SoHi volleyball to host January camp

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 23:58

The Soldotna High School coaching staff and volleyball players will host a volleyball camp at Skyview Middle School, January 4 and 5. The Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each morning and is open to all area seventh- and eighth-grade volleyball players. Campers may register at the door, and the...

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 23:58

By STEVE REED

AP Sports Writer

Eds: Updates with photos. With AP Photos.

Bruce DeHaven, a longtime special teams coach who helped the Buffalo Bills go to four consecutive Super Bowls, has died following a battle with prostate cancer. He was 68.

Bills spokesman Scott...

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 23:58

MADISON, Wis. — Zak Showalter’s scrappy play can get overshadowed by the star power of No. 14 Wisconsin.

But Showalter might have just as important a role as Nigel Hayes, Bronson Koenig and Ethan Happ on a team with designs on another deep NCAA Tournament run, especially if a guard known...

Kenai girls, Ninilchik boys lose 1st day of Joe Floyd hoops tourney

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 23:58

The Kenai Central girls and Ninilchik boys basketball squads both lost close games Tuesday at the 50th annual Joe Floyd/Ravn Alaska Winter Classic tournament in Kodiak.

The Kenai girls lost to host team and Northern Lights Conference opponent Kodiak 30-27, while the defending Class 1A...

Animal feed, health store to replace Charlie's Pizza at year's end

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 11:03
Greener pastures

When an oven door closes, a greenhouse door opens. At least that’s the case for Steve Chamberlain, owner of Charlie’s Pizza restaurant in Nikiski, which will officially close shop on Jan. 1, 2017.

In its place, Chamberlain will open a business he believes will be a far greater benefit to...

AP New Year's poll: Americans hopeful for a better 2017

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 22:28

NEW YORK — Emotionally wrenching politics, foreign conflicts and shootings at home took a toll on Americans in 2016, but they are entering 2017 on an optimistic note, according to a new poll that found that a majority believes things are going to get better for the country next year.

A...

Lawmaker who has long shunned spotlight is becoming speaker

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 22:28

JUNEAU — The incoming speaker of the Alaska House, known as a level-headed moderate willing to work across party lines, faces major tests in leading a new majority coalition and trying to secure agreement on a plan to address the state’s multibillion-dollar deficit.

Rep. Bryce Edgmon...

At Pearl Harbor, US and Japan seek absolution from the war

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 21:32

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — In a historic pilgrimage, the leaders of Japan and the United States took to the hallowed waters of Pearl Harbor on Tuesday to prove that even the bitterest enemies can become allies. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not apologize, but conceded Japan “must never repeat the...

Voices of Alaska: Help offered for a healthier 2017

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 19:31

Many of us see the New Year as an opportunity for a new beginning—a chance to make positive changes in our lives. We might want to break bad habits or make changes to become more healthy, like exercising, healthy eating, or meditating.

New Year’s resolutions can be hard to keep. Breaking...

HEA vote not a surprise

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 09:40

In response to the Dec. 22 article “HEA moves forward after vote,” as a multi-account HEA customer, I can explain the vote to remain supervised by the RCA in simple terms: lack of trust and accountability.

Bill Fry should be embarrassed to be quoted as saying he was surprised that many of...