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Saturday, February 2, 2008

Senior center gets support it can bank on
The Soldotna Senior Center would like to thank First National Bank Alaska for its very generous donation to the center's endowment trust fund. First National Bank Alaska has been a vital partner of the endowment trust fund since its inception 11 years ago.

JA support gives kids a leg up on business
Junior Achievement of the Kenai Peninsula would like to thank our sponsors: Soldotna Safeway, for their contribution and support of JA at the Peninsula Winter Games, AK USA, Wells Fargo, State Farm Insurance, Marathon Oil Co., Tesoro, Harbor Enterprises, FNBA, Peninsula Winter Games, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, NALCO Inc., Agrium, Soldotna Rotary and the Fred Meyer Grant Foundation.

Many make volleyball camp a hit
In December, the Kenai Central High School and Kenai Middle School volleyball coaches offered a camp to area middle school students.

Voters should only vote if they know what they're voting for
When I saw the Verbatim column last week written by the young girl who voted only for women (even if they were communists), I then understood why some people want to raise the legal voting age in this country.

Eagles spread warmth on cold day
We would like to thank the Fraternal Order of Eagles on Cohoe Loop Road. As volunteers of the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race working the crossing at North Cohoe and Sterling Highway. They might be a small lodge but you couldn't tell by the size of their heart. They stayed open 24 hours a day giving the volunteers of the race food, hot coffee and snacks. They even went so far as to deliver these things to us at the crossing where we worked.

State chamber wants economy to grow
What one could term "preaching to the converted," the president of Alaska's chamber of commerce told Kenai business leaders on Wednesday they must band together to find ways to encourage investment in the state.

Looking for a good home
Cameron Carter may be gone, but he's not forgotten, and his loved ones are hoping the same will be true for the two dogs he left behind.

Roads ordinance gets makeover
There is a new wrinkle in the yearlong debate over how to ensure that new subdivision roads are built to borough standards.

Marshals, officers cleared in airport shootout
After more than a year reviewing the Alaska State Trooper report on the March 2006 shooting at the Homer Airport involving U.S. Marshals and Homer Police, U.S. Attorney Jeffery Sullivan announced Thursday that he will not file federal charges against any law enforcement officers involved.

Ebba Anasogak-Wetherelt
Longtime Soldotna resident Ebba Anasogak-Wetherelt died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, from terminal lung cancer at her home. She was 63.

Meetings are great; location could be better
There's a lot to be said about the Kenai River. While most of it is positive, when it's time for the Alaska Board of Fisheries to hold its Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meetings, Kenai Peninsula residents have plenty to argue about.

Iditarod Trail centennial celebration kicks off in Seward
While most people are familiar with the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race that takes place next month, not as many folks may be familiar with the 100-year legacy of the Iditarod National Historic Trail itself, but a celebration this weekend in Seward may be a great way to learn about its rich history while also having a good time.

Trails shaping up nicely for winter recreation
Skiers, snowshoers, dog mushers and snowmachiners will all have recreation options this weekend, as there is plenty of snow on the ground and cool temperatures will be keeping it there for awhile.

Kenai refuge plans fun day to celebrate winter in Alaska
Winter is a challenging time for Alaska animals facing cold temperatures and deep snow. Through a variety of wonderful adaptations, wildlife cope with winter. Furbearers have thick, snow resistant coats. Hare and lynx move easily over snow with large snowshoe-shaped feet. Others escape winter, like bears digging dens and going into dormancy, while voles and shrews use snow as an insulating blanket to shelter under and search for their food.

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Delta, Nikiski set for playoffs
The Nikiski hockey team will go into their Greatland Hockey Conference quarterfinal playoff game tonight against Delta with only eight players.

Kenai boys, SoHi girls get wins
Kenai's Nate Byrd missed four of his first five shots and eight of his final nine attempts in Thursday night's Northern Lights Conference showdown against rival Soldotna.

Brown Bears lose again on road trip
The Kenai River Brown Bears lost to the Texas Tornado 5-2 on Thursday night in North American Hockey League action in Texas.

Start the year by choosing to work for Christ
So, it's the beginning of February and you may be thinking about the New Year, new bills from Christmas, new resolutions for how to make 2008 better than 2007.

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After picking Pats every week this season, there's no reason to stop now
John Madden was oblivious to what was transpiring before him Everybody was, for that matter.

Oilers sign third baseman
The Oilers have announced the signing of third baseman Vince Belnome, a sophomore at West Virginia University. As a true freshman, the 6-foot, 195-pound left-handed hitter batted .355 with 12 doubles, two home runs, 24 RBIs and an on-base percentage of .464. Belnome is majoring in sports management and calls Coatesville, Pa., home.

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