Anderson, Finley, White get major basketball all-state awards

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 02:43

Nikiski girls coach Scott Anderson, Ninilchik boys coach Nick Finley and Ninilchik senior Austin White all won major awards in Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches All-State Team balloting announced Thursday.

Bears defeat RoadRunners to snap 13-game skid

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 00:28

The Kenai River Brown Bears snapped a 13-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Topeka (Kansas) RoadRunners on Thursday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.

Ninilchik boys move to state semis, Nikolaevsk falls

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 00:28

As the defending Class 1A state champions, the Ninilchik boys know the name of the game. Survive and advance.

Nikolaevsk, Ninilchik girls fall at state

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 00:28

The Ninilchik girls ran into a Class 1A juggernaut Thursday afternoon, but came away knowing the future is bright.

CES douses two structure fires

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 21:41

Central Emergency Services responded to two structure fires Thursday night, one at Cad-Re Feed in Soldotna and the other on Swanson River Road in Sterling, shortly after responding to a medical emergency at approximately 5:35 p.m.

An Outdoor View: The joys of not knowing

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 21:16

While wondering what I was going to write about this week, I got to thinking about ignorance.

Minister’s message: Seeing the signs

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 21:19

Recently I heard about a church sign with one letter misplaced. The sign should have read “United” but because one letter was moved it read, “Untied.”

Refuge notebook: March Madness – Alaska style

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 21:13

As many eyes turn to their television sets this week to watch the 7-10 match up between the Gamecocks and the Golden Eagles or the possible battle between the Jayhawks and the Eagles, Alaskans look over their shoulder and wonder “have we made it through the worst of it?” The daylight is lengthening and we are seeing the tell-tale signs of the S word that nobody dare utter. You look at the jagged south facing berms on the side of the road and sure enough they are shrinking at a considerable rate, while the north facing side looks smooth and the same as it did last week, last month, or even 2 months ago.

What others say: GOP health bill must face new realities

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 21:10

Debate in Congress about the fate of Obamacare should begin with this truth: The Affordable Care Act in its current form is disintegrating, and without a substantive fix Americans across the economic spectrum will either lose their health insurance or be priced out of using their policies.

Analysis: Trump learning that in White House, words matter

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 21:18

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is learning a harsh lesson: In the White House, words matter.