Peninsula Conference boys roundup: Ninilchik, Nikolaevsk win 1st day

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 00:33

The top-seeded Ninilchik boys opened their Peninsula Conference tournament Wednesday night with a dominant 96-35 victory over the eighth-seeded Nanwalek boys at Homer High School.

Soldotna woman hopes to add to local dance community

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 09:44

One area woman is hoping to bring together the Kenai Peninsula’s community of dance lovers into one easy-to-reach place and create more casual, social dance opportunities in the process.

Reeling it in: Oscar for ‘Manchester-by-the-Sea’ well deserved

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 22:45

To absolutely no one’s surprise, Casey Affleck won Best Actor at last weekend’s Oscar ceremony, a night that ended up being more surprising than anyone expected. Affleck was the front runner from the moment his film, “Manchester by the Sea” was released, and the only people who disagreed were the disgruntled few who were tired of everyone saying how certain it was that Affleck had it in the bag.

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Dodge City’ explores the men behind the badge

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 22:45

It’s only a piece of metal.

Poet’s Corner: In a Future Tense

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 23:24

In A Future Tense

Board of Fish takes steps to prevent Kasilof terminal harvest area use

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 23:22

Managers, Board of Fisheries members and the public agree on at least one thing about the Kasilof River commercial fisheries management: Stay out of the terminal harvest area as much as possible.

Zappa sent off to fourth Iditarod with salmon message

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 10:57

Before leaving for her fourth Iditarod, musher Monica Zappa spoke to a group of well-wishers about her connection to Alaska fisheries and the Stand for Salmon campaign.

DEC: Hilcorp must sample and monitor underwater gas leak

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 12:25

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is requiring Hilcorp Energy Company to begin sampling and environmental monitoring of its damaged underwater natural gas pipeline, which has been leaking between 210,000 and 310,000 cubic feet of methane gas per day into Cook Inlet since early February.

Firefighters douse Nikiski blaze

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 23:21

No one was hurt in a house fire Wednesday in Nikiski, though the home was destroyed.

Tuesday hoops: SoHi netters sweep Homer

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 00:31

The Soldotna boys capped the Stars’ senior night Tuesday with a 65-43 nonconference win over Homer.