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)

Business news

The Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon on Tuesday at noon at Mykel’s Rstaurnat in Soldotna. A presentation from Nicole… Continue reading

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Johnny Depp in a scene from "Transcendence." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Peter Mountain)

Reeling it in: ‘Transcendence’ something to think about

“Transcendence” Alcon Entertainment 1 hour, 59 minutes   Johnny Depp is so well-known playing over-the-top crazy characters it would only stand to reason the critics… Continue reading

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Johnny Depp in a scene from "Transcendence." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Peter Mountain)

What’s Happening

Best Bet ■ Nikiski High presents “Hello Dolly,” Friday and Saturday and May 2-3 at the Nikiski High Auditorium. Shows start at 7 p.m. and… Continue reading

Poem: When I Grow Up and Become a Veterinarian

When I Grow Up and Become a VeterinarianBy Robert Romig, NikiskiMy mom asked me one day when I was eating my dinner:What will you choose… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: 'Stone Cold' a hot mystery

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Stone Cold’ a hot mystery

Sometimes, you just can’t fit in.You stick out like a sore thumb, totally unable to melt into the crowd. You feel like you have a… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: 'Stone Cold' a hot mystery

Pioneer Potluck: About things in the past

I have had many e-mails and conversations with people who read this column. Most of them I can repeat and some I cannot!   From… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2014
  • By Grannie Annie
  • Food
Colorful, exotic and fantastically edible

Colorful, exotic and fantastically edible

Depending on the season, some tropical fruits, such as mango, kiwifruit and papaya are easily found at the supermarket. But, what about odd-looking, lesser-known fruits… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2014
  • By Sue Ade
  • Food
Colorful, exotic and fantastically edible
Olivia Genevieve Urban

News and Notes

Jarod and Sarah Urban of Anchorage announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Genevieve Urban, at 6:25 a.m. Feb. 26, 2014. She weighed 7 pounds,… Continue reading

Olivia Genevieve Urban

Oh, the places moms go

“Mom, you wouldn’t understand. I’m actually working a real job. I don’t get to just sit at home.” Those were the words of a newly-working,… Continue reading

What’s so good about Good Friday?

For some of us, we don’t fully understand what is so good about Good Friday. The fact that Jesus Christ, the proclaimed Son of God,… Continue reading

Church news

Soldotna Catholic church plans Faith Walk Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church is sponsoring a Faith Walk around town today, Good Friday, beginning at… Continue reading

Photo courtesy Kenai National Wildlife Refuge/Berkley Bedell Join in a special Earth Day Event on Kenai Refuge Wilderness, April 22 (7 PM), at the Kenai Peninsula College.

Refuge Notebook: Kenai Refuge celebrates Wilderness on Earth Day

The first Earth Day began on April 22, 1970 and was the product of local grassroots action to increase environmental awareness and to garner support… Continue reading

Photo courtesy Kenai National Wildlife Refuge/Berkley Bedell Join in a special Earth Day Event on Kenai Refuge Wilderness, April 22 (7 PM), at the Kenai Peninsula College.

Les Palmer: In praise of drift boats

If you’ve never fished from a drift boat, you might want to add it to your bucket list. No one should exit life without having… Continue reading

In this Friday, April 4, 2014 photo, Joe Murdzek scrambles up a snowfield while climbing Mount Adams in the Northern Presidential Range of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Murdzek, 47, of East Hartford, Conn, and three high school friends have made a tradition of getting away on overnight climbing trips as a way to "hit the reset button" from the daily grind. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Stretching winter: Recreationists take to mountains to get winter fix

MOUNT ADAMS, N.H. — Joe Murdzek was leading a group of friends when he encountered a short, steep snowfield about a mile and a half… Continue reading

In this Friday, April 4, 2014 photo, Joe Murdzek scrambles up a snowfield while climbing Mount Adams in the Northern Presidential Range of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Murdzek, 47, of East Hartford, Conn, and three high school friends have made a tradition of getting away on overnight climbing trips as a way to "hit the reset button" from the daily grind. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
This image released by Summit Entertainment shows Kevin Costner, left, and Jennifer Garner in a scene from "Draft Day." (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Dale Robinette)

Reeling it in: ‘Draft Day’ won’t be a top pick

“Draft Day” 1 hour, 49 minutes Summit Entertainment     What if they made a movie all about the day leading up to the Oscar… Continue reading

This image released by Summit Entertainment shows Kevin Costner, left, and Jennifer Garner in a scene from "Draft Day." (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Dale Robinette)