Froso's warm welcome highlighted by colorful autumn rainbow

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:56

Dispatch 9.21 Froso’s warm Welcome highlighted by colorful autumn rainbow

(Photo # Froso’s rainbow (2), # (3): )

As evidenced by a brilliant rainbow over Soldotna last week, Mother Nature seems to saying that finding Froso’s and the wide variety of family dining inside is...

Soldotna girls, Kodiak boys swimmers, divers win SoHi Invite

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 00:29

The Soldotna girls and Kodiak boys swimming and diving teams won the SoHi Invite on Saturday at Soldotna High School.

With a number of teams making the trip to Soldotna for Friday’s Pentathlon, they stayed over for the big meet on Saturday. The SoHi girls scored 94 points, while runner-up...

Hundreds turn out for 11th Kenai River Marathon

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 22:00

Sunshine and patchy blue skies kept the rain at bay for part of the day at the 11th annual Kenai River Marathon to make their annual tour of Kenai and Soldotna.

Groups of runners, 248 total, took off from the parking lot of the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai on Sunday morning...

Prudhoe plan approved on day Oil and Gas Division director resigned

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 21:53

Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Andy Mack approved the 2016 Plan of Development for the Prudhoe Bay oilfield on Sept. 20, but only after amending the original approval signed four days earlier by Division of Oil & Gas Director Corri Feige.

Sept. 20 was also when...

What others say: Voter fraud claims fraudulent themselves

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:17

How does a lie come to be widely taken as the truth?

The answer is disturbingly simple: Repeat it over and over again. When faced with facts that contradict the lie, repeat it louder. This, in a nutshell, is the story of claims of voting fraud in America — and particularly of voter...

School News for Sept. 16

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 20:59

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 6 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley Street in Soldotna (unless otherwise noted). For more information, call 907-714-8888 or visit The agenda and packet items are posted on Wednesday afternoon...

KPC Around Campus: Enrollment up from last year

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 20:59

At the close of this semester’s add/drop period on Sept. 15, enrollment across the KPC system was up more than seven percent compared to the same period last year. Enrollment at both the Kenai River and the Kachemak Bay campuses ticked up while both the Resurrection Bay and Anchorage extension...

Nikiski North Star celebrated Cosmic Book Challenge

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 20:59

Over the summer students at Nikiski North Star Elementary participated in the NNS Cosmic Book Challenge. The challenge was created to encourage reading with goals for each student, parent, and staff member to read 1,200 minutes from June 1- Aug. 31. Top winners for each grade level were each...

CIA soccer finishes regular season, clinches top seed

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 00:06

The Cook Inlet Academy coed soccer team finished off the regular season of their fall schedule Saturday with a win and a tie to secure the top seed in next weekend’s Borealis Conference tournament.

CIA played Holy Rosary Academy to a 2-2 draw Friday, then defeated Birchwood Christian 5-3...

Week 7 football roundup: SoHi, Homer, Seward all win big games

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 11:55

The Soldotna Stars juggernaut continued its perfect season with a 47-0 Northern Lights Conference win over the Eagle River Wolves Saturday afternoon in Eagle River.

Jace Urban opened the scoring with three minutes left in the first quarter on a 5-yard dash into the end zone. Brandon...