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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Chief of staff steps down: Carey 'regretfully' accepts Chumley's resignation
Hugh Chumley, the Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor's chief of staff, has resigned, becoming the second senior official in a week to quit Mayor Dave Carey's administration.

Off to the races: Getting to the start line half the challenge of T-200
No musher wants to go backward.

Tax tweaks worth $550 million to industry
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell is proposing to boost the state's tax credits for oil and natural gas producers by up to $550 million, an initiative that will bring the contentious oil tax issue to the front burner for state legislators.

Jay J. Hite
Sammamish, Wash. resident Jay J. Hite died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 in Bellevue, Wash. He was 50.

Robert Bud Johnson
Robert Bud Johnson died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 in Redford, Texas. He was 50.

Getting back to all the state's business
We heard something refreshing in Gov. Sean Parnell's State of the State address last week.

Community News
Hazardous waste disposal dates set

Soldotna Community Schools
The following is a list of classes with the Soldotna Community Schools. Classes run from Monday through Saturday. For more information, call Carmen Triana at 262-3151, Ext. 24.

Around the Peninsula

NPRSA board meeting set

January gmail house cleaning
Now that January has rolled around, it's once again time to clean out some stuff from the old g-mail inbox and answer highly screened questions that have been gathering cyber dust for a few months.

SkyHi boys, Homer girls win Invite: Soldotna's Harbison, Seward's Allison Barnwell win six-kilometer races
Seven Skyview cross-country skiers finished in the top 25 to give the boys team a win at the Skyview Invite on Friday at Tsalteshi Trails.

Seldovia girls topple Bulldogs
It doesn't matter how many students you've got in school when one of them is a freshman like Sarah Geagel.

Kenai girls take tourney
Kenai Central's girls basketball team cruised to a 52-28 win over Cordova to claim the Cordova Tip Off tournament championship on Saturday. Kenai went 3-0 in the round-robin tourney.

Avalanche sweep Brown Bears
The Alaska Avalanche of Wasilla scored two goals less than two minutes apart midway through the first period en route to a 5-1 win over the Kenai River Brown Bears in North American Hockey League action Saturday at the Soldotna Sports Center. With an 8-3 win Friday, the third-place NAHL West Division Avs (19-12-6) swept the two-game series with the fourth-place Brown Bears (10-28-2).

Hutchinson, Struck to marry
Samanth Hutchinson of Soldotna and Craig Struck of North Bend, Ore., plan to marry June 25, 2011, at the home of Harvey and Nita Douthit, in Soldotna.

Hamilton, Cooper marry
AnnDee Hamilton and Adam Cooper were married Aug. 5, 2009, in a garden ceremony in Kauai, Hawaii.

Waldrip, Moore tie the knot
Ashley Waldrip of Soldotna and Patrick Moore of Palmer were married in an afternoon ceremony Aug. 22, 2009, at the home of the groom's parents. Father of the groom Joseph Moore officiated.

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