Where is that WORD?

I have been stuck searching for a word. No, I am not playing Scrabble or Words with Friends. This word offers much more than points… Continue reading

In this July, 2013, photo, from left, Robin Hanley, Bjorn Dihle, Lynnette Dihle and Nils Dihle watch bears on the shore of Middle Creek on Admiralty Island near Windfall Harbor, Alaska.  The area around Pack Creek, a bear-viewing area on Admiralty Island, offers some amazing sights not too far from Juneau, Alaska.(AP Photo/Juneau Empire, Mary Catharine Martin)

Welcome to the bear show

Last summer, my boyfriend Bjorn and I went for a three-day sun-drenched kayak trip at Admiralty Island’s Windfall Harbor. We squinted into the merciless horizon… Continue reading

In this July, 2013, photo, from left, Robin Hanley, Bjorn Dihle, Lynnette Dihle and Nils Dihle watch bears on the shore of Middle Creek on Admiralty Island near Windfall Harbor, Alaska.  The area around Pack Creek, a bear-viewing area on Admiralty Island, offers some amazing sights not too far from Juneau, Alaska.(AP Photo/Juneau Empire, Mary Catharine Martin)
Aerial view of the Kenai Flats, where 187 bird species have been documented over the past five decades. (Photo courtesy Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Refuge Notebook: Bird checklist of the Kenai Flats – It’s about time

My favorite place to birdwatch, or “bird,” on the Kenai Peninsula is the Kenai Flats. “The Flats” are not merely the wetlands you see from… Continue reading

Aerial view of the Kenai Flats, where 187 bird species have been documented over the past five decades. (Photo courtesy Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

An Outdoor View: Long Live the King

On Aug. 8, I attended the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Kenai. One of the films really raised my hackles.“Long Live the King,” a… Continue reading

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS SEPT. 6-7 - In this Aug. 23, 2014 photo, Brook and Lisa Swanson are in perfect synch as they paddle their racing canoe in the Spokane River Classic in Spokane, Wash. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Rich Landers)  COEUR D'ALENE PRESS OUT

Truly efficient paddling takes practice, patience

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Anyone can move a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard over the water, but precious few have savored the joy of paddling… Continue reading

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS SEPT. 6-7 - In this Aug. 23, 2014 photo, Brook and Lisa Swanson are in perfect synch as they paddle their racing canoe in the Spokane River Classic in Spokane, Wash. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Rich Landers)  COEUR D'ALENE PRESS OUT
Business news

Business news

Chambers set schedules ■ On Tuesday, the Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon at the Soldotna Regional Sports… Continue reading

Business news
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion This sculpture created by Jessica Bookey depicts numerous dumplings, which was a common name foreign locals gave the touring group from the Art Student League Association on their trip to Europe last spring, Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in the Gary L. Freeburg Art Gallery at Kenai Peninusla College in Soldotna, Alaska.

Don’t eat the art

Resting on a short stand in the middle of the Gary L. Freeburg Art Gallery is a giant, magenta macaroon. The one-foot-wide sculpture is a… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion This sculpture created by Jessica Bookey depicts numerous dumplings, which was a common name foreign locals gave the touring group from the Art Student League Association on their trip to Europe last spring, Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in the Gary L. Freeburg Art Gallery at Kenai Peninusla College in Soldotna, Alaska.
This image released by Relativity Media shows Pierce Brosnan in a scene from the film, "The November Man." (AP Photo/Relativity Media, Aleksandar Letic)

Reeling it in: Film leaves reviewer wondering what else is on

“The November Man” Relativity Media 1 hour, 48 minutes Pierce Brosnan is one of those actors that everybody likes but nobody really loves. You’ll find… Continue reading

This image released by Relativity Media shows Pierce Brosnan in a scene from the film, "The November Man." (AP Photo/Relativity Media, Aleksandar Letic)
The Bookwrom Sez: Young readers will love this book, believe it or not!

The Bookwrom Sez: Young readers will love this book, believe it or not!

Young readers will love this book, believe it or not! Raise your fingers high.That’s what you’ll be doing this school year, because you’ve been practicing.… Continue reading

The Bookwrom Sez: Young readers will love this book, believe it or not!

