The Kitchen Ade: Holiday desserts as easy as pie

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 10:04

Using ready-made pie crusts, canned pumpkin and peeled and sliced fresh apples can make baking for the holidays “as easy as pie.”

And, if you want to “play” a little and put a little art into your pies, using these products frees time to trim crusts with pastry leaves using pie crust...

Tomatillo salsa offers fresh approach to poaching salmon

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 14:27

The French love to cook fish by poaching it in a flavored liquid, usually a combination of white wine and water, leeks or onions, and some herbs. It’s a notably lean way to roll because there’s no fat involved. And the finished product is reliably tender because it’s been cooked at a low...

Trial date set for Homer man charged with murder

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 11:50

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the day of Lee Henry's court appearance in Kenai, on Monday.


A Homer man accused of the city’s only previously unsolved murder appeared in Kenai Superior Court on Monday.

Lee John Henry, 55, is charged in...

Inch by inch

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 22:57
Board of Fish proposals suggest ways to save big Kenai kings

Each summer for the past several years, Kenai River anglers have noticed that the river’s famous king salmon are both fewer and smaller.

The trend has held all over the state: fewer kings are coming back, and the ones that do are smaller and younger, according to Alaska Department of Fish...

Group sues over lack of info in Alaska Railroad LNG project

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 22:48

ANCHORAGE — An environmental group filed a lawsuit Monday against the Federal Railroad Administration for failing to disclose the approval process for the Alaska Railroad’s application for rail shipments of highly volatile liquefied natural gas.

The Alaska Railroad would make the nation’s...

Kenai marijuana store opens

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 17:02

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the spelling of Greatland Ganja co-owner and cofounder Leif Abel's name.

When Roger Boyd was getting Red Run Cannabis Company, his marijuana cultivation and retail business, licensed by the Kenai city government in April, he...

Voices of Alaska: Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage shares winter safety concerns

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 20:51

The Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage (NSAA) has been working with the Alaska Railroad to bring Anchorage ski enthusiasts the NSAA Ski Train for more than 40 years. The NSAA Ski Train is a fun-filled, once-a-year chance to explore the former ski resort town of Curry. And, while we certainly...

What others say: Trump not a threat to Cuba

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 20:51

Donald Trump’s victory has sent
shock waves through the United States — and also to our nearest “frenemy” 90 miles away.

The president-elect clearly said during his campaign that he would reverse the thaw in relations between Washington and Havana unless Raúl Castro’s government...

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 20:51

That race continues to be a major source of anxiety and division in America is an undeniable fact. While some politicians continue to use race to divide, Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. is trying again to bridge the gap in his latest PBS documentary series “Black America Since MLK.”...

Seaton joins bipartisan caucus

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 21:29

The day after he was elected to an eighth term representing District 31 in the Alaska House, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, joined two other Republicans, 17 Democrats and two independents to form a new House majority caucus. Seaton will be co-chair of Finance for the operating budget — his only...