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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Kenai to partner with Russian city, approves setnet site lease, honors firefighters
The Kenai City Council on Wednesday stopped short of approving a supplement to the Kenai Municipal Airport master plan.

Revenue sharing, emergency help among Tri-Borough meeting topics
Mayors of the three Southcentral boroughs got together in Soldotna on Friday to formulate plans for addressing health and safety issues affecting their constituencies and to develop a strategy for getting tax relief from the state.

Activity teaches stewardship
Elementary school students from across the peninsula got a fishy lesson in how to keep warm Friday afternoon.

Witnesses support Hester’s claims of being abused
Kasilof residents and family members testifying in the murder trial of a Kasilof woman on Friday described the defendant’s relationship with her deceased boyfriend as loving but riddled with possessiveness and abuse.

Mattie Johnson
Soldotna resident and Alaska Native Mattie Johnson died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. She was 78.

David L. Graham
Longtime Kasilof resident David L. Graham died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006 from pancreatic cancer at his home. He was 56.

Ben Tax
Kasilof resident Ben Tax died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. He was 78.

Maligned flight was no ordinary display of piloting skills
Things aren’t always what they appear to be.

Will pot bill go up in smoke?
If ever there was a piece of legislation that everyone could get behind, House Bill 149 is it —well, almost.

Gladden, Keith cruise on to marriage
Krystal Gladden and Joseph Keith of Nikiski plan to be married Tuesday, Aug. 1 while on a cruise with their families.

From Ice comes Art

Around the Peninsula
Foster care, adoption orientation slated SoHi after-grad meeting set Used book sale scheduled Special education rights to be discussed Kids’ craft fair set

My best friend
  Jan Johnson’s granddaughter was staying with her in Kasilof for a weekend and her 8-week-old puppy, Darby, was trying his best to make friends with her. Caitlin, 5, of Soldotna, had not been around dogs much, but apparently warmed up very quickly.

Bartlett boys down Skyview cagers
The Skyview High School boys basketball team dropped a nonconference game to Bartlett Saturday in Soldotna.

Kenai hockey suffers losses to Palmer, Colony
PALMER — It’s shaping up to be the most interesting final stretch hockey teams in the North Star Conference have seen in years.

Glennallen hockey sweeps Bulldogs
The Nikiski Bulldogs hockey team endured two frustrating games this weekend at Jason Peterson Memorial Ice Rink in Nikiski.

Skyview takes own Invite
With the Northern Lights Conference tournament just a week away, the Skyview High School wrestling team made sure it got in plenty of matches this weekend, hosting seven other teams for a day of dual meets at the Skyview Invitational Saturday.

Cold stalls K-300
Mushers may be used to facing wily weather head on, but not even Iditarod veterans were willing to risk the lives and limbs of their dog teams by running into winds chilling the mercury to minus 60 degrees at the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race in Bethel.

Nikiski girls topple Kards
There were no blowouts Friday night at Nikiski High School as the Bulldogs met nonconference rival Kenai Central.

Sports Briefs
Hakkinen takes 15th in World Cup Area skiers compete in Besh Cup

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