Democrats gear up for party convention in Nome

JUNEAU — Don’t expect fireworks when the state Democratic Party convention gets underway in Nome on Thursday — there will be no real drama among… Continue reading

Poem: Fire Fly

Fire Fly By Dave Thompson, KenaiYou’re just what’s been buggin me Twinkling through the starlit trees In heat of night bout mid June Under the… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Mosey on down to 'Glorious'

The Bookworm Sez: Mosey on down to ‘Glorious’

Everybody deserves a second start.You’d never begrudge a down-on-his-luck fellow a new lease on life. It’s his right to begin over, to get another chance… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Mosey on down to 'Glorious'

$103K for portrait of girl who was shot by Taliban

NEW YORK (AP) — A British artist’s portrait of a young Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education brought… Continue reading

Brother: ‘Sugar Man’ director killed himself

STOCKHOLM — Malik Bendjelloul, the Swedish director of the acclaimed “Searching for Sugar Man” documentary, was widely known for his enthusiasm, kindness and high spirits… Continue reading

Business News

■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets at noon Tuesday at Froso’s Restaurant. A presentation from Dr. Keith J. Hamilton, president of Alaska Christian College,… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About gooseberry pie and my dad

Pioneer Potluck: About gooseberry pie and my dad

On the farm in Northern Colorado 1940’S to 1955   If you asked my Dad what kind of pie he wanted, he would say “gooseberry”… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2014
  • By Grannie Annie
  • Food
Pioneer Potluck: About gooseberry pie and my dad

Got bananas? Make banana cake

One of the first banana cakes I ever made was heavy and, surprisingly, not as moist as I had hoped. The cakes presented here are… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2014
  • By Sue Ade
  • Food
Submitted photo Mary Wulf of Kenai says her cats cats Mikie and Sophie like to get their picture taken.
Submitted photo Mary Wulf of Kenai says her cats cats Mikie and Sophie like to get their picture taken.

Alaska Unhinged: The three true signs of spring

It really wasn’t much of a winter around here. In fact, it was more like putting up with a sickly spring with a cold since… Continue reading

Community News and Notes

Air Force Reserve Airman Thomas M. Champion graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week… Continue reading

Learning for Life: Tree sale fundraiser on tap

The sun is shining, the snow has melted and it’s time once again to announce the Annual Spring 4-H Tree Sale. Each year approximately 400-500… Continue reading

Maximum extent of the last major (Naptowne) glaciation compared to localities where fossils have been found.

Refuge Notebook: Ice-age mammals on the Kenai Peninsula – an update

In her 2008 book, “Kachemak Bay communities, their histories, their mysteries,” Janet Klein first published information about the fossils of extinct woolly mammoths found along… Continue reading

Maximum extent of the last major (Naptowne) glaciation compared to localities where fossils have been found.

Church news

Church of Christ hosts gospel meeting The Church of Christ on mile 1/4 Funny River Road in Soldotna will be hosting a gospel meeting with… Continue reading

Just Kidding 2014: Summer pool schedules

Lap swim — 6:30-8:30 a.m. Monday-FridayPiranha Swim Team — 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Monday-FridayGroup swim lessons — 10 a.m.-noon Monday-FridayPrivate swim lessons — Noon-12:30 p.m. Monday-FridayCPHS… Continue reading

Just Kidding 2014: Bible camps, church activities

Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Sunday School is hosting a free end of the summer Carnival 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. August 24 where kids… Continue reading

Just Kidding 2014: Summer Camps

Kenai Watershed Forum is happy to offer Fur, Fins, Feathers, Flowers, and Fun at Soldotna Creek Park. What better way for your child to spend… Continue reading

Just Kidding 2014: Activities

School is almost out and the thought of long summer days stretched out doing nothing lurk in the backs of many kids’ minds. However, the… Continue reading

Les Palmer: Angling ethics

Angling — fishing with hook and line — has a long history. It was already highly developed when Stone Age artists were painting fishing and… Continue reading

This photo provided by courtesy of Dave Estis shows duck calls created by Tate Estis in a workshop at his home in New Kent, Va. Tate Estis was so fascinated by the duck calls he and his father used to duck hunt, he started pulling them apart to see how they worked and eventually he made them. Every duck call he creates is unique. (AP Photo/Dave Estis)

Handmade duck calls attract a following

When Scott Simmons received a wooden duck call in college, he was instantly intrigued by the possibility of making one.“I recognized then that those little… Continue reading

This photo provided by courtesy of Dave Estis shows duck calls created by Tate Estis in a workshop at his home in New Kent, Va. Tate Estis was so fascinated by the duck calls he and his father used to duck hunt, he started pulling them apart to see how they worked and eventually he made them. Every duck call he creates is unique. (AP Photo/Dave Estis)