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Special Olympic bowlers have been honing their skills over the last two months in preparation for the tournament now underway at the Alaska Lanes in Kenai. Tina Strayhorn is a Special Olympic bowling coach in the local area and explained the sequence of training for the tournament, “We started bow...

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 8:00am

From the “Field of Dreams” movie came the saying “If you build it they will come!” Bob Hammer had a dream of a Kenai Peninsula Construction Academy (KCA) because they came to him and wanted to learn a trade skill that could get them a job. So Hammer and others taught them how to build while ...

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 8:00am

New entrepreneur Debbie Morris of D&M Sweet Designs recently purchased the Candy Bouquet franchise and has moved in with Kim Mariman, owner of Tammy’s Flowers and Gifts in Soldotna. “I love the floral business and this is very similar with color mixtures and artistic design and the uniquenes...

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 8:00am

The Joint Commission recently named Central Peninsula Hospital (CPH) for the second year in a row as one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures for Surgical and Pneumonia Care. The Joint Commission is the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.  CPH is the ...

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 10:42am

A towering beacon that has become a Peninsula landmark and guided many pilots home during bad weather has transmitted its last radio signal. On Monday, October 1st, the 278 foot radio tower fell perfectly into a mass of tangled iron where it had stood since 1972 just off Kalifornsky Beach Rd. at the...

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 10:33am

If you get nostalgic for the time when you and your dad could fix it with a screwdriver and a wrench and no one needed a computer test to tell the mechanic what was wrong; meet Rob Van Hook the new owner of Peninsula Small Engine Repair off of K-Beach on Frontage Rd. in-between Penninsula Auto Salva...

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 10:29am

With snow flakes showing amongst heavy rain on the Kenai Peninsula the day before the scheduled 3rd Annual Bike, Skate, & Scoot Challenge at Soldotna Skate Park many believed this year’s event might have to be postponed. But as darkness fell a harvest moon shown through the clouds and by morni...

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 10:26am

While encouraging news from the Cook Inlet was presented last week by Hilcorp Alaska executives at the Kenai Chapter of the Alaska Support Industry Alliance meeting, at a joint Kenai/Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon the Alaska Oil & Gas Assoc. (AOGA) the sounds of gloom were echoed by execu...

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 2:03pm

About a year ago retired orthopedic surgeon Dr. Byron McCord returned from Malawi, Africa as a U.N. volunteer where he was one of only two orthopedic surgeons in the country. At a luncheon program Dr. McCord told the Soldotna Rotary Club of his work there and the increasing numbers of broken limbs d...

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 1:59pm

“Only in America!” says Korean War veteran Herb Stettler as he expresses appreciation for his new home in Kasilof. Stettler has lived on the Kenai Peninsula since 1968, working as crab fisherman in Seldovia, a lumber jack in Jakilof Bay and then a driver for the Kenai Senior Center for some 15 y...

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 1:53pm


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