Homer baseball beats Kenai

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 01:19

The Homer baseball team picked apart Kenai Central in an 8-1 Southcentral Conference win Thursday in Homer.

The loss drops Kenai to 4-5 in the conference, and 4-6 overall, and are 0-2 against the Mariners in 2016.

“It was a tough day for us, we just didn’t play very well,” said Kenai...

Kenai, SoHi girls soccer squad advance on 1st day of region tourney

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 01:49

Entering the Northern Lights Conference soccer tournament as the top seed from the South division, the host Kenai Central girls were looking for an easy day Thursday.

The Kardinals got exactly that as they cruised to a 4-0 quarterfinal victory over Palmer at Ed Hollier Field in Kenai....

2 of 3 Peninsula boys soccer teams advance through 1st day of region tourney

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 01:48

The seedings showed the Colony boys as the favorite over Homer on the first day of the Northern Lights Conference soccer tournament. As the top seed from the North division, the Knights were supposed to win easily over the No. 4 South squad Mariners.

Instead, Colony had to sweat out a 1-0...

Opening arguments heard in sex assault case

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 15:35
Lawyer claims defendant was the victim

After nearly two years, lawyers in the case of a Sterling woman accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy made their opening arguments Thursday at the Kenai Courthouse.

Laurel Lee, 52, was charged with first-degree sexual assault, kidnapping and second-degree sexual abuse of a...

Kenai Alternative students look back at best years of their lives

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 21:47

For many of Kenai Alternative’s 32 seniors, graduating high school has not always been a guarantee.

Conflict at home, low grades, disliking school and getting involved in prohibited activities led to difficulties keeping up with credits and falling behind. Once they signed up for the...

SoHi graduates gather for a few last laughs

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 21:47

After three and a half years at Kenai Central High School and then one semester at Soldotna High School, Chase Feagin is glad he transferred.

Wearing the SoHi tassel just before the graduation ceremony, Feagin said he liked the atmosphere at the Soldotna high school, where everyone can be...

Borough eliminates funding for CARTS

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 21:46

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly cut its support for the Central Area Rural Transit System out of its Fiscal Year 2017 budget.

The borough has given funding to the nonprofit since 2001 in support of its operations. The organization, abbreviated to CARTS, provides door-to-door public...

Legislature adjourns without budget, Walker calls 4th special session

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 21:46

Ready or not, here comes special session number four.

At 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Gov. Bill Walker signed a proclamation calling the Legislature back to work, almost immediately after the House and Senate adjourned late Wednesday when it became apparent a budget deal could not be struck....

Refuge Notebook: Smarter management of invasive plants with weed-free gravel

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 21:09

Last autumn, as I strolled through downtown Anchorage to meet a friend at Snow City Cafe, I gazed downward, in constant scrutiny of the flora along the sidewalk. The bold purple blooms of bird vetch with its delicate, thin spiraled stem commanded my attention — I find its unwanted beauty...

An Outdoor View: On running

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 21:09

At the First Annual Running of the Goats, recently held in Coventry, Kentucky, six of the devious critters went rogue, veering from the run’s planned route and causing chaos and consternation for the townsfolk and their police force.

What is it about running animals that grabs people’s...