The art of giving up

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 23:29

Years of practice and I’m finally ready to admit it — I’m great at giving up.

Peninsula Conference soccer tourney: Simple, but just as intense

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 00:11

The complexity is gone from the conference tournament for the Kenai Peninsula’s soccer teams. The drama? Not so much.

Art from salvage

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:34

The group of old buildings behind the decorative mushrooms and tall spruce alongside the Sterling Highway are all rescued and finding new life with art.

Even less than his best, Spielberg brings spark to ‘The Post’

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:34

The box office silence between “Infinity War” and the rest of the summer has been a little deafening. The only things on offer have been hastily released, ill-conceived comedies and oddly timed horror movies. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been catching up on a few movies I missed when they were released at the end of last year. Last week’s “All the Money in the World” ended up being kind of a disappointment for me, so I was prepping myself for this week when I watched Steven Spielberg’s “The Post,” a movie that garnered polite praise from the critics, and a few de rigueur nominations, but not much else. One of my partners on the radio show I co-host actually told me he hated it, so I was, at best, cautiously optimistic. I needn’t have worried. While this is certainly Spielberg-lite, even the movies he phones in are better than most of the other stuff out there.

Assembly still torn on how to plug budget shortfall

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:34

With one meeting left before they have to approve the fiscal year 2019 budget, the members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly have yet to agree on a unified fix to the deficit.

Watch out for moose

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:35

What others say: Tidying up

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:34

A flurry of emails announcing the passage of various pieces of legislation kept the Daily News’ inbox full while the Alaska Legislature worked to complete its session.

Spruce beetles to emerge soon

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:12

This year’s new generation of eager young spruce bark beetles may soon be emerging from the bark of local trees where they’ve spent the winter maturing and feeding. Homeowners looking to protect a prized spruce can spray the trunks of their trees with preventative insecticides, but they should do so soon.

Valdez judge, assistant attorney general nominated for Superior Court

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:34

The field of potential replacements for retiring Kenai Superior Court Judge Anna M. Moran was winnowed to two Wednesday.