What others say: Democrats still have bridges to build

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 18:56

Paul Simon’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” was an obvious choice for a convention striving to be one — and much more apropos than his “America,” the adopted theme of the Bernie Sanders insurgency. Fans couldn’t help but notice, however, that Simon had chosen a number that was sung by his...

Twins capture state tourney

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 00:50

In the end, the Post 20 Twins reaped the rewards of their hard work.

The Twins captured the American Legion Alaska State Tournament crown Saturday night at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage, defeating the Post 28 Service Cougars in a dramatic 8-7 thriller.

The championship is the fourth...

Soldotna home-rule charter makes election ballot

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 22:20

Soldotna voters will decide whether they want to be part of a home-rule city during the upcoming October regular election.

The home-rule charter that Soldotna commission members have been working on for the last several weeks was approved and will appear on the election ballot. Members of...

From sea to sale: Fishermen skip processors, go straight to buyers

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 22:33

Many of the salmon that wind up in the nets of the fishing vessel Ounce have their buyer’s name on them from the moment they come out of the sea.

Out in Cook Inlet, Chuck Lindsay and his business partner Hannah Heimbuch will haul in silver, red and chum salmon from their drift gillnets...

Spur closure to resume; North Spruce Street paved

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 12:53

Kenai’s North Spruce Street — formerly gravel — has been paved for a reduced price because of its use as a detour during ongoing work on the Kenai Spur Highway.

Quality Asphalt and Paving, the company contracted by the Alaska Department of Transportation to replace culverts and repave an...

Ninilchik subsistence gillnet is in the Kenai River

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 22:20

A year and half later, the Ninilchik Traditional Council may set its subsistence sockeye gillnet in the Kenai River in 2016.

On July 27, the Federal Subsistence Board approved a special action request from the council that asked for the subsistence gillnet’s operational plan be approved....

Op-ed: Email leaks out DNC

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 18:35

Thanks to WikiLeaks, which has released nearly 20,000 emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee — with promises of more to come — we have proof the party that styles itself as inclusive, diverse and tolerant isn’t.

Among the delectable tidbits on which Republicans are feasting...

Op-ed: Conspiracy theories

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 18:35

I am so confused: Was the hacking of the Democratic National Committee emails and subsequent public release by WikiLeaks right before the party convention part of some plot by Vladimir Putin to sabotage Hillary Clinton, whom he reportedly despises, and help his buddy Donald Trump? Trump has...

Boundaries create barriers

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 18:35

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly eventually voted down an ordinance that would have moved the boundary between the Central Peninsula Hospital and South Peninsula Hospital service areas, but the debate over the measure highlights an issue that has repeatedly come up: in terms of delivery of...

Two die in K-Beach collision

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 20:15


Update 7 p.m.:

Alaska State Troopers have released the names of two men who died this afternoon in a head-on collision on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Troopers’ investigation revealed 34-year-old Theodore Knutson, of Kenai, crossed into the oncoming lane...