BlueCrest sells first oil

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 22:15

BlueCrest Energy sold its first barrel of oil from its new Cosmopolitan development last week to the Tesoro refinery in Nikiski.

Carlile Transportation Systems, a trucking and logistics company that provides oilfield support, transported the first oil produced by the facility on Thursday...

Sweet and Sour Strawberry

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 18:53

1 cup vegetable oil

½ cup lemon juice

6 tablespoons white wine vinegar

¼ cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon strawberry preserves

2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon dry mustard

Combine all ingredients in a pint-size jar fitted with a lid and shake well to mix...

Baked ham and cheese savory custard

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 18:52

Servings: 6

3 large eggs

1 cup milk

1 cup heavy whipping cream

Freshly grated nutmeg


About 5½ tablespoons butter, softened

1 loaf (about 14 slices) white bread, sliced ½ inch think, crusts removed

8 ounces finely sliced ham

1 2/3...

Enjoy Mother's Day with keeper recipes for family and friends

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:08

Two of the three recipes offered for your Mother’s Day celebration come from cookbooks worth owning. The “Baked Ham and Cheese Savory Custard,” from Tessa Kiros’ strikingly beautiful “Apples for Jam” cookbook, may remind you of a breakfast strata, except this dish does not require the customary...

Pioneer Potluck: About our 10,000 mile road trip to the lower 48

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:17

Starting in Nikiski, Alaska 2000

“Let’s go see relatives and friends down below,” I say to Bob. We have a nice van and we could sleep in it. We could take our time. It would be fun - don’t ya think?”

I got the blind stare. I got the “pondering” look. I did not get...

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 18:52



8 skinned, boned, chicken breast halves.

Pound to about 1/4 inch. Set aside.

1 7 oz can diced green chilies

4 (about) oz Monterey Jack cheese, cut in 8 strips

1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs

1/4 cup...

Rasberry Sherbet

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 18:52

Yield: about 1 quart

2 (10-ounce) packages frozen raspberries

2/3 cup sugar

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

2 cups milk*

2 tablespoons lemon juice

Thaw, purée and strain raspberries.

In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, heat...

Op-ed: The ABCs of campaigning

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:56

If you want real betrayal and towering egos, forget the presidential campaign; look no further than the gripping intrigue swirling around Michael Strahan’s leaving his perch on the ABC “Live!” program that he’s co-hosted with Kelly Ripa for four years. He’ll move over full time to the network’s...

What others say: Even with money tight, Legislature should fund engineering building

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 15:43

As the state faces a $4 billion fiscal gap, Gov. Bill Walker and state legislators have made no bones about the fact that there’s little money for capital spending. Certainly, that’s a wise policy. The state is scrambling to find ways to pay for billions of dollars in operating expenses, so new...

Guns on UA put students in 'position to negotiate'

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:01

Our legislature will be allowing concealed guns on UA campuses soon. Everything that can help Alaska's students to get A’s in college needs to be done right now.

In our down turned economy jobs are going to get harder and harder to get. Students that get A¹s will be able to get the...