Trees caused HEA outages in Sterling

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 20:34

Birch trees laden with snow and ice will — as poet Robert Frost memorialized in his piece “Birches” — often “bend to left and right/across the lines of straighter darker trees.”

Bed tax decision delayed until March

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 20:34

The proposed bed tax before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly won’t go anywhere until at least March.

Voznesenka man convicted in fed court of felon possessing firearms

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 20:33

A federal jury in Anchorage last Wednesday, Nov. 15, found guilty a Voznesenka man for being a felon in possession of firearms. Sentencing for Joseph Kuzmin, 41, is Feb. 5, 2018. According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office on Friday, Kuzmin faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

Gov. Walker reveals details of Chinese gas pipeline deal

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:49
Expert says it is simply an ‘agreement to keep working’

Gov. Bill Walker on Tuesday released the details of a multibillion-dollar agreement signed between Alaska and China earlier this month and promised reporters at a press conference that better things will come in 2018.

Checkmate: chess club meets at library

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:48

Checkmate

Forecast predicts another below-average sockeye year

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:48

Next year’s sockeye salmon forecast for Upper Cook Inlet looks only slightly rosier than this year’s forecast.

Peninsula professionals talk drones

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:48

Kenai Peninsula professionals are starting to look at using unmanned aerial vehicles for industries ranging from real estate to ecosystem management.

Alaskans tendency is to vote no to judge retention

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:47

Alaskans may pass a negative judgement on their judges too easily, despite Alaska’s merit-based process for selecting and retaining judges, according to retired Alaska Superior Court Judge Elaine Andrews.

Competition, expense bring curtain down on Alaska Shootout

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:58

ANCHORAGE — Four decades ago, Alaska Anchorage head basketball coach Bob Rachal was looking to promote the program, and while rubbing shoulders with coaches from major programs at the Final Four, he found a way.

Board of Game turns down feral cat proposal

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 22:24

Colonies of domestic feral cats occupy corners of Alaska, and after the state Board of Game turned down two proposals Friday related to controlling their numbers, things will continue for them unchanged for now.