What others say: Presidential field slowly sorts itself out

Mon, 02/15/2016 - 17:55

A Republican presidential race that has lurched to and fro lurched yet again Tuesday night in New Hampshire, as the slow sorting continued behind prototypical outsider and resurrected Donald Trump.

On the Democratic side, fellow non-establishmentarian Bernie Sanders validated polls that...

Fans rush to Oiler Gusher

Mon, 02/15/2016 - 17:16

With the Super Bowl behind us, T-200 sled dog race canceled for lack of snow and no playoffs in sight for the Brown Bears, the Peninsula Oilers moved to center stage for local sport fans last week at their annual Gusher Gala Fundraiser. “It’s never too early for baseball fever,” says Peninsula...

liver Brewer debuts at Carnegie Hall

Mon, 02/15/2016 - 16:52

The most common reaction when Olivia Brewer started following in her brother’s footsteps and singing The Star Spangled Banner at local community events was “Wow!” So when many people heard that Olivia made her debut at Carnegie Hall in New York recently as great an accomplishment as it was for a...

Business News

Mon, 02/15/2016 - 16:37

■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold a mixer today at 5:30 p.m. at St. Elias Brewery in Soldotna. Talk to local brewers and learn more about the upcoming Frozen Riverfest. RSVP to 907-262-9814.

■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce meets Wednesday at noon at the Kenai Visitors Center. A...

Performers tune up for Music Man

Mon, 02/15/2016 - 10:21

“The Wells Fargo Wagon is a Comin’ down the road, Comin’ down the road:” to Kenai the last weekend in the month of love and the first weekend of March madness. Thanks to the Kenai Performers and the talents of director/choreographer Terri Zoph-Schoessler and the musicality of Dan Johnson who...

Hometown hero returns

Mon, 02/15/2016 - 17:21

When a young man or woman chooses the challenges of military service in the U.S. Marine Corps after they graduate from high school, when they graduate from boot camp and return a U.S. Marine they are called “Hometown Heros!” They have chosen and succeeded at doing something hard and are not...

Photo: A roaring good time

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 23:05

Jodi Crandall (left) and Heidi Meeham listen to comedian Dave Burroughs during a “Roaring ‘20s” themed dinner and comedy show charity event on Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Kenai Senior Center. The event, hosted by the Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors, raised money for Habitat for Humanity and...

Plans move forward on Kenai River Ranch

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 22:46

Plans for developing the Kenai River Ranch property are progressing toward a final site plan.

The Alaska Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation and the Alaska Department of Fish & Game manage the property, located at Mile 12 of Funny River Road, jointly. The state purchased the...

State Rep. Max Gruenberg dies in Juneau

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 22:46

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — State Representative Max Gruenberg, one of the longest serving members of the state Legislature, died at his home in Juneau on Sunday, Alaska Democrats said.

He was 72.

Gruenberg arrived in Alaska in 1970 and served in the Alaska House of Representatives from...

Parents sue over Kodiak police encounter with autistic son

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 22:46

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The family of an autistic man restrained in an encounter with Kodiak police is suing the department, city and two law enforcement officials.

Nicholas Pletnikoff was checking the mail in September when members of the Kodiak Police Department responding to a 911 call...