State works to formalize method for assessing oil and gas properties

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 22:28

Some of the affected parties are raising concerns as state tax assessors are finalizing a methodology for valuing oil and gas properties other than the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System for the first time.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio donates $80,000 to Southeast group

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 22:25

You might call it a titanic contribution.

Kenai River Marathon makes strides

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 22:22

One did it using a handcycle after breaking his back seven years ago. Others competed after coaching at — or even running in — the Region III meet just outside of Palmer the day before.

Community Schools programs start Wednesday

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 22:21

Summer is officially gone. The leaves are yellow, the temperatures are dropping and Community Schools is back in session.

Walk, or roll, to school day

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 18:26

Roman, left, and Danni Finley bend the rules of Walk To School Day on Wednesday, Sept. 20 as they are carted to Redoubt Elementary along Redoubt Avenue in Soldotna. Soldtona Elementary, Soldotna Montessori and Redoubt Elementary each took part in the annual Walk Your Child to School day, an event that highlights the importance of getting to school safe. With dark mornings and afternoons in Alaska, it’s especially important to wear bright colors and be aware of surroundings as children are on their way to and from school. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Weekend volleyball roundup

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 23:49

The visiting Nikiski volleyball team swept Grace Christian on Friday and Redington on Saturday to improve to 6-0 in Southcentral Conference play.

Christianson gets record win No. 151 as Palmer eliminates Kenai from playoffs

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 23:49

The most telling moment after Saturday’s 35-8 win over Kenai Central that provided insight into what has made Rod Christiansen — now Alaska’s winningest ever football coach — so successful occurred moments after his Palmer Moose claimed the victory.

Brown Bears notch 1st win of season

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 23:49

The Kenai River Brown Bears got their first win of the season in emphatic fashion Saturday at the North American Hockey League Showcase, taking down the Minnesota Wilderness 8-2 in Blaine, Minnesota.

Kenai girls, Homer girls, Gibson win region titles

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 23:49

A pair of epic streaks came to an end Saturday at the Region III cross-country meet at the Government Peak Recreation Area near Palmer, but the Kenai Central and Homer girls continued impressive runs of their own.

Gov. Walker proposes head tax to boost state revenue

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 20:37

ANCHORAGE — Gov. Bill Walker’s latest proposal for closing the gap between state revenue and spending is a limited tax on payroll wages and self-employment income.