Curious science of human at war

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 09:45

Thank you for your service.

You’ve said that many times recently, and meant every word to every soldier. Thank you for keeping us protected. Thank you for your bravery. Thank you for your sacrifice. And once you’ve read “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” by Mary Roach, you’ll...

What's Happening

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 09:43

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■ Kenai Performers present a July 4 Cosplay Costume Contest as part of the Kenai’s fourth of July festivities at the Green Strip park by the softball fields. Costume parade and judging begin at 2 p.m. Cash prizes include $150 Grand Prize for Best of Show and $25...


Wed, 06/08/2016 - 17:23

“Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping”

Universal Studies

1 hours, 26 minutes

The mockumentary genre, while rich with possibility, is kind of a minefield. Satire is difficult as it is - the ability to intelligently skewer...

Seldovia festival attracts variety of musicians

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 17:23

With the right timing, travelers could land on a ferry across Kachemak Bay alongside a boatload of musicians next week.

The musicians will all cross the bay to Seldovia from Homer at 11 a.m. June 16 on their way to the 16th annual Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival, which will take...

Oil paintings in acrylic, octopi in ink

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 17:23

On a clear day, Louise Nutter can see 10 of Cook Inlet’s oil and gas platforms from the deck of her house in Nikiski. Hilcorp’s four platforms in the Middle Shoal unit stand out near the blue-gray horizon, and the Furie-leased Kitchen Lights gas field sprawls to her north. These fixtures of...

American Legion Twins preview: The pieces are there, but they're not in place yet

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 23:54

American Legion Post 20 Twins coach Robb Quelland has a bunch of puzzle pieces in front of him that he thinks will make a nice finished product.

Now he just has to figure out how to put it all together.

The Twins start their season today with a game in Anchorage against West at 6:30...

Oilers begin 60-game season against Miners

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 20:50

This isn’t a baseball season, it’s an endurance contest.

The Peninsula Oilers begin a whirlwind tour today when they kick off their 43rd season of play in the Alaska Baseball League.

Tonight’s opening game — a 7 p.m. contest against the Mat-Su Miners, who lost to the Anchorage Bucs...

Brown Bears coach Worlton excited by influx of talent from NAHL Draft

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 01:06

Kenai River Brown Bears coach Jeff Worlton said the team took a major step forward Tuesday with the North American Hockey League Draft.

The Brown Bears selected 14 players as they try to right the ship after finishing with the league’s worst record the past two seasons.

“We feel...

Kenai Golf Report: Tournaments ramp up

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 23:54

It is hard to believe that we are in the first week of June and we have already hosted two stroke play tournaments, four senior tournaments and three Men’s Nights. As you might guess, the course is in great early season condition.

The greens are filling in nicely. The fairways and tee...

Photo: Order up

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 22:27