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Plane crash kills 2

Plane crash kills 2

nvestigators are trying to discover the cause of a plane crash Saturday night in Kasilof that killed two local men.
Pilot Brian, 69, and 57-year-old Peter Lahndt, both of Kasilof, died when Nolan’s Cessna 180 crashed into a stand of trees about 150 feet from Cohoe Loop Road, just inland from the bluff over Cook Inlet near the mouth of the Kasilof River. The plane immediately burst into flames. The crash was not survivable, according to an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board.
The plane went down around …

August 26, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Props to decide crime, fire, taxation issues

Props to decide crime, fire, taxation issues

2015’s Ballot propositions aim to solve key Kenai Peninsula problems in drug crimes and wildfire response, along with generating service revenue from oil companies doing business in nearby Cook Inlet waters and limiting cities’ taxation powers.
Prop 1 raises the long-controversial sales tax question on non-prepared foods. If voters approve the proposition, cities such as Homer and Soldotna will not be able to collect tax on food during the October-June season. Homer already does not, while Soldotna tags on the tax year-round.

August 26, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Kenai Peninsula Fair logs another successful year

Kenai Peninsula Fair logs another successful year

A heavy dose of sunshine merely gilded the full slate of fun offerings at the Kenai Peninsula Fair over the weekend.
Music is a draw of the fair, and though there were bands playing all weekend long, it was the atmosphere that brought the listeners to Ninilchik, in keeping with this year’s theme, “Country Nights and Carnival Lights.”

August 26, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Assembly candidate says his age offers fresh perpective

Assembly candidate says his age offers fresh perpective

Dawson Slaughter, candidate for Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s south peninsula seat, brings up his age right away. At 24, he knows many voters will be questioning how much he knows about the Kenai Peninsula Borough.
“There are a lot of things I don’t know,” he said. “You can’t expect a 24-year-old to have all the answers.”
But he’s a good listener, he said, and has be interested in politics since he was 18. He got involved with the campaign of friend John Cox, a Republican candidate who ran …

August 25, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Arts Briefs – Aug. 19

Arts Briefs – Aug. 19

Wainwright to play Mariner Theatre

Rufus Wainwright

Musician Rufus Wainwright will perform 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Homer High School Mariner Theatre.
A New-York born, Montreal-raised singer/songwriter, Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation.
The New York Times praises him for his “genuine originality,” and he has released seven studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums, including a Grammy-nominated tribute to Judy Garland entitled, “Rufus Does …

August 18, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Sklyanskaya to play Bunnell

Sklyanskaya to play Bunnell

Olga Sklyanskaya

Bunnell Street Arts Center presents Olga Sklyanskaya in concert, playing the French Suite in G Major by J.S. Bach, 10 lyric pieces by E. Grieg and Images, Book I by C. Debussy on piano.
Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Sklyanskaya started playing the piano at the age of six. In 1995 she has moved to Chicago with her family, where she received her performance certificate, master of music and bachelor of music in piano performance from DePaul University …

August 18, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Plane crash kills 2

Plane crash kills 2

nvestigators are trying to discover the cause of a plane crash Saturday night in Kasilof that killed two local men.
Pilot Brian, 69, and 57-year-old Peter Lahndt, both of Kasilof, died when Nolan’s Cessna 180 crashed into a stand of trees about 150 feet from Cohoe Loop Road, just inland from the bluff over Cook Inlet near the mouth of the Kasilof River. The plane immediately burst into flames. The crash was not survivable, according to an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board.
The plane went down around …

August 26, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Props to decide crime, fire, taxation issues

Props to decide crime, fire, taxation issues

2015’s Ballot propositions aim to solve key Kenai Peninsula problems in drug crimes and wildfire response, along with generating service revenue from oil companies doing business in nearby Cook Inlet waters and limiting cities’ taxation powers.
Prop 1 raises the long-controversial sales tax question on non-prepared foods. If voters approve the proposition, cities such as Homer and Soldotna will not be able to collect tax on food during the October-June season. Homer already does not, while Soldotna tags on the tax year-round.

August 26, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Kenai Peninsula Fair logs another successful year

Kenai Peninsula Fair logs another successful year

A heavy dose of sunshine merely gilded the full slate of fun offerings at the Kenai Peninsula Fair over the weekend.
Music is a draw of the fair, and though there were bands playing all weekend long, it was the atmosphere that brought the listeners to Ninilchik, in keeping with this year’s theme, “Country Nights and Carnival Lights.”

August 26, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Assembly candidate says his age offers fresh perpective

Assembly candidate says his age offers fresh perpective

Dawson Slaughter, candidate for Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s south peninsula seat, brings up his age right away. At 24, he knows many voters will be questioning how much he knows about the Kenai Peninsula Borough.
“There are a lot of things I don’t know,” he said. “You can’t expect a 24-year-old to have all the answers.”
But he’s a good listener, he said, and has be interested in politics since he was 18. He got involved with the campaign of friend John Cox, a Republican candidate who ran …

August 25, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Hunting 2015: Ready, set, wait to start

Hunting 2015: Ready, set, wait to start

Before hunters set their sights on the upcoming season, they should direct their eyes to hunting regulations, because some have changed this year.
First and foremost, the season dates have changed. Instead of the general season running from Aug. 20 to Sept. 20, the general season now opens Sept. 1 and closes Sept. 25. The archery-only general season in Game Management Units 15A and 15B also is later this year, from Aug. 22 to 29.
But the requirement for legal bulls remains the same for the general moose hunt …

August 25, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

You look a little sick — you should go fishing

You look a little sick — you should go fishing

Look around. No one even knows you’re here. Half the people in your office don’t even know your name, and the ones who do thought you retired last year. Now look out the window. See the sunshine? See the heat radiating off your car? That, my friend, is the call of the salmon.
If you listen very carefully, and try really, really hard to block out the ozone hum of the overhead fluorescent lights, you can almost hear the little Chinooks calling to you from the Fishing Hole.
Think …

June 16, 2015 | Comments Off | Read More »

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