When Denise Festervand watched her son shake a classmate's hand after his Karate lessons began Thursday she proudly noted it was no ordinary occurrence. It was a first for 10-year-old Sam Festervand, who is turning 11-years-old in March.
The KRC Learning Center will be offering a free, ten week workshop entitled, NETS: Focusing on Success for First Year Experience Students, from 1-3:30 p.m., Feb. 1 to April 11 in Ward building room 104.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 6 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley Street in Soldotna (unless otherwise noted). For more information, call 907-714-8888 or visit kpbsd.k12.ak.us.
Heading into Saturday night's regular season-ending tussle against Kenai Central, the Soldotna hockey team was already locked into its conference tournament playoff position at No. 4.
That didn't mean the Stars had nothing to play for.
Nikiski sophomore Ian Johnson laid in a game-winning bucket with seconds left to help the Nikiski boys topple the Monroe Catholic Rams in nonconference hoops action Friday night, but the layup proved to be much bigger on a statewide level.
Soldotna's Cory Davis took fourth place in the Monster Energy Snowmobile Freestyle at X Games Aspen 2016 on Friday.
Davis had a score of 83.33 in the first run and 83.66 in the second run, for a best of 83.66.
Kenai Central graduate Travis Cooper was 86th in the junior men's 10-kilometer sprint Saturday at the IBU Youth/Junior World Biathlon Championships in Cheile Gradistei, Romania.
Cooper finished in 32 minutes, 20.7 seconds, about 5:53 behind the winner.