Church news

Day of Service on Saturday On Saturday (the designated Day of Service for Soldotna), dozens of volunteers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day… Continue reading

A sound recorder stationed at Glacier Lake, a remote glacial lake in the Kenai Mountains.  This site is among the quietest locations in Kenai National Wildlife Refuge with 97 percent of recordings consisting of natural silence.

Refuge Notebook: Silence in the Kenai Peninsula’s soundscape

Winter is coming. That is probably one of my favorite phrases from the Game of Thrones’ character, Eddard Stark, Lord of Winterfell. As Alaskans, I… Continue reading

A sound recorder stationed at Glacier Lake, a remote glacial lake in the Kenai Mountains.  This site is among the quietest locations in Kenai National Wildlife Refuge with 97 percent of recordings consisting of natural silence.

Pirates and salmon

Arrr! Avast, matey! Pump yer bilge, weigh yer anchor, and batten down yer hatches. Sept. 19 be International Talk Like a Pirate Day.It be a… Continue reading

This undated photo shows sprinkling soybean meal on the hay within this compost pile is one way to add nitrogen for quicker composting, in New Paltz, New York. (AP Photo/Lee Reich)

Compost Happens: tips for making it happen right

As the bumper sticker on my truck reads, “Compost Happens.” Sometimes, however, it doesn’t happen fast enough.That problem usually can be traced to some limiting… Continue reading

This undated photo shows sprinkling soybean meal on the hay within this compost pile is one way to add nitrogen for quicker composting, in New Paltz, New York. (AP Photo/Lee Reich)
In this September 2013 photo, Ryan Freeman, left, and Andy Gonerka, right, enjoy the view from the summit of South Sister, Oregon's third tallest mountain, which looks out at Middle and North Sister immediately to the north. near Sisters, Ore.(AP Photo/The Statesman Journal, Zach Urness)

Summit inspires generation of climbers

SISTERS, Ore. (AP) — As first-time climber Adam Rosalez stood in the shadow of Oregon’s third-tallest mountain on a perfect September morning, he couldn’t help… Continue reading

In this September 2013 photo, Ryan Freeman, left, and Andy Gonerka, right, enjoy the view from the summit of South Sister, Oregon's third tallest mountain, which looks out at Middle and North Sister immediately to the north. near Sisters, Ore.(AP Photo/The Statesman Journal, Zach Urness)

Outside authors talk about love for Alaska

From coping with severe family illnesses to a love of Alaska and a passion for writing Christian fiction, co-authors Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse have… Continue reading

This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Jeff Bridges, left, and Brenton Thwaites in a scene from "The Giver." (AP Photo/ The Weinstein Company)

Memories color true horrors in perfect society

“The Giver” The Weinstein Company 1 hour 37 minutes In a world where every new Young Adult novel is inspiring not just a series of… Continue reading

This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Jeff Bridges, left, and Brenton Thwaites in a scene from "The Giver." (AP Photo/ The Weinstein Company)
Behind the scenes with animal actors

Behind the scenes with animal actors

You love your pooch very much – but she’s no Lassie. If, in fact, you pulled a Timmy and fell into a well, you’re sure… Continue reading

Behind the scenes with animal actors

Business announcements

Chambers set schedules ■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets at noon on Tuesday at Froso’s Restaurant. A presentation from A.R.E. Alaska Resource Education is… Continue reading

5 things small businesses need to know this fall

NEW YORK — What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet Security and new technology make the list.… Continue reading

Poem: Fall

FallBy Dee Rusin, KenaiFall is here How do I know The wind blew in Through the trees Bending low Leaves changing colors Some kind of… Continue reading

Learning for Life: Canning big game and meat

Whether you’ve harvested a game animal or lucked upon a great buy on beef, pork, or lamb at the grocery store, one option for the… Continue reading

For any occasion, for anyone, allergy-free meals to love

Sisters and best-selling authors, Judi and Shari Zucker (also known as the “Double Energy Twins),” have written an uncommon cookbook which addresses a common problem… Continue reading

  • Sep 16, 2014
  • By Sue Ade
  • Food

Pioneer Potluck: About porcupines and eating brookies

1948-49 Red Feather Lakes, Colorado 2014 North Nikiski, Alaska   My Dad owned two ranches besides the home farm that he called “The Shamrock Shorthorn… Continue reading

  • Sep 16, 2014
  • By Grannie Annie
  • Food
Scott Frostad shared this photo of his dog, Mickey, relaxing at a cabin north of Kenai.
Scott Frostad shared this photo of his dog, Mickey, relaxing at a cabin north of Kenai.

It is what it is: The great debate

There are some things I’m hesitant to discuss with people I’ve just met — religion and politics are probably near the top of the list.… Continue reading

Evelyn Joy Bouton

Community News and Notes

Glenn and Ginger Bouton Jr. of Soldotna announce the birth of their daughter, Evelyn Joy Bouton, at 3:18 p.m. on June 27, 2014. She weighed… Continue reading

Evelyn Joy Bouton
CIA students help in community
CIA students help in community

Learning for Life: Using Alaska’s wild berries and other edibles

If you have lived in Alaska for very long you know our Cooperative Extension Service “Berry Book” has gone through many revisions over the last… Continue reading

Church news

New Life Assembly hosts Beth Moore simulcast This Saturday, New Life Assembly is a host location for the live simulcast of Bible teacher and best-selling author… Continue reading