Friday’s prep hoops roundup

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 00:28

The Kenai Central boys basketball team lost 44-33 to Dimond on Friday in the semifinals of the Alaska Prep Shootout at Dimond.

Weekend hockey roundup: Kenai, SoHi get wins over Palmer

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 00:44

The Soldotna hockey team focused on the penalty kill in practice this week. The Stars also had a team meeting preaching more effort after Thursday’s 7-0 loss to Wasilla.

Soldotna man accused of distributing, possessing child porn

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 18:09

A Soldotna man is accused of possessing and distributing child pornography in connection with an investigation that began in Louisiana.

An Outdoor View: Future fishing

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 13:08

With the rapid advances in technology we’re seeing now, I’m wondering what fishing on the Kenai River will be like a few years from now. One change we might see is an ability to see in “real-time” where people are catching sockeye salmon.

Valley hockey teams sweep Peninsula

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 00:24

The Kenai Central Kardinals dropped the puck on a new era of prep hockey Thursday night at the Kenai Multipurpose Facility.

Basketball roundup

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 00:32

Staff report

Education, employment agencies see shrinking funds, usage

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 23:00

Some Kenai Peninsula training and education programs are threatened both by an increasing reluctance of individuals to invest in training and decreased demand for personnel on the part of employers. The decline was among the trends brought up by speakers at a workforce outlook panel at the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District’s Industry Outlook Forum on Wednesday. The panelists represented Kenai Peninsula College, the Kenai Peninsula Construction Academy, Seward’s Alaska Vocational Technical Education Center (AVTEC), the Alaska Department of Labor and the Kenai Peninsula School District.

Refuge Notebook: The Kenai Peninsula’s first exotic freshwater snail

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 22:29

Sometimes one thing leads to another. It was in fall 2012 as the Alaska Department of Fish & Game and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service were eradicating exotic northern pike in Stormy Lake that we first found the aquatic invasive plant Elodea on the Kenai Peninsula. Four years later in July 2016, this time as we wrapped up eradication of Elodea from Stormy Lake, we noticed some large, unfamiliar snails.

Shine a light on the path ahead

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 22:33

What are your feelings about 2017? Will it treat you well or poorly? Will you find yourself happier at the end of this year?

Wait, don’t toss those poinsettias to the curb!

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 22:26

Poinsettias have become the best-selling potted plants in the United States, and are second in popularity only to Christmas trees during the holiday season. Unfortunately, they also are among the least understood.