Make way for the king

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 21:45

Though the ice is barely out, the Homer harbor buzzed with activity on Saturday as anglers hit the water for king salmon.

Next steps after sheep, goats test positive for pathogen

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 21:43

Some of Alaska’s wild sheep and goat populations are infected with a bacterium game managers and hunters have been nervous about, though the implications aren’t quite clear yet.

Funding Cook Inlet: Legislature debates bonding for oil and gas tax credits

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 12:47

Sometime between 2014 and 2015, Alaska state employees distributed a handout at oil and gas trade shows featuring a cartoon moose holding up a stack of dollar bills.

Soldotna to consider banning plastic bags

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 21:25

Soldotna may see an influx of reusable grocery totes this November, with the introduction of a new ordinance banning plastic shopping bags.

Community members ‘March for Our Lives’

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 21:00

Talk of gun violence has graced many front, opinion and nation pages in newspapers across the country since a 19-year-old killed 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14.

Cinderella’s Closet opens its doors

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:35

The floral printed dress with an empire waist and halter top looked great on Nikiski junior Diana Narimanidze, eliciting a chorus of “oohs” and “ahhs” from the group of women standing around the mirror with her, but that was the problem.

Walker nominates 2, including fish board chair, to federal fish council

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 21:53

Gov. Bill Walker has nominated two Alaskans for the North Pacific Fishery Management Council — one a current member and one the chairman of the Board of Fisheries.

Bill seeks to expand cottage food sales, farm tours

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 21:53

Kenai Peninsula farmer and local food advocates are leading the charge for a bill to expand what local farms can offer for consumers and tourists.

Local student musician takes 1st chair

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 22:00

The alto saxophone is just one of Raleigh Van Natta’s musical aptitudes — a versatile instrument for a versatile student.

Shed the pounds from your pack: Exploring the world of ultra-light backpacking

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 21:18

No matter how long the journey, hikes must be taken one step at a time. Dave Thomas takes them ounce at time.