Approved by borough, peninsula marijuana growers now in final permitting stretch

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 13:38

After the state issued its first marijuana growing permits on June 9 and 10, nine local cultivators were approved by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday. Many expect to have crops ready by the end of the year.

Four cultivators applied for and received a standard grow license...

Homer shows Love for Orlando

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 21:24

A group of Homer residents and visitors gathered around the gazebo in WKFL Park on Friday evening and read the names of the 49 people who died in the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida early in the morning on June 12.

During an open-mic session after the reading of names, Homer...

Op-ed: Character no longer counts

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 19:55

Ranking right up there with the line, “Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?” is this recent headline in The Washington Times: “Honesty issues aside, voters still back Hillary Clinton, poll shows.”

Though Clinton’s negatives appear higher than that of any Democrat...

Op-ed: The University of Alaska is rising to the occasion

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 19:55

There was a time in Alaska when leadership was seized by those who had inexhaustible enthusiasm and strong motivation to address the challenges faced by our state. Today, our leaders face demands — financial, social and educational — that are daunting. Now, more than ever, is the time for...

Assembly sets right tone with discussion of invocations

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 19:55

Though they may not have intended it as such, an interesting discussion led to a solution for an ordinance that wasn’t even introduced at Tuesday’s borough assembly meeting.

The ordinance in question, which was slated for introduction at Tuesday’s meeting, would have removed the practice...

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: D-Day, continued

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 16:35

Last time I said I’d tell you about Normandy today. Spring is a beautiful time of the year to visit just about any place in the world and true to a popular song, “April in Paris,” and France in general is a magnificent time. Flowering trees abound and gardens of tulips and other spring flowers...

Community News and Notes

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 16:35
News and Notes

Callie Kant and Kelsey Tachick, both of Soldotna, have been named to the dean’s list at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. To qualify for inclusion on the dean’s list, a student must have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and must have attained a semester...

Learning for Life: Add kale for a nutritious boost

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 16:35

Kale is one of the most nutritious vegetables you can grow in your garden or container garden. Kale contains vitamins A, C, K and B-6 as well as potassium, calcium, iron and manganese. Kale can be eaten raw or cooked. There are a variety of ways to prepare kale such as kale chips. Kale can be...

Results posted for Mouth to Mouth Wild Run and Ride

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 23:08

The third annual Mouth to Mouth Wild Run and Ride was held June 19. The race is 10 miles long, starting at the mouth of the Kasilof River and ending at the mouth of the Kenai River.

Cook Inletkeeper coordinates the race with the Tsalteshi Trails Association, the Kenai Watershed Forum,...

Twins topple Wasilla in battle of unbeatens

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 00:01

The Wasilla Road Warriors could not survive the one-two punch of the American Legion Twins on Friday in a battle of league unbeatens at the Kenai Little League fields.

Behind huge game from leadoff hitter Josh Darrow and No. 2 hitter Paul Steffensen, the Twins defeated Wasilla 11-4 in a...