The Bookworm Sez: Everyone needs a hero

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:13

You know what your workplace needs? A superhero.

Dixson no longer Soldotna city manager

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 14:40

Mark Dixson is no longer Soldotna’s city manager.

Nikiski incorporation effort pauses for thought

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:36

Proponents of incorporating Nikiski plan to make their case again before the Local Boundary Commission — the state agency that must approve a new city — in October 2018.

Vaccination drive-thru

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:04

Student nurse Jana Cooper gives a flu shot through the window of a truck during Central Peninsula Hospital’s annual free drive-through flu vaccine clinic on Wednesday in Soldotna.

Homer leads teams in Peninsula All-Conference list

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 00:28

The newly-crowned Peninsula Conference champion Homer Mariners picked up the most postseason awards on the recently released All-Conference list.

Moose volleyball sweeps Kardinals

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 00:28

Palmer bounced back from Tuesday’s loss to Colony and scored a 3-0 victory over Kenai Central Wednesday night at Palmer High School, with scores of 25-11, 25-11 and 25-16.

Assembly, councils ask fish board to meet on peninsula

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 21:11

Local government bodies on the central Kenai Peninsula really want the state Board of Fisheries to hold a meeting here.

Navarre gives overview of tenure

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 21:09

Borough Mayor Mike Navarre thought he would be done being mayor by now, after the Oct. 3 election. Instead, he’s got a few more weeks to go.

Program aims to help students prevent suicide

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:54
Finding strength

In the center of the Soldotna Prep School’s library, two students battled it out in a game of rock-paper-scissors while their peers chanted their names in a roar of excited anticipation.

What others say: Recycling dependent upon quality materials

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:39

Recycling can be likened to a mining operation. Processing costs depend on the purity of the ore — and if the costs exceed the value of the processed material, mining stops. Mining can also become unprofitable when commodity prices fall, when substitute materials become available at a lower price, or when environmental regulations impose added costs. All of these forces are at work in the global recycling industry, threatening to disrupt a materials recovery process that begins with individual consumers.