After cancer, wife’s death, Duck Inn kitchen manager keeps serving Thanksgiving

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:00

As the Duck Inn restaurant served its 11th annual all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, owner Lela Rosin said she’s thankful for one specific thing: the Duck’s kitchen manager Beau Jamison, who received a cancer diagnosis 13 months ago.

Editorial: Buy local, spread the wealth

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 10:42

With today’s unofficial start of the holiday shopping season, we’d like to take a moment to encourage Kenai Peninsula residents to visit our many local businesses to fill your gift list needs.

Op-ed: Trump is right about trophy hunting

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 10:42

It’s not often that President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed is the voice of reason and compassion, but on the issue of trophy hunting it makes more sense than his own Department of Interior.

Series preview: Brown Bears vs. Ice Dogs

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 00:31

Both the Kenai River Brown Bears and Fairbanks Ice Dogs will look to capture a little momentum in the next two weeks as the two squads finish off their longest stretches in Alaska this season.

Gil Garcia: Where did that name and shot come from?

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 00:31

The name is like the shot. See them, and at first, it’s hard not to wonder where they came from.

Accident in Turnagain Pass sends 4 to hospital

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 20:11

A car accident in Turnagain Pass on Wednesday sent four people to the hospital in Anchorage with serious injuries.

Public lands open for Christmas tree cutting

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 19:56

With Thanksgiving over and the floodgates officially open for Christmas décor, many people will be looking for that perfect spruce tree for their living rooms.

CPH moves forward with expansion project

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 19:56

Central Peninsula Hospital is moving forward with the plans for an expansion of its obstetrics wing and the construction of a new catheterization lab.

Homer’s Meals on Wheels program gets new Subaru after winning grant

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 19:56

Those who are signed up to get daily deliveries from the Homer Senior Citizens Center’s Meals on Wheels program may start seeing their food brought to their doorstep in style. The center recently received a brand new Subaru Outback for the program.

Getting full look at shrinking Harding Icefield is worth it

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 00:31

There’s something as big as the island of Maui on the Kenai Peninsula that many locals have not seen or not seen well. Unless you’re a pilot, your exposure to this mystery blob has likely been constrained to the hiking trail at Exit Glacier, or perhaps to viewing the tidewater glaciers in Northwestern Fjord from a commercial tour boat, or perhaps to the edge of Skilak Glacier if you’re hunting sheep or goat. These glaciers, as big as they seem, are three slivers among the more than 30 glaciers that feed off the Harding Icefield.