Walker pick for Senate seat withdraws

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:05

JUNEAU — A man nominated by Gov. Bill Walker to fill an open Alaska Senate seat withdrew from consideration Thursday, less than a day after his appointment, after his fitness for office was questioned and past statements on abortion drew condemnation.

Teens take the gavel

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:05

Youth court gives young offenders a second chance

Gravel pit work group lays out plan

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:15

After more than a decade of fiery debates about gravel pits operating near homes, the Kenai Peninsula Borough is taking another look at its regulations on the sites.

Out of the Office: A moveable feast

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:11

A meal of the senses isn’t complete without the sweetness, the simple happiness, of dessert.

Soldotna OKs relaxed pot regulations

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 20:45

With a tie-breaking vote, Soldotna Mayor Nels Anderson gave retail marijuana businesses some wiggle room to set up shop in the small city.

AGDC to choose Kenai Spur Highway route by June

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:42
AGDC opens Nikiski public office, Borough to create advisory group

The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) plans to choose by June between two possible ways to move the Kenai Spur Highway around the natural gas liquefaction plant and export terminal the state-owned corporation plans to build in Nikiski.

AGDC representatives announced the plans...

What’s Happening

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:47

Travel vicariously to the Galapagos Islands with Sammy and Bud Crawford as they share their January “bucket list” trip, retracing the steps of Charles Darwin. From Anchorage, they flew to Seattle, Miami, Guayaquil Ecuador, then San Cristobal Island, 600 miles from mainland Ecuador. They visited 6 Islands of the Galapagos, snorkeled, swam and hiked with giant tortoises, sea lions marine iguanas, penguins, wingless cormorants and many species of birds and fish. The program is today at 6 p.m., at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook in Old Town Kenai, next to the Historic Cabins. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 283-7040 or Marion Nelson, 398-8669.

 

Op-ed: No, #MeToo isn’t going to chase Trump from office

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:43

Kirsten Gillibrand, dubbed the #MeToo senator by “60 Minutes,” wants President Donald Trump’s scalp.

Hoops roundup: Wasilla hoops sweeps Kenai

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 00:28

When it comes to Alaska’s hoops powerhouse programs, not many can stand with the Wasilla Warriors, who own five of the last seven girls state crowns and seven total.

Catching the perfect picture

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 22:00

Rods, reels and gear are the usual checklist, but in order to turn the memories of a day fishing into keepsakes, it’s important to remember a camera.