U.S. ponders the peninsula after buying Alaska

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:28

By SHANA LOSHBAUGH

Here’s the Thing: Growing season

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:27

Spring looks like a rough season around here.

2017 prep baseball preview: Loss of senior stars likely to shake up Southcentral Conference

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:17

The top of the food chain in the Southcentral Conference baseball field will be getting a curveball this spring.

Soccer roundup: Nikiski girls win, Homer girls stun SoHi

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:18

The Nikiski girls pulled out a 3-0 Northern Lights Conference soccer victory Thursday over Redington.

Homer, Kodiak get together for quick meet

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:17

Homer, Kodiak get in quick meet

SoHi graduate Hendricks takes 4th at collegiate nationals

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:17

When 2014 Soldotna High School graduate Kiana Hendricks was competing in track and field, volleyball, basketball and soccer with the Stars, lifting weights was a way of preparing for sports.

An Outdoor View: Distractions

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 22:22

While mindlessly surfing the Net the other day, I got to thinking about distractions.

Community effort saves Brown Bears

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 22:22

Congratulations to the Kenai River Brown Bears, and kudos to the community that supports them; thanks to their efforts, the team will be back on the ice for the 2017-18 season.

Refuge Notebook: Spring into Earth Day

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 22:21

It’s spring! I celebrate this fact in the sun warming my back, the drip, drip, drip of water melting off the roof, and the patchwork quilt of snow in the forest outside my window where, soon, little sprigs of green will push up through the accumulated birch seeds and brown leaves. I celebrate this change of seasons before, in its fleeting way, spring becomes summer and everything speeds up.

When you need someone to hold you

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 22:20

A letter I once received from the Ministries Director of Campus Crusade for Christ concerning the organization’s relief work among tsunami victims in Thailand related the following experience of a staff member serving there: