Locals farmers open fields for U-Pick

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 01:22

Cori McKay went straight for the thick vines full of snow peas propped up by a thin trellis, sprouting between bulging bushes of currants and gooseberries.

It is her second year plucking produce at Jackson Gardens in Kasilof, one of the handful of U-Pick options on the central Kenai...

Paul Seaton is who we need in Juneau

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 09:53

As a lifelong Alaskan and a Homer resident, I will be voting for Representative Paul Seaton in the August 16th primary election because he listens, is responsive, and doesn’t hesitate to work across the aisle for solutions.

His Republican opponent in the primary, Homer’s current Mayor...

What others say: Disavow Donald Trump

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 18:59

This is what political courage looks like: U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna, a Republican from New York, told Syracuse.com Tuesday that he would not vote for Donald Trump for president. He will vote for Hillary Clinton.

Trump, he said, is a “national embarrassment.”

Take note, Paul Ryan....

Anchorage man sentenced to 10 years for manslaughter

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 12:55

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the day the sentence was handed down.

Paul Vermillion, a 33-year-old man from Anchorage, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for manslaughter in the 2013 death of 27-year-old Genghis Muskox that occurred in Cooper Landing...

Op-Ed: Donald Trump vs. the Khans

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 10:00

Donald Trump got sound advice the other day. At a rally at Davenport, Iowa, he told the crowd that a prominent supporter had called and urged him not to sweat all the attacks at the Democratic National Convention.

“Don’t hit down,” the supporter urged, according to Trump. “You have one...

Oilers are coming home for 1st round of playoffs

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 00:14

PALMER — Seth DeWitt took one for the team.

Literally.

The Peninsula Oilers designated hitter wore a pitch and later scored a run to spark his squad during a three-run seventh that helped the Oilers rally to post a 3-2 win over the Mat-Su Miners on Wednesday evening at Hermon...

Bird Homestead Golf Report: Men's night draws another crowd

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 00:14

With dipnetting over, and time to spare on the Kenai Peninsula, the best destination to go to is Bird Homestead Golf course. This very unique course is loaded with history and fun people.

Larry Hamilton has been working hard to make this course the best course you will ever play on in the...

Twins fall to Kennewick at opening day of Northwest Regional

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 00:14

The Twins lost 16-2, in a game shortened to seven innings by the mercy rule, to the Kennewick (Washington) Outlaws on Wednesday at the opening day of The American Legion Northwest Regional Tournament in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

The Twins play the loser of the game between the Cheyenne Post 6...

Inflatable faceoff

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 21:44

Fishing report: Silvers come in slow, pinks abound on Kenai

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 21:27

Though the king salmon season is over, the fishing season for other species is just getting started on the Kenai River.

In less than an hour Wednesday afternoon at Cunningham Park in Kenai, anglers had landed a Dolly Varden, two silvers and hooked into a red salmon. Usually at this time of...