Unhinged Alaska: Halloween came early this year

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 14:01

I’ve always been a big fan of October.

I’m certainly not an art connoisseur but when nature paints Alaska’s vastness with leaves of gold so profound they outshine the finest crafted jewelry while dabbing the tundra in reds so fiery one can almost feel the heat, I take notice.

This...

The Recycling Bin

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 14:01

— Plastic bags in the oceans kill over 1 million sea creatures a year.

— Over 25 trillion Styrofoam coffee cups are thrown away each year by Americans.

— In the year 2,000, recycling of solid waste prevented the release of 32.9 million metric tons of greenhouse gases.

— The...

Learning for Life: Deja vu or deja food?

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 14:01

Let’s face it, leftover foods get a bad rap. What if those leftovers were reimagined and turned into something different; would they be more appealing? When last night’s roast chicken becomes tonight’s fajitas, it seems like a delicious new meal. Here are some tips for reinventing leftovers:...

Brown Bears fall to Ice Dogs in 1st meeting of year

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 18:35

Another loss followed the Kenai River Brown Bears to Fairbanks Friday night as they dropped a 5-1 game to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in North American Hockey League Midwest division play.

In the first meeting between the two instate rivals, Kenai River spotted Fairbanks three goals before the...

DOT makes quick fix to broken Kenai traffic light

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 22:06

Motorists trying to get through their evening commutes found an unusual road block Thursday at the intersection of Kalifornsky Beach Road and Bridge Access Road, where a semi truck pulling a too-tall load took out an overhanging traffic light.

The Alaska State Troopers responded to a...

Other options besides Clinton, Trump

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:45

Although this letter applies to anyone it is intended more for younger voters.

If you have been following the back and forth between the Republican and Democratic candidates for President and are a little underwhelmed, you’re not alone.

Whether its deleted e-mails, pay for play,...

Ninilchik's White commits to UAA

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 23:38

Ninilchik boys basketball coach Nick Finley still recalls the first day of practice he had with Austin White, then in eighth grade.

“I remember the first day of practice when he was going down and back with the ball,” Finley said. “He fell down a number of times dribbling the basketball...

Local SST program attracts Outside attention

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 23:37

The rising success of the Speed and Strength Training program among the local Kenai Peninsula high schools has begun to grow and attract Outside attention from fitness professionals.

The cameras and tweaked format Wednesday night on Cliff Massie court at Kenai Central High School were...

Teens aim high in gun class for girls

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:55

Little clouds of breath rose into the air over five teenagers standing stock-still in a row, eyes trained on the targets in front of them. Then a sharp pop broke the silence, quickly followed by another pop and another until a deluge of shots rang out at the Snowshoe Gun Club on Thursday....

Joint therapeutic court nears completion

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 21:56

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct that Chief Tribal Court Judge Kim Sweet signed a memorandum of understanding in Fairbanks on Thursday along with representatives from the Department of Law and Alaska Court System. Kenai Superior Court Judge Anna Moran was present for...