The decision to integrate Skyview High School students into Soldotna's first built high school, SoHi, seems to have generated strong emotions from some Skyview students and their mothers. That's understandable.
Barack Obama is the coolest president we've had since John F. Kennedy, at least according to conventional standards for such things. Obama has always been a brand as much as a politician, one that has been perceived as sleek, smart and up to date.
Two U.S. senators, one from Washington state and the other from Illinois, introduced legislation Wednesday that would protect 1.56 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from future development.
A boat retrieval project planned for the lower Kasilof River has yet to find a permanent home as State Parks personnel negotiate with the third choice on their list - the Swanson property at river mile 4.5.