Church news

Youth at our Lady of the Angels to perform Stations of the Cross The youth at Our Lady of the Angels, Catholic Church will be… Continue reading

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge photo       Looking to the right of the boat launch across glacially-carved Hidden Lake is 2,890 foot Hideout Hill.

Refuge Notebook: Hidden Lake Campground – a ‘hidden gem’ on the Kenai Refuge

I am often asked thought provoking questions while working in the Kenai Refuge Visitor Center. Recently, I was asked how Hidden Lake Campground received its… Continue reading

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge photo       Looking to the right of the boat launch across glacially-carved Hidden Lake is 2,890 foot Hideout Hill.

Les Palmer: All about zombies

I hadn’t thought much about zombies until just recently, but now that they’re lurching around pretty much everywhere, and a zombie apocalypse is imminent, I… Continue reading

In this photo taken Sunday, March 30, 2014 and provided by Ed Plumb, unicyclist Elliott Wilson leaves a checkpoint during the White Mountains 100-mile ultra-marathon, north of Fairbanks, Alaska. When Wilson decided to ride a unicycle in the White Mountains 100 endurance race, he knew it was an off-the-wall idea. After all, most people wouldn't think about riding 100 miles on snowmachine and dog mushing trails in late March in Fairbanks on two wheels, much less one. Wilson succeeded, much to the surprise of himself, as well as some of Fairbanks' foremost two wheelers. (AP Photo/Ed Plumb)

Fairbanks unicyclist completes 100-mile race

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — When Elliot Wilson decided to ride a unicycle in the White Mountains 100 endurance race, he knew it was an off-the-wall idea.After… Continue reading

In this photo taken Sunday, March 30, 2014 and provided by Ed Plumb, unicyclist Elliott Wilson leaves a checkpoint during the White Mountains 100-mile ultra-marathon, north of Fairbanks, Alaska. When Wilson decided to ride a unicycle in the White Mountains 100 endurance race, he knew it was an off-the-wall idea. After all, most people wouldn't think about riding 100 miles on snowmachine and dog mushing trails in late March in Fairbanks on two wheels, much less one. Wilson succeeded, much to the surprise of himself, as well as some of Fairbanks' foremost two wheelers. (AP Photo/Ed Plumb)
The Bookworm Sez: 'Train' your mind to deal with stress

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Train’ your mind to deal with stress

Lately, it seems as though everything sets your teeth on edge. The neighbors are way too noisy. Customer service … isn’t. Your in-laws are a… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: 'Train' your mind to deal with stress

What’s Happening

First Thursday ■ At the age of 3, her mother put her down for a nap. Not tired, Cyndye grabbed a pen off the night… Continue reading

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Russell Crowe in a scene from "Noah." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Niko Tavernise)

Movie review: ‘Noah’ delves into human nature

“Noah” Paramount Pictures 2 hour, 18 minutes   It’s common for a certain percentage of a theater-going audience to take umbrage when Hollywood translates a… Continue reading

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Russell Crowe in a scene from "Noah." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Niko Tavernise)

Business news

■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets at noon on Tuesday at Frosos Restaurant. A presentation from Susan Bell with the Department of Commerce, Community… Continue reading

This photo provided by courtesy of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden shows a Malus slant style bonsai in Spring in New York. The very best bonsai stories are about passion and beauty and transformation. "A dewdrop hanging for a split-second, that is bonsai," says Julian Velasco, curator of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's bonsai collection, one of the largest and oldest outside Japan. (AP Photo/Brooklyn Botanic Garden)

Bonsai: the haiku of the tree world

NEW YORK — Many people have a bonsai story: a first bonsai, a struggling bonsai. And many of these stories do not end happily, at… Continue reading

This photo provided by courtesy of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden shows a Malus slant style bonsai in Spring in New York. The very best bonsai stories are about passion and beauty and transformation. "A dewdrop hanging for a split-second, that is bonsai," says Julian Velasco, curator of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's bonsai collection, one of the largest and oldest outside Japan. (AP Photo/Brooklyn Botanic Garden)

Poem: For Salvador

For SalvadorBy Byron Nalos, Nikiskipulling anchors from the seaand squinting in Susitna’s breeze,anchorlines ten fathoms longsnagged and gilled Leviathan, snagged in mud, or even morea… Continue reading

Out of the box recipes with cereal

Some new, out-of-the box recipes, from our friends at Post Foods, makes it possible to enjoy one of America’s favorite breakfast cereals, Honey Bunches of… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2014
  • By Sue Ade
  • Food

Pioneer Potluck: About growing up on the farm

1937 to 1955 Northern Colorado   If you turned off Highway 14 going east out of Fort Collins, at Cactus Hill Observatory Grade School District… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2014
  • By Grannie Annie
  • Food
This 'What are YOU looking at?" expression epitomizes CeCi's attitude, say CECi's owners, Tony and Cindy Olds of Kenai. CeCi is a rescue cat.
This 'What are YOU looking at?" expression epitomizes CeCi's attitude, say CECi's owners, Tony and Cindy Olds of Kenai. CeCi is a rescue cat.

Food for thought

If we didn’t know it before, the credit card bill from our spring break trip to Hawaii confirmed it: my family is a bunch of… Continue reading

Community news and notes

Community news and notes

Josh and Brooke Mastre of Soldotna announce the birth of their daughter, Danica Brynn Mastre, born Tuesday, March 18, at 10:19 p.m. at Central Peninsula… Continue reading

Community news and notes

Learning for Life: Backyard birch tapping

Ever wonder how to make Birch Syrup from our native birch trees? Cooperative Extension Service has a new publication out “Backyard Birch Tapping Basics” that… Continue reading

Church news

Youth at Our Lady of the Angels to perform Stations of the Cross The youth at Our Lady of the Angels, Catholic Church will be… Continue reading

Wetlands donated to Montana’s Outdoor Legacy Foundation

BIGFORK, Mont. (AP) — Thirty acres of land with 3,500 feet of Flathead River shoreline has been donated to Montana’s Outdoor Legacy Foundation. The Missoulian… Continue reading

Photo courtesy Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Refuge Notebook: Defining Wilderness in a climate changing world

What is “wilderness”? It’s much easier to say what it isn’t than what it is.  It certainly isn’t Central Park. Sometimes it’s tough to acknowledge… Continue reading

Photo courtesy Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Les Palmer: Remember the Exxon Valdez

Author’s note: The Clarion first published this column on Mar. 17, 2009, the 20th anniversary of Alaska’s worst environmental disaster to date. Lest we forget,… Continue reading