On Valentine’s Day, ditch the box and make your love a cake

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 12:34

Have you been on the receiving end of a heart-shaped box? Maybe it was filled with jewelry, but if you’re lucky, it was filled with chocolate. And while a box of candy is a tried-and-true way to say “I love you,” we might know an even better way.

Egg, Sausage and Cheese Biscuits

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 12:34

Cherry cupcake is just the thing for Valentine’s Day

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 12:33

This old-fashioned cherry cupcake is just the thing for Valentine’s Day. I’ve updated a cake that my mother used to make for my sisters and me when we were children with all the flavors of a bourbon Old-Fashioned. The rosy pink color of the cake immediately brings to mind the Feast of Saint Valentine.

Moose-vehicle collisions on track with average for peninsula

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 20:46

One of the Kenai Peninsula’s most iconic animals for hunting and viewing is also the one of the most accident prone.

Nikiski girls, Homer boys notch wins

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 00:50

The visiting Nikiski girls used their stout defense to notch a Southcentral Conference victory over Homer on Tuesday.

Hagel scores OT winner for Kenai hockey over Homer

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 00:50

Junior forward Matt Hagel scored the game-winning goal with 2 minutes, 33 seconds, left in overtime to send the Kenai Central hockey to a 6-5 win over Homer on Tuesday night at the Kenai Multipurpose Facility.

Making connections

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 11:06

Sandra Groller gets a massage from Caitlin Sparks, the owner of Kenai Peninsula Massage Therapy, at the Project Homeless Connect event at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Tuesday in Soldotna. Sparks, who shared a booth with Heather Rasch of Mountain Magic Massage, was one of 34 providing services to those experiencing homelessness or near homelessness at the event, now in its 6th year. By noon, vendors said things had started off a little slow but were beginning to pick up, and some who had been there multiple years said they were seeing some new faces. Services included haircuts, massages, blood pressure checks, job searches and hot meals, among others, all for free. Attendees could get taxi rides to the event, pick up free coats, boots, hats and food to take home.

Lawmaker proposes gun bill after airport shooting

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 22:33

JUNEAU — A deadly airport shooting in Florida has helped spur a bill in Alaska that would allow authorities to temporarily take away guns from people deemed to be a danger to themselves or others.

S&P: Downturn in energy production hits budgets in 6 states

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 22:32

Six of the country’s major energy-producing states have slipped into recession after a sharp decline in production and exploration over the last 18 months caused their tax revenue to plummet and job growth to stagnate, according to a financial analysis released Tuesday.

University of Alaska weighs options for academic programs

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 11:05

University of Alaska weighs options for academic programs