Legislature right back where it started

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 22:12

It’s deja vu all over again in Juneau.

With the Legislature unable to come to an agreement on a budget measure, Gov. Bill Walker has once again called lawmakers into a special session, this one slated to begin Monday in Juneau. The issues on the agenda are largely the same as the issues...

Moose River Hustle results

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 23:40

2016 Moose River Hustle Results

Heather Huschle captured the win Saturday at the Moose River Hustle 10-kilometer race, completing the 6.2-mile course in a time of 49 minutes, 28 seconds.

Carl Kincaid won the 5K race in a time of 20:20, while Dwight Brown took the 1-mile event in 8:32...

Kenai soccer squads head into home region tourney as top seeds

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 23:40

Thanks to a warm spring and artificial turf, the Kenai Central girls and boys soccer teams have played a once-unthinkable 10 varsity matches apiece this season at Ed Hollier Field.

Both squads would like to run that total to 13 from today through Saturday at the Northern Lights Conference...

River City grads credit classroom environment

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 22:17

The nine graduates of River City Academy this year shared laugh after laugh — and a few tears — during their Tuesday ceremony that celebrated their unique teachers and education as much as it did their success.

While some have only been at the school for the last two years or so, others...

School's out!

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 22:18

KCHS students say they will miss the ties that bind

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 22:19

Minutes away from graduating, the class of 100 Kenai Central High School seniors, crammed into the cafeteria one last time before making a solo walk across the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium stage and turning their tassels Tuesday. The soon-to-be former students said the relationships they built...

Legislature looking at more OT

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 22:06

The Alaska Legislature is bound for some kind of double-overtime, with lawmakers — even after a four-month extended regular session — unable to reach a deal to fix Alaska’s $4 billion annual budget deficit.

Wednesday was the 121st and final constitutional day of the regular legislative...

Borough debates school funding, landfill closures

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 22:06

The Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly got into the weeds on its budget Tuesday night, with great attention on funding for the school district and closing the landfill for one day a week.

Of Borough Mayor Mike Navarre’s total proposed general fund budget of approximately $79.7 million, about...

Ninilchik graduates have a variety of plans

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 22:06

There was standing room only in Ninilchik School’s small gymnasium during graduation on Tuesday afternoon. The crowd had come to give well-wishes and congratulations to the 11 members of Ninilchik’s class of 2016. A few audience members hung back outside the gymnasium door, listening to the...

Report: Optimism for salmon prices in 2016

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 22:07

A new market analysis has an optimistic outlook for the 2016 salmon season — and goes a long way in explaining why Bristol Bay sockeye salmon received a low dockside price for last year’s catch.

Juneau-based economics firm McDowell Group completed the report under contract from the Alaska...