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

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