Deviled eggs: Modern ideas for an old-fashioned favorite

Like you, I’ve made deviled eggs countless times, but never quite like the ones that fill the pages of celebrated chef and cookbook author Kathy… Continue reading

  • Sep 9, 2014
  • By Sue Ade
  • Food
This July 21, 2014 photo shows strawberry banana chia breakfast smoothie in Concord, N.H. A tiny tablespoon of chia sees crams in tons of protein, fiber, healthy fats, calcium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, and omega fatty acids. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Leave them feeling full with nutritious chia seeds

Pity the chia seed. For so long this nutritional powerhouse was relegated to late-night television commercials hawking sprouting cat-shaped clay planters. That is, until recently.… Continue reading

  • Sep 9, 2014
  • By MELISSA D'ARABIAN
  • Food
This July 21, 2014 photo shows strawberry banana chia breakfast smoothie in Concord, N.H. A tiny tablespoon of chia sees crams in tons of protein, fiber, healthy fats, calcium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, and omega fatty acids. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Pioneer Potluck: About another bear

Another bear story! 1979-1980   In my “other life” ( BB - Before Bob) I had an old Green LTD that ran me up and… Continue reading

  • Sep 9, 2014
  • By Grannie Annie
  • Food
Hal and Helen Rohlman (Photo courtesy Roy Mullin Photography)

Weddings

Hal and Helen Rohlman of Sterling will celebrate 60 years of marriage on Sept. 10, 2014.They were married in Tacoma, Washington, on Sept. 10, 1954,… Continue reading

Hal and Helen Rohlman (Photo courtesy Roy Mullin Photography)

Church news

New Life Assembly hosts Beth Moore simulcast On Sept. 13, New Life Assembly is serving as a host location for the live simulcast of Bible… Continue reading

The danger of too much entertainment

The late A.W. Tozer, whose many books are now considered Christian classics, once wrote a magazine article titled “The Great God Entertainment” in which he… Continue reading

The Tiglax at the Chowiot Island field camp, on a spectacular Aleutian afternoon. (E. Bella/Refuge)

Refuge Notebook: A journey through botanical time

While understanding the ecological system of the place where you work and inhabit is an invaluable, lengthy process, the chance to occasionally visit new places… Continue reading

The Tiglax at the Chowiot Island field camp, on a spectacular Aleutian afternoon. (E. Bella/Refuge)
This March 24, 2014 photo shows a bumble bee searching for nectar from a Rosemary plant near Langley, Wash. Honeybees are irreplaceable as pollinators but you can somewhat offset their loss by attracting beetles, butterflies and moths, dragonflies, feral bees, bumblebees and wasps, among others. (AP Photo/By Dean Fosdick)

Bees aren’t the only pollinators you can attract

The dramatic loss of honeybees to changing land use, viruses and pesticides is alarming, and they are irreplaceable as pollinators. But you can somewhat offset… Continue reading

This March 24, 2014 photo shows a bumble bee searching for nectar from a Rosemary plant near Langley, Wash. Honeybees are irreplaceable as pollinators but you can somewhat offset their loss by attracting beetles, butterflies and moths, dragonflies, feral bees, bumblebees and wasps, among others. (AP Photo/By Dean Fosdick)
Mike Yochim, 47, a National Parks Service planner, left, helps his friend Eric Compas decide on the meals to carry for a canoe trip on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Gardiner, Mont. Yochim was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in September 2013 and will be joined by three of his closest friends for one last wilderness trip around Yellowstone Lake. (AP Photo/Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez)

Once more into the wild

GARDINER, Mont. (AP) — Mike Yochim asked for help up from a blue chair in his living room with windows overlooking a cloud-covered Electric Peak.Using… Continue reading

Mike Yochim, 47, a National Parks Service planner, left, helps his friend Eric Compas decide on the meals to carry for a canoe trip on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Gardiner, Mont. Yochim was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in September 2013 and will be joined by three of his closest friends for one last wilderness trip around Yellowstone Lake. (AP Photo/Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez)

Business news

Chambers set schedules ■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets at noon on Tuesday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. A forum with candidates for… Continue reading

'Silent Witnesses' is gruesome yet fascinating

‘Silent Witnesses’ is gruesome yet fascinating

You saw everything go down. There was a brief fight before the woman shoved the man into the side of the car. That surprised you,… Continue reading

'Silent Witnesses' is gruesome yet fascinating