■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon today at Froso's Restaurant in Soldotna. A presentation from the Alaska Department of Transportation on the paving/resurfacing project that will affect the Sterling Highway this summer is planned.
It may seem from my last couple of columns - and from conversations with people I meet, social media posts and every other interaction I have - that I have puppies on the brain.
Actually, it's just one puppy.
Members of the Sterling Judo Club competed this past weekend in Anchorage. Seven juniors brought back eight medals in the March Madness Judo Tournament hosted by the UAA Judo and Ju Jitsu Club Saturday.
Ryan Traxler and Desiree Carrico announce the birth of their daughter, Seraphina Lyn-Lorraine Traxler, at 2:57 p.m. on Feb. 28, 2015. She weighed 7 pounds, 11.3 ounces and measured 20 inches. She joins siblings Eamon and Zairhen Carrico.
If you have been keeping up with local and national news headlines, it has become a rarity to read or hear anything inspirational or encouraging. On the contrary, headline stories are most frequently bad if not downright depressing.