What others say: Needed support

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 16:57

Ketchikan’s library is a showpiece enjoyed throughout the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, including outside of city limits.

That’s not to say it’s a Taj Mahal. It isn’t.

It’s a building reasonable in every way — size, design, color and location — for this community. Inside, it is a...

Op-Ed: Clinton censures Trump voters

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 09:40

Every now and again secular progressives rip off their mask and tell conservatives what they really think of them. At an LGBT fundraiser last Friday in New York, Hillary Clinton one-upped President Obama, who said of conservatives during the 2008 presidential campaign: “And it’s not surprising...

Business Briefs

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 20:39

■ The Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce will meet at noon Sept. 21 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. A forum for candidates for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is planned. Lunch is $15. RSVP required. RSVP to 907-283-1991 or 907-262-9814.

■ On Sept. 23, the Kenai and...

School district seeks Alaska Native student representatives

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 13:57

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is seeking representatives for the 1,232 Alaska Native and Native American students enrolled in local schools.

Parents, students and staff interested in filling seats on the Title VI — formerly Title VII — Indian Education advisory committee...

Local foragers notice effects of climate change

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 20:38

Berry pickers foraging on the Kenai Peninsula have noticed lately that things have been a little out of whack.

Currants, the first local species to ripen, were three weeks early this year. People rummaging through boreal forests for their prized, beloved blueberries discovered blooms at...

Walker talks finances, LNG in Kenai

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 20:38

Gov. Bill Walker reiterated a call Monday for a fix to Alaska’s budget deficit while also signing into law a tax credit designed to incentivize fertilizer company Agrium to reopen its Nikiski plant.

With the sponsor, Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski...

What others say: Turning the tide against suicide

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 18:58

It’s no secret that Alaska has a
serious problem with suicide. Consistently ranking at or near the top of per-capita state statistics, Alaska has long struggled not just to bring down its suicide rate, but also to remove the stigma of discussing suicide and related issues. Despite widespread...

Kenai's Moon takes 2nd at Alyeska Climbathon

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 23:52

Heather Moon of Kenai finished second in the women’s division Saturday at the ninth annual Alyeska Climbathon at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood.

The multilap event is held at the North Face Trail, which is about 2.2 miles long and climbs about 2,000 vertical feet from the Hotel Alyeska to the...

Final Wednesday in the park

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 12:56

The Kenai Peninsula had more beautiful days this summer than anyone can remember, but Mother Nature chose one of the most perfect of those many days to close the Wednesday Market and free concert series at Soldotna Creek Park. Some 1,500 people turned out to shop, eat, sit, play, dance and enjoy...

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 23:52

Wren Norwood, a 2015 Kenai Central graduate, was recently named the Northwest Conference Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week.

Norwood is a sophomore goalkeeper for the University of Puget Sound, a Division III school in men’s soccer located in Tacoma, Washington.

Norwood received...