Bigger issues in Kenai

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:44

Regarding the May 18 article “Council mulls Lawton Acres”:

All this hoopla over a contaminated piece of property. So much angst over a strip of trees.

Are there not more important things for us to be concerned about in our fair city?

Consider: current costs for living in our...

SoHi grad Andy Liebner to host ski camp

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 23:57

Andy Liebner, a 2001 graduate of Soldotna High School, will host a cross-country ski camp from June 5 to 9 on the central Kenai Peninsula.

Kenai Central athletes sign collegiate letter of intents

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 23:57

Kenai Central High School has had several busy weeks of college signings, as 14 students penned letters of commitments to play collegiate sports.

Homer set to host Region III track & field championships

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 23:57

Come one, come all to see some of the fastest in the state duke it out for Region III supremacy this weekend only.

Peninsula teams win 5 of 6 on Day 1 at NLC soccer

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 23:57

Local high school soccer squads enjoyed a successful opening day Thursday at the Northern Lights Conference tournament at Colony High School, getting five of six boys and girls teams to the semifinals.

Brown Bears hire Petrich as head coach

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 23:57

Now that the Kenai River Brown Bears are saved, Josh Petrich will be one of the main people responsible for making sure they become strong and healthy again.

Thursday: SoHi baseball defeats Kodiak

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 23:58

The Soldotna Stars set themselves up with a chance to win the Southcentral baseball conference Thursday evening with a 4-2 division win over Kodiak.

Hiking in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 21:47

What type of trail am I hiking today? Do I need my hiking poles? Skilak Lookout Trail has that steep climb at the end so, yep, I should probably bring them. Regardless of the trail, I’m going to need some bug spray. These are the things that run through my mind when I’m getting ready for a day on the trail. Whether I’m hiking with friends and family or I’m meeting hikers for a Discovery Hike in the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area (SWRA) I try to plan out my day and be prepared. Summer is around the corner and now is the time to think about which trails you might want to visit.

An Outdoor View: Bear time

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 21:46

If you haven’t done so already this spring, now would be a good time to think about bears.

In my opinion …

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:48

Our government, which I believe to be the best in the world, is struggling. Personally, I would not want the President’s job. Never will please everyone, always dealing with the media, always having to defend themselves, always having to deal with Congress, who is most of the time disagreeing, and the rest of the world. He’s the man in charge of decisions that keep us safe and out of harm’s way. I take my hat off to those that have served in our government, even though I don’t always agree with their decision-making