Redoubt students show 'can-do' attitude

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 21:48

Students at Redoubt Elementary School in Soldotna helped out their community and had some fun in the process Thursday during a “Canstruction” competition at the school.

Students in each brought in food items as part of an annual food drive, but before they were loaded up to be taken to...

Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 19:24

Instructor Bob Amundson has announced that he will again offer Humanities A220: Film as/and Literature this spring. The popular 3-credit, online course focuses on Film Noir and the literature that inspired these “dark films” which were produced between 1945 and 1955. Film Noir, a term coined by...

School News for Nov. 21

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 19:24

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 kpbsd.k12.ak.us. The agenda and packet items are posted on Wednesday afternoon...

Op-ed: History strikes back

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 19:22

President Barack Obama won’t explicitly say that Donald Trump is on the wrong side of history, but surely he believes it.

The president basically thinks anyone who gets in his way is transgressing the larger forces of history with a capital “H.” In 2008, he declared John McCain “on the...

What others say: New House Resource co-chairs sound right notes

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 19:22

To quote Slim Pickens’ Taggart from Blazing Saddles, “What in the wide world of sports is a-goin’ on here?”

In the decades since before and after Alaska statehood, the universal refrain among citizens and politicians is that the biggest hurdle to developing our vast natural resources is...

Jonah Theisen takes 64th at nationals

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 23:25

Jonah Theisen, of Kenai, placed 64th in the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Florida.

The Black Hills State University sophomore finished the 10-kilometer course in 31 minutes, 43.5 seconds, to improve on his finish of 133rd at the meet a year ago.

Theisen...

Area baseball players get tips from a pro

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 23:25

Young baseball fans in Kenai and Soldotna got a rare opportunity this weekend to receive game advice and coaching from a pro player.

Cy Sneed, an affiliate pitching prospect with the Houston Astros, spent time Saturday at the Kenai Boys & Girls Club coaching Little League players from...

Weekend prep hockey roundup: Homer wins own tourney

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 00:44

The Homer Mariners won their own End of the Road tournament Saturday by defeating Kenai Central 4-1.

Homer took the lead in the first period on a goal by Robby Larson, but Jakeb O’Brien tied it up for the Kards early in the second period. Lee Lowe would score for the Mariners before the...

Ski preview: Area skiers get antsy for snow

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 00:02

The icy breath of old man winter typically signals that snowy days are ahead, but amid the powder-free crisis that Southcentral Alaska has experienced in recent years, there can be no certainties of snow.

Still, area ski teams are ready to rock the trails, especially because they have...

Homer takes 2nd at Lancer Smith

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 00:02

The Homer wrestling team pulled off a second-place finish Saturday in the 46-team Lancer Smith Memorial at Palmer High School.

The Mariners are the defending state champs at the Class 1-2-3A level, but the Lancer Smith also included top teams from the Class 4A level.

Homer managed to...