Time for a grown-up conversation

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 17:17

It’s an exciting time of year here on the Kenai Peninsula. Hundreds of area students will receive their high school diplomas this week, and many more will be returning home for the summer from college. There’s a feeling of anticipation as we send our young adults out into the “real world,” but...

Community News and Notes

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 09:56


Nikolas family grows

Crystal and Alexx Nikolas of Kenai announce the birth of their daughter, Holly Lindley Nikolas, at 8:44 a.m. April 21, 2016. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches. She is the first granddaughter of...

Masons honor top students, award schlarships

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 09:55

The 49th Annual Masonic Outstanding Student Awards Program was held April 29 at the Kenai Central High School Auditorium. Students representing 33 schools from across the Kenai Peninsula and one from Nome were honored for their achievements and dedication.

The goal of this event is to...

Here's the thing: With summer comes a new chapter

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 15:44

The school year is basically over, but instead of shutting down, I’m trying to savor this annual hustle.

My son will only graduate from kindergarten once. The sweet moments go by so fast that I’m trying not to forget anything important. If it’s not written on a crumpled list floating...

Becher no-hits Kodiak for 2nd SoHi no-no in 3 games

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 23:26

For the second time in three games, the Soldotna baseball team executed a no-hitter.
Joey Becher no-hit Kodiak on Friday in a 17-0 Southcentral Conference victory in five innings at the Soldotna Little League fields.
Becher's two walks were the only blemish on his record.
"He had...

An oil drilling rig changed the history of Kachemak Bay

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 09:55

In the spring of 1976 Governor Hammonds bill to buy-back the Kachemak Bay oil leases and prevent drilling there was doomed in the state legislature. Then on May 5th the drill rig George Ferris became stuck deep in the mud of where it was anchored in Mud Bay. The incoming tide swamped the rig and...

Support HOPE for Alzheimer's Act

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 09:52

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates there are more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 6,800 here in Alaska. In addition, there are more than 15 million Americans caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, including 33,000 Alaskans. As an...

Contributions help with mission trip

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 09:50

On behalf of my family I would like to offer thanks to the owners of TrustWorthy Hardware, and their staff for welcoming us to their facility for several weekends. Thanks are also due to Kalifornsky Christian Center, and pastor Steve Toliver.

In addition, thank you to the many friendly...

SoHi pitchers shine again in defeating Houston

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 22:39

The pitching and defense of the Soldotna baseball team kept shining as the Stars defeated Houston 9-2 in Southcentral Conference action Thursday at the Soldotna Little League fields.

Tuesday, SoHi hurlers Caleb Spence and Mathew Daugherty combined on a no-hitter in a 1-0 victory against...

SoHi offers volleyball camp for 6th-, 7th-graders

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 22:28

The Soldotna High School volleyball coaching staff will be offering an early summer camp for sixth- and seventh-grade girls.

Camp dates are May 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. and May 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. The camp is at Soldotna High School.

Campers need to bring gym shoes and kneepads. The cost...