JUNEAU - A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday in a case alleging that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency worked with critics of the proposed Pebble Mine with a predetermined goal to block the project.
Enough fish were caught during last weekend's king opener on the southern Kenai Peninsula's salmon streams to keep things interesting, and other options for catching a salmon are beginning to open up to anglers in the coming week.
Like so many anglers before them, fishermen braved intermittent rain and chill for the opening weekend of king salmon fishing on three southern peninsula streams. And, like so many before - they had varying degrees of success. Just after 5 a.m.
In “Tomorrowland,” director Brad Bird gives us something very few films do in this day and age: a vision of a hopeful future. As it plays out, the fact that no one sees the future as a hopeful place is a major theme of the film. Dystopian and apocalyptic versions of the world to come are the norm when it comes to the pop culture we consume with movies like “Mad Max: Fury Road,” (which I loved, by the way) and others. “Tomorrowland” refutes this vision, says, in fact, that it’s the problem, a sentiment that, despite my love for post-apocalyptic fiction, I can completely understand. The movie has issues, but I think many of the critics that are currently trashing it are doing so out of a misplaced defensiveness. For me, I can hold two ideas in my head at the same time. “Mad Max” asks me to horde all the fuel I can and try not to get crushed by the speaker-car, and as long as I’m in the wasteland, that’s what I’ll do. “Tomorrowland” asks me to think positively and be pro-active and the future can be bright. I can do that too.
Soldotna Creek Park become an overcast and somewhat chilly gallery space for the regional artists who exhibited in the first annual Emerging Artists Festival Saturday. The recently-founded non-profit ARTSpace event was hosted and curated by the event.
America’s White Crosses
By Dave Thompson, Kenai
Have you ever walked the row on rows
Of Billys and Johnnys and Jacks and Joes
Where our nations heroes are laid to rest
In national monuments East to West
Under America’s White Crosses
Those pure white crosses, of gl...