Sunday, January 10, 2010

Police warn of counterfeit bills
The Soldotna Police Department wishes to warn the public that over recent days a growing number of counterfeit $20 bills have been passed to businesses in the Kenai-Soldotna area. Chief John Lucking said that the bills are generally of poor quality and encourages shopkeepers and clerks to carefully scrutinize any $20 bills they might receive in trade. The fake bills have brighter color than real bills, and are made of a poorer quality paper.

Enstar nears deal on natural gas storage
Enstar Natural Gas Co. is in the final stages of negotiations with a TransCanada Corp. subsidiary on an agreement to build a gas storage facility on the Kenai Peninsula.

Photo feature: Corner pocket
Jimmy Starkloff, Netta Watson and Janeece Kummert watch as Morgan Tucker makes her shot at the Kenai Teen Center on Saturday afternoon. The facility offers a variety of activities for youths and is upstairs from the Rec Center.

Agnes Florence Snyder
Soldotna resident Agnes Florence Snyder died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 at Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 79.

Lucy E. Nichols
Longtime Alaska resident Lucy E. Nichols died suddenly on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at her home in Kasilof. She was 73.

Garry Forrest Daniels
Idaho Falls, Idaho resident Garry Forrest Daniels died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at his home with his wife and daughter at his side. He was 67.

Where do we go from here? Forum should answer that question
The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, the Kenai Peninsula Tourism and Marketing Council and the Kenai chapter of the Alaska Industry Support Alliance will host an economic forum this week.

Around the Peninsula

Governor to visit Kenai

Community News
Food bank seek items

Be it resolved
Who has not made at least a short list of resolutions, only to see them dissolve? We all have good intentions: get fit, quit smoking, keep my office clean, get organized and so forth. Four years ago, after years of feeling noble for the first 14 days of a new year and 50 weeks of feeling like an abject failure, I resolved to make no more resolutions. I did just fine with that one ... up until two weeks ago.

Starry, starry nights
The starry sky is now at its best with the most prominent stars being well placed high in the south: blue Rigel and red Betelgeuse in Orion, Sirius beneath it, Procyon to its left, Pollux and Castor higher up, Capella almost in the Zenith, and Aldebaran and the Pleiades completing the splendor.

Seward girls top Bulldogs: Nikiski boys earn split
Seward's 47-33 win over Nikiski Friday was more than just a good start to its Southcentral Conference schedule. The girls basketball team hasn't defeated the Bulldogs in recent memory, sweetening the victory that much more.

Kards sweep Mariners: Girls pull away early, boys pull away late in NLC victories
The Kenai Central girls and boys basketball teams defeated visiting Homer on Friday in Northern Lights Conference action.

Lynx sweep Stars, Kards
The Dimond Lynx threw 50 pucks on net on their way to a 5-0 victory over Kenai Central on Saturday at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Barnwell, Semmens ski to wins
The Kenai Central boys and Soldotna girls won the Seward Invitational on Saturday.

Heritage boys nip Soldotna
Host Heritage Christian defeated Soldotna's boys 54-40 in the de facto championship game of the round-robin tournament on Saturday.

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