Les Palmer: Life’s Great Questions

I have a few questions, but one of them isn’t “What is life all about.” If you live on the Kenai Peninsula, you don’t have… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Best Bet ■ Triumvirate Theatre is proud to present Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple!” This hilarious buddy comedy stars Ian McEwen and Jamie Nelson, and… Continue reading

This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Ralph Fiennes, left, and Tony Revolori in "The Grand Budapest Hotel. (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight)

Reeling it in: ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ has plenty to take in

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Fox Searchlight Pictures 1 hour, 40 minutes   Wes Anderson is a master of quaint, meticulously crafted melancholy. Up until now,… Continue reading

This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Ralph Fiennes, left, and Tony Revolori in "The Grand Budapest Hotel. (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight)

Business news

■ The Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon Tuesday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. A wrap-up of… Continue reading

Poem: Alaskan Spring

Alaskan SpringBy Barbara Njaa, NikiskiIt’s spring again on the Cook Inlet.Every year finds us more aware of the seasonal rhythmsSnow dying and black currant buds… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Grab a tissue for 'The Caregivers'

The Bookworm Sez: Grab a tissue for ‘The Caregivers’

For better, for worse.You promised that once, and you meant it. For richer, for poorer was okay, too; you’d do it together. And over the… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Grab a tissue for 'The Caregivers'

Pioneer Potluck: About May baskets

1940’s on a farm North of Fort Collins, Colorado   May 1 was a big day for all us grade school kids. We spent the… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2014
  • By Grannie Annie
  • Food

Short and Sweet: Season for soft-shell crabs is now

Come this time of the year, many seafood lovers want to know how to best to handle in-season soft-shell crabs. Pricey – and a delicacy… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2014
  • By Sue Ade
  • Food

School Briefs

School board to meet The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley… Continue reading

I’ll take the Lycra

While web-surfing recently, I came across an acronym I hadn’t seen before: MAMIL, which stands for Middle Aged Man In Lycra.My wife managed not to… Continue reading

Community News and Notes

Community News and Notes

Rodney A . and Mishell L. French of Soldotna announce the birth of their son, Elijah Deion French, at 2:27 p.m. March 7, 2014. He… Continue reading

Community News and Notes

Learning for Life: Bee keeping in Alaska

While it is early spring many beekeepers in Alaska have already placed their “bee” order and are getting hives ready for their arrival. If you… Continue reading

Kenai Senior Center May activities

What’s happening at the Kenai Senior Center for the month of May 2014 (all activities are held at the Kenai Senior Center unless otherwise stated):… Continue reading

Fly fishing humorist to host TU film fest

Fly fishing humorist to host TU film fest

Looking for his next great fishing adventure, the self-proclaimed, “world’s greatest fly fishing guide” Hank Patterson is making his first trip to Alaska this weekend… Continue reading

Fly fishing humorist to host TU film fest

Church news

Join Apostolic Assembly for Sundae Social The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Sunday School invites you to a Sundae Ice Cream Social on May 4… Continue reading

Living life one day at a time

The letter I received from a man in Southwest Africa brightened my day. In spite of the violence in his homeland and serious financial problems,… Continue reading

Kids who participate in the first-ever Youth Game Warden Camp will receive a t-shirt with this cool logo.

Refuge Notebook: Kenai Refuge sponsors first Game Warden Camp for Youth

Have you ever wondered what a game warden does? How about boating on some of the Kenai Peninsula’s largest lakes and popular rivers to check… Continue reading

Kids who participate in the first-ever Youth Game Warden Camp will receive a t-shirt with this cool logo.

Les Palmer: Don’t run!

Author’s note: This column first appeared in the Clarion Jan. 23, 2004. With both bears and people starting to emerge from their dens this month,… Continue reading

Samantha and Eric Tipler head out with dogs Cash, right, and Gadget for a hike in the Mountain Lakes Wilderness area near Klamath Falls, Ore., March 23, 2014.  Exploring the endless trails in the Klamath Basin has to offer is made even more enjoyable when your faithful companion, your dog, is along for the journey, too.(AP Photo/Herald and News, Steve Silton)

Hiking with dogs: know your pets’ limitations

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Exploring the endless trails the Klamath Basin has to offer is made even more enjoyable when your faithful companion, your… Continue reading

Samantha and Eric Tipler head out with dogs Cash, right, and Gadget for a hike in the Mountain Lakes Wilderness area near Klamath Falls, Ore., March 23, 2014.  Exploring the endless trails in the Klamath Basin has to offer is made even more enjoyable when your faithful companion, your dog, is along for the journey, too.(AP Photo/Herald and News, Steve Silton)
ADVANCE FOR TEH WEEKEND OF APRIL 19-20 AND THEREAFTER - Reflective clothing, lights and other gear make for a safe bicycle commute for a bicyclist in Boise, Idaho, in this April, 2014, photo.  Making yourself highly visible is one of many safety tips for bike commuters. (AP Photo/Idaho Statesman, Pete Zimowsky)

Commuting by bike: be seen, be safe, and enjoy

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Amid mirror-like puddles from an overnight spring rain on the Boise Greenbelt, Neil Jenkins leaned into a curve on his daily… Continue reading

ADVANCE FOR TEH WEEKEND OF APRIL 19-20 AND THEREAFTER - Reflective clothing, lights and other gear make for a safe bicycle commute for a bicyclist in Boise, Idaho, in this April, 2014, photo.  Making yourself highly visible is one of many safety tips for bike commuters. (AP Photo/Idaho Statesman, Pete Zimowsky)