Sunday, January 13, 2008

Helping to pick up the pieces
Carmen Hatfield wasn't home when her Beaver Loop house caught fire just three days after Christmas. Hatfield and a girlfriend were looking at new sleds for her 8-year-old son, Jadon; she returned to a burning house.

Assembly discusses climate change
The Kenai Peninsula Borough is now committed to developing a climate change impact plan, following adoption of a resolution at last Tuesday's assembly meeting.

Course not a gimme
Soldotna's first shot toward having a city-owned golf course landed nowhere near the middle of the fairway Wednesday.

Pebble awaiting OK of $100M budget
ANCHORAGE Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. is taking a winter hiatus from core drilling but plans to resume drilling in February, anticipating an overall budget of approximately $100 million for the 2008 season.

David John Chapman
Sterling resident David John Chapman died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 due to injuries sustained in a car accident. He was 43.

Lula Mae Snow
Longtime Kenai Peninsula resident Lula Mae Snow died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 at Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 78.

Gary Guy Coma
Shelton, Wash., resident Gary Guy Coma died, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at the University of Washington hospital. He was 61.

I'll leave my lights on for you
Although it is something many of us do every day and think little about, driving in Alaska during the winter is tough. No further proof is needed than the news footage that is invariably shown when a rare snowstorm hits the South and cars pile up in the ditches.

Taking up a challenge
U.S. Representative Don Young threw down a gauntlet during his recent visit to Kenai, not to his opponents in the upcoming election, but to us, we the people of the state of Alaska.

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'Family tradition' takes skier to Olympics
"Scoop" Kimball cornered him at the pharmacy.

Postcards from the edge
I have been getting some serious static lately from some malcontents grumbling that I've been lax in publishing more columns dealing with e-mails from readers of Unhinged Alaska.

Kenai girls, Eagle River boys win games in final minute
Both Kenai Central boys coach Jim Beeson and Eagle River boys coach Craig Harrison ran simulated end-of-game situations in practice last week.

SoHi girls finish 7th at Lady T-Bird Classic
The Soldotna girls grabbed seventh place at the 23rd annual East High Lady T-Bird Classic on Saturday by defeating Kodiak 43-29.

Brown Bears drop 2 to Tornado
After a three-week break, the visiting Brown Bears dropped a pair of games against the Texas Tornado, a 2-0 blanking on Friday and a 5-1 decision on Saturday.

Nikiski girls retain crown
They say defense wins championships.

Semmens, Mucha take Klassic
As of Friday, Trent Semmens wasn't planning on partaking in the Kenai Klassic.

Delta hockey sweeps Nikiski
Nikiski lost a pair of Greatland Hockey Conference games to visiting Delta Junction on Friday and Saturday at the Jason Peterson Memorial Ice Rink.

Hakkinen finishes 17th in sprint
Kasilof biathlete Jay Hakkinen, with a 10-for-10 performance on the shooting range, finished 17th in the 10-kilometer World Cup sprint on Saturday in Ruhpolding, Germany.

Flensburg, Nelson marry in Nikiski
Miranda Britt Flensburg and Luke Andrew Nelson of Nikiski were married Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at the Nikiski Chevron Recreation Area. Longtime friend of the groom, Lucas Hulien of Kenai, officiated.

Mida, Derleth plan to marry
Robin Ann Mida and David Derleth of Eagle River were engaged Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007.

Bullingtons celebrate 50th anniversary
William Franklin and Maxine Davis Bullington were married Jan. 11, 1958, at the McKinley Tower in Anchorage. Bill flipped his car over on the way to the ceremony.

Whitakers celebrate 50th anniversary
Roger and Gloria Whitaker of Soldotna were married Jan. 11, 1958, in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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