Monday, January 30, 2006

Fire leaves family out cold
A mother and her two young children escaped a mobile home fire with only the clothes on their backs and then watched the flames consume their home as they stood in sub-zero temperatures Thursday afternoon.

Hendricks repeats T-200 win
Two Rivers musher Jessica Hendricks made it two in a row by crossing the finish line first again this year in the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race on Sunday.

Fire destroys mobile home off Echo Lake
A fire destroyed a mobile home off Echo Lake Road at 3:14 p.m. Tuesday. A passing motorist called 911 reporting the fire located on Lakeside Avenue, just off Granny and Echo Lake Road.

Cemetery not dead yet
Amid hushed tones from city officials and council members, the idea of a Soldotna city cemetery appeared anything but dead during the city council meeting Wednesday night.

Peninsula Games fun way to warm up
Despite frostbite-friendly midday temperatures hovering around 5 degrees, the Soldotna Sports Center’s parking lot was buzzing with arctic activity Saturday.

Hendricks, King, Osmar, Hanes are mushers to beat
In New York City they’ve got cabs, in Fort Worth they’ve got horses and in San Francisco they’ve got trolleys. In Kasilof they’ve got dog teams.

Grants help Kenai library advance healthy project
Through a series of monthly workshops, additions to its Web site and the purchase of resources and equipment, the Kenai Community Library hopes to allow community members to be more proactive in protecting their own health.

Cold stops Agrium production
Agrium production shut down this week, but not due to some long, drawn-out contract dispute over its supply of natural gas.

Pebble site looks richer
Recent assessments of deposits just east of the main Pebble Mine project northwest of Iliamna have confirmed the presence of another world-class metals porphyry, Canada-based Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. reported in a press release.

Ida Mae Trujillo
Longtime Kasilof resident Ida Mae Trujillo died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, in Soldotna. She was 74.

Esther Marie Taylor
Longtime Ninilchik resident Esther Marie Taylor died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at Central Peninsula General Hospital. She was 81.

Mary Christine ‘Chris’ Soares
Longtime Kenai resident Mary Christine “Chris” Soares died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at home surrounded by her family, following an 18-month battle with lymphoma. She was 67.

Bruce Hawkins
Hereford, Ariz. resident Bruce Hawkins died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at his home with family at his side. He was 71.

Dorothy Edith Psick
Alaska Native and Orlando, Fla., resident Dorothy Edith Psick died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006. She was 79.

‘Elegante’ and other lies:Family suffers through mom’s attempts to serve healthy meals on a budget
When my husband and I were first married he was up front about several facts — he would not eat leftovers and no matter how poor we got and he would never under any circumstances eat tater tot pie.

Around the Peninsula
Stepfamily issues to be discussed Troops’ return cause for celebration Wine tasting, auction slated Photo guild to meet Art donations to be part of auction Showin’ Off the Kids applications available

Births
· Misty and Richard Cole of Kenai announce the birth of their son, Gabriel Michael Cole, at 8:24 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2005 at Central Peninsula General Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 13.5 ounces and measured 19. 5 inches.

Peninsula People
Native youth shine Area students makes dean’s list Keller receives scholarship Stevens joins Air Force Mishler soars with Eagles Fucci returns from Iraq PWG table tennis results

Rockin’ in the Restroom
Most music fans just listen to music and take in the occasional concert. A few more read about it. More than a few dance with reckless abandon when no one is watching; some sing in the shower or into a hairbrush moonlighting as a microphone.

Senior Activities
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Photo feature: Riding tall

Photo feature: Chilly champions

Around the Peninsula
Parenting classes continue Wallyball tourney registration looms Disaster team meeting slated Public schools to be discussed Winter ball set to groove Women’s ski races Sunday Team will work for uniforms

Laying down the laws for dads
LUBBOCK, Texas — Finding or creating time to spend with their children is the largest problem faced by fathers in the U.S. today, said a parenting expert who spoke during the 10th annual Building Strong Families: Tools for Success Conference.

My best friend
Nubby Bubby had a long day and didn’t want his picture taken. The camera-shy cat belongs to Karl and Nancy Pulliam of Ninilchik.

SoHi skaters get past Kardinals
Soldotna’s Holly Perkins scored a pair of goals and the Stars closed out the North Star Conference regular season with a 3-2 win over Kenai Saturday at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Nikiski girls notch pair of conference wins
The Nikiski High School girls basketball team won a pair of Southcentral Conference games over the weekend, defeating Houston on Friday and Anchorage Christian Schools Saturday.

Colony boys, Homer girls take SoHi Invite
Panther pride is beginning to take shape and even get a little growl going on the slopes and valleys of Tsalteshi Trails.

Skyview girls topple Homer
The Skyview High School girls basketball team put together its best team effort of the season Saturday to beat Homer 53-49 in a Northern Lights Conference game at Skyview.

Nikolaevsk boys take Warrior Rumble
The Nikolaevsk boys and the Ninilchik junior varsity girls won the ConocoPhillips Warrior Rumble Friday and Saturday in Ninilchik.

Kenai skaters top Skyview in OT
Jed McGlasson tied the game in the third period and scored the game winner in overtime as the Kenai Central High School hockey team defeated Skyview 2-1 in a dandy of a North Star Conference game Friday at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Wasilla takes NLC crown
The Northern Lights Conference wrestling tournament featured some unexpected and some expected triumphs for area wrestlers Saturday at Palmer High School.

Sports Briefs
A number of area wrestlers qualified for state Friday and Saturday at the Northern Lights Conference wrestling tournament at Palmer High School.

Stars can’t outshine Knights in hoops
Too many turnovers did in the Soldotna girls and boys basketball teams Friday night in Northern Lights Conference action against visiting Colony.

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