Here's the Thing: What's old is new again

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 16:13

I’ve spent every summer growing up in Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula. There is always the same feeling during the month of June. A sense of discovery. From a child to now, there is always something new to experience.

For instance a few weeks ago on my son’s field trip we found baby halibut...

Learning for Life: Morel mushrooms

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 16:12

It may be close to the end of this morel mushroom season but if you are still looking some of these treasures, UAF Cooperative Extension Service has two publications on morel mushrooms. These publications are entitled, “Collecting, Preserving & Using Morel Mushrooms” and “Morel Mushrooms: A...

Photo: Just for laughs

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 16:12

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 16:12

KODIAK, Alaska — A Russian film crew arrived in Kodiak Saturday to document the life of St. Herman and his time in the Kodiak archipelago.

Mikhail Malakhov leads the team that includes his two sons, Michael and Alex, and cameraman Alexandr Breev. They are joined by businessman Igor Koskin...

Oilers enjoying hot start to season

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 03:32
Opposition has yet to score a run against Oilers in 3 games

In their first two opening games of the season against the Mat-Su Miners, the Peninsula Oilers used dominant pitching and stifling defensive play to take both wins.

Friday night at a rainy Coral Seymour Memorial park in Kenai, the Oilers authored another defensive masterpiece, but the...

Support helps KHLT work toward walk-able Homer

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 10:27

Kachemak Heritage Land Trust would like to thank the City of Homer for the grant support we received administered through The Homer Foundation. This much appreciated grant supports our mission: conserving the natural heritage of the Kenai Peninsula for future generations. The land trust is at...

Stellar defense sends Oilers to 2-win start over Miners

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 23:56

It took the starting pitcher tossing the first complete game of his life and his newly acquainted teammates playing stellar defense against the defending regular-season champions, but the Peninsula Oilers rolled out another win.

A second straight defensive lockdown to start the summer...

Twins sweep Palmer

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 23:56

The American Legion Twins improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in league play with a sweep of Palmer in a doubleheader Thursday in Anchorage.

The Twins won the first game, a league contest, 13-2 in five innings before notching a 12-8 win in the nonleague game.

In the first game, Gavin...

Twin City Raceway set to host Powder Puff

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 23:56

The boys of summer are back to slinging dirt at Twin City Raceway in Kenai, but they’ll be getting a dose of girl power.

The .307-mile dirt track, located off of the Kenai Spur Highway near Beaver Loop, dropped the green flag on its racing season over the Memorial Day weekend, but the...

Birch Ridge Golf Report: Hook a Kid program a success again

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 23:56

The weekend weather forecast is beautiful sun and rain. So we decided to tempt fate and have me write the article and see if we can get the sun out for each of the days. Now if it does shower during the course of your rounds, feel free to blame my lovely wife who flies back home from California...