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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Making waves
More than 500 public comments on proposed regulation changes to raise boat outboard limits to 50 horsepower and ban the dirtiest class of motors in the Kenai River Special Management Area have flooded the state, but a recent summery of the comments has not revealed the waves of support that some might have expected.

Photo Feature: Cool climb
Spectators watch as racers make their way up a hill at the Kenai Golf Course Saturday during the Kenai Klassic cross-country ski meet.

Union, borough to start contract talks
The Kenai Peninsula Borough’s current three-year labor contract with its union employees expires June 30, and the two sides have begun negotiations on a new contract.

State ups the price of its sand, gravel
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has jacked up the prices for state-owned sand, gravel and rock, and projects on the Kenai Peninsula are going to cost more to build when state supplies are used.

Lawrence ‘Bud’ Snyder
Nikiski resident Lawrence “Bud” Snyder died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, at home. He was 79.

Carita Ulricksen
Lifelong Alaskan and Kasilof resident Carita Ulricksen died Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at Kat’s Elder Care Assisted Living Home in Kasilof. She was 89.

Obits: It’s all about me
Who knew I was so fabulous?

Growing pains are sign of the times in Soldotna
Soldotna is having an identity crisis.

Around the Peninsula
Horton coming to libraryImmunization clinic canceledMonopoly tournaments to be heldCPCS directors to meetIndoor soccer set beginSnowmachine fundraiser set to ride

Leaving home
Willie Mae Bowen sits in an easy chair in the corner of the living room of the cozy log home just off Strawberry Road. She and her husband Jack built the home themselves after they came to the Kenai Peninsula 40 years ago.

Weddings
Cooper, Bonaventure marry in AnchorageEllis, Jorgensen wed in AnchorageHeselius, Fabrow marry in Texas

Appetite for dog training
There’s an old saying, “If you get to thinking you’re important, try telling someone else’s dog what to do.” I experienced 14 years of daily practical application of that adage with Mrs. Poynor’s dog, Philbert. It wasn’t a simple matter of Philbert not liking me. He would have had to actually acknowledge my existence in order for him not to like me. To Phil, I was a nonentity, unworthy of even passing recognition.

Stars, Kards defeat Bartlett
After killing the first penalty of the game with 22 seconds remaining in the opening period, Soldotna coach Aaron Swanson was content taking a tie game into the locker room.

Nikiski girls win their Tip-Off Tournament
The Nikiski girls and the Hutchison boys won the 18th Annual Nikiski Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday.

Sports Briefs
Hakkinen finishes 29th in sprintDaigle takes title at Dimond

Mass starts lead to mad dashes
Not only did Colony senior Ryan Van Gorder win at the Kenai Klassic at the Kenai Nordic Trails on Saturday, but he also was the only one in the lead group still standing after the finish.

Warriors take 2 from Kardinals
For most of the game, Kenai did a respectable job defending Wasilla’s big men, forcing them to miss shots they may have normally made.

Wasilla girls, boys both top SoHi 50-39
The Wasilla girls and boys basketball teams defeated host Soldotna by identical scores of 50-39 on Friday in the Northern Lights Conference openers for both schools.

Heselius, Fabrow marry in Texas
Holly Heselius of Soldotna and Carlos Fabrow Jr. of Dallas were married in an evening ceremony Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at Winfrey Point on White Rock Lake in Texas. Jimmie Pompa, the groom’s uncle, officiated.

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