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Time for maturity in advertising

...for the many kids who are out there studying journalism, or starting to read the news, and all they see and hear (on the radio and television) are people who are supposed to be adults, acting like children in grammar school? Don't vote for...
Residents prepare to leave as Funny River fire grows swiftly

...she cannot help be fearful of what could happen. "I hear people joking about homes burning in the Funny River fire on the radio," she said. "I don't think it's funny. We are living this. It's pretty terrifying." Since Tuesday morning...
Oilers roar back to life on offense, snap 2-game skid

The Peninsula Oilers defeated the Anchorage Glacier Pilots 8-3 on Saturday at Mulcahy Field in Anchorage to snap a two-game losing streak.
A prayer of thanks for wildland firefighters

Firefighter take a knee! On the ground, in the truck, in the air tanker of chopper, in the office on the radio or phone, whatever you do to fight the Funny River Horse Trail fire, we here in Alaska wish to extend our hands toward you for...
What others say: 'Alaska Agreement' good theory, flawed practice

...would likely see little difference in the volume or tone of the ads they see and hear in the newspaper, online, and on the radio and TV airwaves.Furthermore, the agreement makes no mention of candidates in the race other than Sullivan and Begich...
Oilers shut out Seals to take opening series

The Peninsula Oilers defeated the San Francisco Seals 3-0 on Wednesday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai to take the season-opening series 3-1.
Oilers improve to 2-0 by stopping Seals

The Peninsula Oilers improved to 2-0 with a 6-3, nonleague victory over the San Francisco Seals on Monday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. Peninsula, which hosts the Seals (4-6 overall) again at 7 p.m.
Push for smoke-free workplaces appreciated

Thank you to Mayor Pat Porter for her support of Alaska Smoke-free Workplaces in your paper and on the radio. I agree with her that all employees deserve to breathe healthy air. And thank you to Senator Micciche and Representative Lindsey...
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 guess I should devote a column to them. "Here he goes again," I can hear you saying.
Leaving Funny River

With just a few minutes notice, families in Funny River were evacuated Sunday afternoon as firefighters fought to contain the 156,041 acre wildfire that lit several hot spots inside of a fire break between the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and more than 1,000 residents. As flames encroached, the reaction was quick but chaotic as state forestry firefighters told Central Emergency Services firefighters that an evacuation was necessary and the information was relayed faster than the order could be clarified


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