Rick Brooks to bring unique style to Kenai

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 13:19

Rick Brooks is used to traveling with the music. His fingers travel up and down the fret board. He’s travelled throughout Alaska, the Lower 48 and the world to learn and play music, and on May 6 he’ll be traveling to Kenai to play at Veronica’s Cafe.

Op-ed: The hundred-day sham

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 15:26

Those who worry that they are closed-minded because they can’t conceive of agreeing with anything Donald Trump says or does can stop beating up on themselves along with him. He’s finally come up with something sensible, calling the intense focus on any president’s first 100 days in office a “ridiculous standard.” It is ridiculous, largely media hype, a contrived way to judge how a new administration is doing.

Jobs drive the economy, not the PFD

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 15:21

The PFD is not a suicide pact.

Homer softball rallies to defeat Soldotna

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 01:02

The Homer softball team opened their season with a doozy, rallying from a six-run deficit to defeat Northern Lights Conference opponent Soldotna 15-7 Tuesday evening at Jack Gist park in Homer.

Tuesday soccer: SoHi sweeps Nikiski

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:53

The Soldotna boys won a Northern Lights Conference clash with Nikiski 9-0 Tuesday evening at Justin Maile Field, and if it was presented, they would have walked off with a sportsmanship award as well.

Soldotna baseball topples Homer

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 01:19

The Soldotna baseball team relied on two of its most experienced players to defeat Homer 6-1 Tuesday at the Soldotna Little League fields in the opener for both teams.

2017 sockeye forecast weak for Cook Inlet

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 21:25

Upper Cook Inlet’s commercial salmon fishermen are predicted to have another slow season, if the forecast proves accurate.

Alaska continues to warm at twice global rate

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:27

The world is warming, but Alaska is warming faster, according to Jeremy Littell, lead research scientist at the Alaska Climate Science Center.

State sees progress in opioid fight

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 14:22

Recent data regarding Alaska’s opioid epidemic show that efforts to curb prescription abuse are starting to work, while work to slow the problem’s growth continues.

Brown Bears’ Lipe named to Midwest Division All-Rookie Team

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 00:26

Chris Lipe of the Kenai River Brown Bears was named to the North American Hockey League Midwest Division All-Rookie Team on Monday.