Monday, January 9, 2006

AWG sports manager resigns
The Arctic Winter Games announced Thursday that Sports Manager Chris Hayes has resigned due to health concerns.

Stevens lends hand to help fund Games
The financial outlook for the Arctic Winter Games, which appeared bleak less than two months ago upon the announcement of a nearly $800,000 projected shortfall, is looking better this week, due in large part to the efforts of Sen. Ted Stevens.

Locked-up lands is the issue in ANWR
The recent letter commenting on the method of forcing ANWR through shows just how brainwashed many voters are by our no-open media. The seizing of lands within Alaska and their being locked up from development is straight up unconstitutional. Their being held hostage by a hostile environmental coalition is a disgrace to the basic principles set up to govern this great nation. The clear statement within our constitution concerning just what lands or any lands that may be controlled by the national government within individual states has been ignored and usurped. Stating it’s sleazy to use any method available to access these resources is as phony as the way they were locked up.

Wiretapping is the real crime
With regards to the letter printed on Jan. 2 about the NY Times printing news about the warrentless wire taps and someone calling that treason, what about the fact that the actual act of doing the wire taps was illegal. That is the treasonous part of the story.

Kenai complex would necessitate new infrastructure
To assure Kenai gets the best use of its land, city administrators are carefully reviewing plans for the proposed development of a senior assisted-living facility and a Frontier Community Services administration building on a 77-acre parcel near the Mommsen Subdivision.

Stevens lends hand to help fund Games
The financial outlook for the Arctic Winter Games, which appeared bleak less than two months ago upon the announcement of a nearly $800,000 projected shortfall, is looking better this week, due in large part to the efforts of Sen. Ted Stevens.

Photo feature: Home for the holidays

Kenai Landing hit with lawsuit
Fisherman and seafood distributors filing a lawsuit against Kenai Landing claim it failed to fulfill a contract that obligated it to process their fish within the requirements of the Kenai Wild Brand. Alaska Salmon Purchasers Inc., Beijing United Johnson Technology and Trade, Carl Waggoner, Merrill McGahan, Myron McGahan, Merrill Maize McGahan and Alaska Wild Distributors have filed for breach of contract.

Sales tax hike may come up again
When 54 percent of voters determined last fall that the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s decision to increase the sales tax from 2 percent to 3 percent had been a bad idea, they might have assumed the election ended any debate.

City to get scanner to help reunite lost pets with owners
Pet owners who have lost a dog or cat within the city of Soldotna may soon have increased odds of being reunited with their furry friends.

Cemetery deal not yet at rest
An ordinance authorizing conveyance of 10 acres of borough land to the city of Soldotna at a cost of $1 for development of a cemetery has proved a controversial piece of legislation.

AWG sports manager resigns
The Arctic Winter Games announced Thursday that Sports Manager Chris Hayes has resigned due to health concerns.

Vehicles face risk from falling ash
Should Augustine erupt, falling ash won’t create too many problems for vehicles without moving parts, but for all those cars and trucks out there with belts, fans or anything else that moves, ash will do damage.

James O. Campbell
Prominent Alaskan James O. Campbell died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, in Anchorage. He was 73.

David Trenton
Nikiski resident and Alaska Native David Trenton died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 66.

Stanley Meacham Engle
Longtime Homer resident Stanley Meacham Engle died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, from cancer at his home. He was 78.

Vic William ‘Bill’ Haviland
Vic William “Bill” Haviland of Circle, Mon., died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at the Glendive Medical Center in Montana. He was 62.

Linda P. Evans
Nanwalek resident and Alaska Native Linda P. Evans died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at home in Nanwalek. She was 44.

Mowing beats shoveling — so bring on global warming
Don’t tell me there’s no such thing as global warming. My lawn is green. Another few days of this heat wave and I’ll be firing up the mower.

Young voices need to be heard, as well
Modern technology has made it rather easy for anyone to get information by simply turning on the TV, radio or computer.

Births
Blake Noble Pennington

A new year, a new list of resolutions
Like many of you, I’m making a few personal resolutions for 2006. I’m famous for making these lists with the best of intentions, and then sometime around March, I conveniently forget where I put the list.

Peninsula People
Keating graduates from police academy McBride graduates from TSU Williamson graduates from seafarer’s program Soldotna Elks table tennis results Swim Team mom wins 2006 Ford Explorer Food Bank receives grant Community group seeking members

Community Schools
The followi·g is a list of Homer Commu·ity Schools classes a·d activities begi··i·g this week. It is pri·ted as a remi·der to preregistered participa·ts. For more i·formatio·, call (907) 235-6090.

PENGUIN PLOT?
Penguins have long been regarded as the poster child for all things considered cute and cuddly. With their well-groomed tuxedo appearance, impish waddle and perpetual smiles, they have wheedled their way into the affections of people worldwide.

Mahan, Priest marry at Alyeska
Marie April Mahan and Lance James Priest of Anchorage were married July 30, 2005 at the Alyeska Prince Hotel in Girdwood. Chaplain Schlosser officiated.

Around the Peninsula
Nikiski senior board to meet PFLAG to meet Tuesday Red Cross schedules first-aid classes MS group plans meeting Puppet show set to storm the state Chamber to present community awards Guardianship workshop slated

Drake, Houtz plan June nuptials
Esther Darlene Drake of Shelburn, Ind., and Micah Livingston Houtz announce their plans to marry in June.

My best friend

Ninilchik boys win Classic
Minus last year’s head coach and two graduated starters, the Bristol Bay girls basketball team showed it will be a force to be reckoned with again this season by winning the 15th annual Cook Inlet Classic at Cook Inlet Academy.

Homer hockey team cruises past Palmer
Homer picked up a North Star Conference victory over Palmer Friday in Homer.

Barrow ’ballers rule area
The Barrow Whalers snuck by the Nikiski Bulldogs 42-40 Saturday in the championship game of the 2006 Peninsula Challenge at Skyview High School.

Barrow, Kodiak advance to championship
Barrow and Kodiak advanced to the championship game of the Subway Tipoff Classic with victories Friday at Soldotna High School.

Kenai hockey rings in new year by beating Service
The Kenai Central High School hockey team started the new year off in a big way, notching a 3-2 win over Service High School Friday at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Nikiski, Barrow girls move to finals
The Nikiski and Barrow girls basketball teams advanced to the finals of the Peninsula Challenge with victories Friday at Skyview High School.

South owns Spruill event
The Kenai Central High School wrestling team would have made Luke Spruill proud.

Boys topple Kodiak in overtime for title
The Barrow High School boys basketball team won a thriller Saturday, defeating Kodiak 66-65 in overtime to take the tournament title at the Subway SoHi Tipoff at Soldotna High School.

School Briefs
Connections Cook Inlet Academy IDEA Kalifornsky Beach Elementary Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Sciences Kenai Central High Kenai Montessori Toddler House Kenai Montessori School Kenaitze Cuya Qyut’anen Head Start Kenai Middle Mountain View Elementary Nikiski Middle-High Redoubt Elementary Sears Elementary Soldotna Middle Soldotna High Soldotna Elementary Soldotna Montessori Charter School Sterling Elementary Sterling Head Start Students of the Month

Campus student union embraces concept of ‘University as a Public Square’
The Kenai River Campus Student Union is embracing the concept outline of the “University as a Public Square” that was initiated by UAA Chancellor Elaine Maimon.

Senior Activities
Homer Kenai Nikiski Ninilchik Soldotna Sterling

Senior Menus
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