Notes from the Recycling Bin

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 10:59

— About 90 percent of paper comes from trees, the majority of which are not sustainably harvested. Use recycled paper products. Write, print and copy on both side of paper whenever possible. Try online newspaper and magazine subscriptions. Store documents electronically. Use cloth napkins and...

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Teamwork on ice

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 10:59

After a barn-burner of a week the World Series is over and the Super Bowl is a future torment, so I can turn on TV on the weekend and find figure skating! No chance that on any given night, I’ll find it on several channels, like other sports, but we take what we can get.

The Grand Prix has...

Laerning for Life: Why use a food thermometer?

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 10:59

Using a food thermometer is the only sure way to determine if your food has reached a high enough temperature to destroy foodborne bacteria. Many people rely on “eyeballing” food. This can be misleading, especially if cooking by color. According to USDA research 1 out of 4 hamburgers turn brown...

Jets score weekend sweep of Brown Bears

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 01:14

The Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets swept the Kenai River Brown Bears on Friday and Saturday in North American Hockey League action at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.

The Jets won 6-2 both nights, with 884 attending Friday and 802 in the stands Saturday.

The Jets improve to 14-4-...

Friday: Nikiski volleyball advances to state final

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 23:56

If there’s one thing opposing volleyball teams should never do, it is count out the Nikiski Bulldogs.

Thanks to another five-set barnburner, Nikiski advanced to the Class 3A state championship game with a victory over Mt. Edgecumbe on Friday night at the Alaska Airlines Arena in Anchorage...

Friday state 3A volleyball: Nikiski advances to state title game

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 22:45
Bulldogs beat Mt Edgecumbe to make 1st state finale in 16 years

If there's one thing opposing volleyball teams should never do, it is never count out the Nikiski Bulldogs.

Thanks to another five-set barnburner, Nikiski advanced to the Class 3A state championship game with a victory over Mt. Edgecumbe Friday night at the Alaska Airlines Arena in...

South hockey tops Homer

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 00:10

PALMER — It was a rough night for Homer during the first day of the Palmer Hockey Showdown at the MTA Events Center in Palmer.

South Anchorage drilled the Mariners 15-2 Thursday evening. Ben Trujillo, Asa Kinnear and Nick Corbin each posted a hat trick for the Wolverines. Patrick Rush...

Wrestling roundup: Soldotna beats Kenai; Homer tops Barrow

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 23:37

The Soldotna wrestling team defeated Kenai Central 48-18 on Thursday in a dual meet at Soldotna Prep.

The Kardinals actually went 4-2 in contested matches during the meet, but the Stars claimed six forfeits to cruise to the win.

“I wish they would have had more kids, because then...

Goalie Seagraves finds his form with Brown Bears

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 23:37

Before the season, Kenai River Brown Bears head coach Jeff Worlton likened his team to the “Island of Misfit Toys.”

“We’ve got guys that have tasted success before, maybe at one time were one of the top goalies for their age, or guys that played in the (United States Hockey League) or are...

Nikiski volleyball reaches semifinals at state tournament

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 12:27

The Nikiski volleyball team is making the most of its appearance at the Class 3A state tournament by going further than any Bulldogs team has gone in a decade.

The Bulldogs pulled out a tense 3-2 victory Thursday evening over Barrow to advance into the state semifinal round, defeating the...