State hoops: Nikiski girls stave off Grace on 1st day

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 00:38

Under the bright lights at the spacious Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, the Nikiski girls drowned out the nightmares of the Southcentral Conference tournament with a resounding 29-25 first-round victory over Grace Christian on Thursday night at the Class 3A March Madness state tournament.

What others say: Sessions out of touch

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 21:59

Our nation is in the grips of an opioid epidemic unlike anything we’ve seen before. Just a few short years ago, heroin was thought to be a drug of past decades. Now, people are overdosing and dying in record numbers.

Refuge notebook: A brief history of mountain goat population management on the Kenai Peninsula

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 22:09

Mountain goats are found throughout the Kenai Mountains, including lands managed by the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

An outdoor view: Coming full circle

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 21:59

The other day, I looked in the mirror and saw a man who isn’t the same fishing nut he was when he was young.

Cannery nobility

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 22:03

A walkthrough of a first Alaska hike

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 21:57

It turns out there are over 9,000 steps to taking your first Alaska hike.

Pink salmon forecasts look up for 2017

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 21:54

After last year’s disastrously low pink salmon runs to drainages all across the Gulf of Alaska, the forecasts offer a little more hope for the 2017 season.

KPC students fold good fortune

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 21:54

The Kenai Senior Center received a special gift from Kenai Peninsula College students on Tuesday in the form of 1,000 origami cranes.

Pipeline rate settlement helps decrease HEA bills

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:57

A settlement in February over the cost of delivering fuel gas through the Kenai Beluga Pipeline (KBPL) will contribute to a decrease in next month’s electric bill for members of Homer Electric Association.

Assembly members vote against marijuana license based on personal objection

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 21:53

Local governments in Alaska have the right to object to proposed marijuana licenses, but only if the marijuana business violates state or local law.