Locals recount Extreme Alaskaman race

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 00:40

The “Extreme” moniker in the Alaskaman Extreme Triathlon did not disappoint in its inaugural year, and neither did Kenai’s Heather Moon.

Bird Homestead golf looks forward to events

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 00:40

The Bird Homestead Golf Course has had an amazing couple of weeks. The course is in top notch condition. The fairways are full of nice green grass and the greens are the best they have ever been. The challenge at this course is the raised greens. If chipping is the strong part of your game, this is the course for you. We have had a lot of out of state visitors play in between their fishing and the compliments are wonderful. Larry Hamilton and the rest of the grounds crew have worked extremely well together to make this course look amazing.

Relay for Life 5K to be held Friday

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 00:40

The Relay for Life 5-kilometer run and walk will be Friday at Skyview Middle School and Tsalteshi Trails.

Twins end season with state loss to Dimond

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 00:40

Following a trying season of change, the defending state legion baseball champion Post 20 Twins are done.

FBI investigating death from domestic dispute on cruise ship

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 22:15

ANCHORAGE — A domestic dispute aboard a cruise ship led to the death of a 39-year-old Utah woman, and the FBI was investigating what happened in U.S. waters off Alaska, the agency said Wednesday.

Young Alaskans shadow Murkowski on Capitol Hill

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 22:14

From the outside, Capitol Hill seems like a hectic place this summer, but a group of ten recent Alaska high school graduates are experiencing it first hand as interns for U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski.

Familiar face to take Kenai Senior Center reins

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 21:22

Regular visitors going to the Kenai Senior Center for lunch, games, Thursday evening bluegrass jam sessions, and other activities will be seeing a new face — though a familiar one — behind the director’s desk.

East side setnets, drifters closed again Thursday

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 20:25

Commercial fishermen in Upper Cook Inlet’s central district will stay on the beaches again Thursday to allow more sockeye to enter the Kenai River.

Op-Ed: A plan to save Social Security

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 12:00

It is no secret that what the major media seem to care most about is radically different from what concerns average Americans. While the inside the Beltway crowd continues to focus on alleged collusion between President Trump and Russia, real concerns like the future of Social Security are ignored.

Letter to the editor: Catch and release better for opportunity than fish

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 11:58

The hook and release article overlooked many studies on hook and release mortality and reference Bendock circa 1997. Rather than suggest real solutions, ie, drift only, limiting guides, or lottery for the shrinking Kenai kings, Brush minimizes hook and release long term impacts and continues to pander to opportunity . Nice try. Can hook and release be good for the king salmon or good for business? This is where Brush’s sincerity and so-called myth busting become highly suspect. I for one can think of better solutions than playing with food.