Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Two, again

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 12:53

Whew! Hubby and I just survived a week with a 2-year-old in the house.

Our most recent contact with a child that age has been confined to “isn’t she cute” or “wow, he’s sure grown a lot.” Granddaughter No. 7 was the last toddler we have had prolonged contact with, and she graduates from...

Op-ed: Sheriff David Clarke speaks truth

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 12:17

Growing up, I watched a lot of Westerns. In addition to the cowboy hero, the town sheriff was almost always a model of integrity. He stood for law and order against bank robbers, cattle rustlers and horse thieves all trying to disrupt the peace.

A contemporary and real-life version of...

Op-ed: Comic-strip politics

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 12:17

“I am who I am,” says Donald Trump, getting in touch with his inner Popeye. (I know it’s “I yam what I yam,” but cut me some slack here, Popeye purists.) Trumpy the railer man was assuring his interviewer that he’s definitely not going to get all Wimpy moving forward. That’s both fair and foul...

More than words

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 12:16

The next time you recite the Pledge of Allegiance at a public function, try to listen to what other people are saying, too.

Most folks simply recite the pledge, having learned it in kindergarten and repeated it daily through high school. There are some who don’t say the pledge at all,...

Crawford, Brennan take Cycle Series No. 8

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 00:12

Mike Crawford and Angie Brennan won the eighth race of the Soldotna Cycle Series on Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails.

Crawford covered the one-lap, 6.2-mile course with 693 feet of elevation gain and loss in 29 minutes, 47 seconds. Brian Beeson was next at 30:44.

Brennan was at 36:44 —...

SoHi rolls to another win over North Pole

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 23:49

Minutes after capping off another win with their traditional fight song at midfield, the Soldotna Stars were already dreading the Monday morning film session that coach Galen Brantley Jr. would be calling them in for to fix the mistakes they made.

When a team has a 41-game win streak on...

Service football tops Kenai

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 23:49

The X in Xavier Harris is for X-factor.

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Service junior ran for two scores and 104 yards on six carries, hit 2 of 3 passes for 16 yards, intercepted three passes including one for an 80-yard score, passed for a two-point conversion and kicked an extra point in the...

AGDC lays out timeline for state takeove of Alaska LNG Project

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 21:41

Alaska Gasline Development Corp. President Keith Meyer laid out an ambitious list of “to-dos” the state needs to check off if it is going to lead the $45 billion-plus Alaska LNG Project to fruition at a board of directors meeting on Thursday.

Before the calendar turns to 2018 the project...

Time to get rid of the dividend

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 09:27

Abolish the permanent fund dividend. Pay off the deficit. Distribute the remaining funds to every qualified Alaska. At the status quo the PFD will be eroded to nothing and state will still have the budget deficit.

Abolish the Republican Majority-promoted tax credits to large oil...

Independent Living Center celebrates 25 years of services

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 09:25

The Independent Living Center’s 25th anniversary picnic potluck was a success. The 8th Annual TRAILS picnic celebrated another successful event recognizing 25 years of independent living services on the Kenai Peninsula by the local ILC. Appreciation recognized for their thoughtful contributions...