Nikiski falls to Barrow, finishes 5th at state

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 01:12

With both teams ranked in the top five of the Winning Percentage Index standings for most of the season, the matchup between Alaska’s northernmost team in the state and Nikiski seemed destined for a championship clash in the Class 3A girls state tournament.

Kenai’s Hanson scores goal that moves his squad to hockey nationals

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 01:10

Kenai’s Ross Hanson, 18, scored an overtime goal Sunday to send the Colorado Thunderbirds 18U team to the USA Hockey National Tournament.

Bears fans hold out hope

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 01:10

This will either be remembered as the weekend that saved the Kenai River Brown Bears or one heck of a way to go out.

Op-ed: Where there’s smoke, there’s liar

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 21:25

Before Donald Trump and his language manipulators can really plan to “drain the swamp,” as they like to say, he and his cohorts need to stop fouling the air. The “swamp,” as we well know, is Washington and its stagnant slime of corruption, combined with an atmosphere of deception. The stench of D.C. air is particularly bad these days, worsened by the constant smoke screens deployed to manipulate reaction to the outrages that permeate the infant — make that infantile — Trump presidency.

What others say: Gorsuch appears ready for the bench

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 21:23

After two days of often hostile hearings, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is proving himself an even-tempered, deeply knowledgeable nominee who should be confirmed by the Senate.

It is what it is: Two roads, plenty of snow

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 21:27

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood filled up with snow …

Learning for Life: Back yard birch tapping

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 21:23

Backyard Birch Tapping

Hilcorp to reduce flow in leaking gasline, halting production on two platforms

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 13:34

Hilcorp announced plans on Saturday to halve the pressure in its leaking Cook Inlet natural gas pipeline, requiring the halt of oil production from two Cook Inlet platforms powered by fuel gas pumped through the ruptured pipe.

Bethel restaurant drops bid to open city’s last liquor store

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 21:22

BETHEL — A Bethel restaurant has dropped its application to open a package liquor store.

Diving blind, 40 years in the Cook Inlet

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 21:21

Owen Boyle spent 40 years diving the dangerous waters of Cook Inlet, submerging himself in the treacherous tides and blinded by the dark waters, to work as a commercial diver.