bagley has entered to race to be the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s next mayor.

Prominent figures

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 09:48

Marlene Lewis (left) sketches model Robert Dederick during a charcoal figuring-drawing class on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at the Kenai Community Library in Kenai, Alaska. The class is the latest in a series of community art classes lead by artist and Kenai librarian James Adcox.

 

 

 

Alaska AG says feds couldn’t overturn state’s pot law

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 21:36

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A representative for the Alaska attorney general’s office said a change in how the federal government enforces its own marijuana laws would not affect state marijuana laws.

Hanging baskets bring instant color, texture to small spaces

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 22:50

By DEAN FOSDICK

An Outdoor View: On water

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 22:51

On TV news earlier this week, the Californians who were wading through their flooded houses and boating down their flooded streets got me to thinking about water.

Refuge Notebook: Rain Shadows Create Diverse (and Changing) Alpine Habitats

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 20:51

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is often described as “Alaska in miniature” because of the variety of habitats that occur here. On the Kenai Peninsula, we live where two biomes meet. The eastern half of the Kenai Mountains has a climate similar to the temperate rainforest that spans the Oregon Coast and rainy Southeast Alaska, finally reaching its northwestern limit here. On the eastern side, rubber boots are needed to protect soggy feet.

Critter tracks read like a story in the snow

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 20:50

By RICH LANDERS