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Unhinged Alaska: Willie's little dark cloud

...Brazil. Willie thought he had it made.Unfortunately, providence had its own ideas on how events should play out. At first things went fine as the duo cruised out of the harbor and headed west toward one of Turk's favorite set points.W's sinuses...
Pioneer Potluck: About the American and Alaskan Flag

...swirling circles at the top. Two years ago Bob built, with the help of his friends, his cave/shop. and one of the first things after they finished painting the outside, was dig a large hole, fill with cement and put up a tall flag pole, fixing...
Borough mayor looking for health care solutions

...200,000 to form a task force with the mission of lowering borough health care costs.Navarre said that one of the first things he would like the task force to look at is adopting hospital and health care power on a borough-wide basis. Navarre...
Here's the thing: Be a people person for the holidays

...honest, and filled with regret. Like all my articles. So here it goes. Hopefully I'm still invited places.First things first. Caffeinate before going to big gatherings. If you are going to an evening gathering, put ice cubes on your...
Mat-Su officials to meet with feds over $12.3M ferry bill

...Nicholas Spiropoulos said the current Sept. 5 deadline for payment stands in the way of negotiations."One of the first things we're going to address (with FTA) is we need an extension to have a dialogue," Spiropoulos said.If the borough...
Navarre asks citizens to keep an open mind

...the opportunity to reduce taxes, he said."We don't spend every nickel that is budgeted," he said.One of the first things Navarre did when he was elected mayor in 2011 was request $200,000 from the borough assembly for health care. With...
News Skyview High School. Typically following natural disasters criticisms of the way the incident was handled are the first things to come forward. However, with the Funny River Horse Trail wild fire, without exception there has been nothing but...
Soldotna library prepares for opening

...memories that are going to be made here." Nash said setting up the children's area at the new building was one of the first things the staff and volunteers worked to get ready for Monday's soft opening. Workers also separated baby board books...
GOP candidates spar at forum

...phenomenal piece of legislation. "It's my commitment that if elected as your senator, that would be one of the first things I do when I get to D.C. is co-sponsor that bill," he said. Sullivan said he was born and raised a Catholic...
Voices of Alaska: Alaska should embrace educational pluralism

...concept that "one size fits all", that government knows best.As was expressed in the article in the national magazine First Things, we are losing our competitive edge with the rest of the world. We are competing, and losing the race, with countries...


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