Soldotna Cycle Series starts Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 00:13

The Soldotna Cycle Series starts Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Tsalteshi Trails sledding hill behind Skyview Middle School.

The series, which includes nine races and runs until Aug. 25, has a new name this year but will be similar to what was formerly called the Salmon Cycle Series and...

Pilots rally back against Oilers

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 00:13

A promising start soured in the fourth inning for the Peninsula Oilers Tuesday evening in a 7-3 loss to the Anchorage Glacier Pilots at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

After the Oilers scored an early run, the Glacier Pilots responded with four runs in the top of the fourth to take a...

Kenai Golf Report: Hook A Kid program has successful run

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 00:13

The Hook A Kid On Golf program, a national program for kid ages 8 to 14, was an outstanding success at the Kenai Golf Course. Twenty-four youngsters participated in the four-day camp. They learned golf etiquette and the basics of the long and short games.

On the final day, the Kenai Golf...

Art brings 'Transformers' actor to Kenai Peninsula

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 22:12

As anyone who was following the #TAKEMEANYWHERE hashtag on Twitter knows, Shia Lebeouf’s month-long hitchhiking trip across the U.S. ended on Kasilof Beach on Thursday.

Alaskans serendipitously ran into the “Transformers” actor and his traveling crew, artists Nastja Rönkkö and Luke Turner...

Hikers rescued from trip to 'Into the Wild' bus

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 22:09

ANCHORAGE — Officials say two hikers rescued after failing to return on time from a trip into the Alaska wilderness are the latest to be saved after trying to reach an abandoned bus made famous by the book and film “Into the Wild.”

Search and rescue crews located Michael Trigg of South...

Alaska attorney general known for work with Fairbanks 4

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 22:09

ANCHORAGE — Jahna Lindemuth didn’t get a seat on the Alaska Supreme Court last month, but she got the attention of Alaska Gov. Bill Walker when she was a finalist.

“When I got to know Jahna during the Supreme Court nomination process, I knew she would be a good fit with my administration...

BlueCrest opens Anchor Point oil wellpad with ceremony

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 15:12

BlueCrest Energy has ceremonially opened their Hansen Production Facility, an oil wellpad on the shore of Cook Inlet near Anchor Point.

A small group of guests sheltered from the drizzle under a canopy in the middle of the 38-acre facility’s gravel wellpad on Saturday. Speakers...

Dead humpback whale found in Glacier Bay National Park

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 22:09
"Festus" had a long history in Southeast

The longest sighted humpback whale recorded in Southeast Alaska was found dead Sunday morning.

“Festus” — or whale #441 in fluke identification photos — was floating in Glacier Bay National Park water off Point Carolus, according to a Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve news release....

Shared recipes for dandelion jam, cider beans and another for rhubarb pie

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 09:52

It’s been several years since I first introduced you to Joan E. Aller’s “Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly: Recipes from Southern Appalachia.” Since acquiring the book in 2010, I’ve kept the warmly written book nearby, not only because Aller’s recipes are good and her writings...

Pioneer Potluck: About our 10,000 mile trip

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 09:46

La Salle, Colorado, Here We Come!

October 13,14,15, 2000

Sister Elaine and Ted Oster’s place


We had a great time in Colorado Springs visiting with my little brother, Jim and Sandy and the large family of...