Reimer wins Soggy Bottom 100

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 19:36

Soldotna’s Adam Reimer won the Soggy Bottom 100 mountain bike race on Saturday. Racers start in Hope and take the Resurrection Pass trail to Cooper Landing. They then turn back to Hope, but on the way back they take the Devil’s Pass trail down and up from the pass to make it a 100-miler.

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Tue, 08/09/2016 - 23:41

RIO DE JANEIRO — Out of sorts and out of answers, defending champion Serena Williams is out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Shanking shots of all sorts, including five — yes, five! — double-faults in one game alone, Williams lost to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-4, 6-3 in the third round in...

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 23:41

Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder will have to quit playing baseball after his second neck surgery.

A person with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press that Fielder isn’t formally retiring, but that doctors won’t give the six-time All-Star medical clearance to play...

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 23:41

WASHINGTON — Francisco Lindor singled to break up Max Scherzer’s no-hit bid and scored in the seventh inning, and Trevor Bauer pitched the Cleveland Indians to a 3-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.

Jose Ramirez went 2 for 4 with an RBI double in the seventh and an RBI...

Photo: Tune in

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 21:05

School board approves future land sales for educational progam

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 20:48

The Board of Education has secured seven vacant lots in the Deepwood Park subdivision in Kenai for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Career and Technical Education program by conveying the title to the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Disagreements surfaced on how to resolve the transfer...

Kenai native, playing with Navy Fleet Band, performs in local visit

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 20:51

In some respects, Sterling Strickler followed in his father’s footsteps; in other ways, he found his own path. Like his father, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Unlike his father, he carries a bassoon, tuba or guitar instead of a weapon.

However, the service eventually found them both across...

District 30 candidates talk taxes

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 20:48

The field of candidates seeking to represent the central Kenai Peninsula to the state House of Representatives will narrow after next Tuesday, when four Republicans will face off in the primary election.

After incumbent Rep. Kurt Olson said he would not run for the District 30 seat again,...

Murkowski remains undecided on whether she'll vote for Trump

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 20:48

JUNEAU — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she does not know if she will vote for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump this fall.

But the moderate Alaska Republican told The Associated Press she knows who she won’t vote for, and that’s Democrat Hillary Clinton. Murkowski is concerned...

Thornton: Time for hard conversations

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 18:09

“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” — C.G. Jung

Let’s face it — we have all heard about the budget, the PFD cap, massive cuts and a myriad of other woes facing Alaska and our communities this past two years. What is important is what we are doing, not what we are told is...