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Sunday, February 4, 2007

Photo feature: Gala gathering
Gov. Sarah Palin thanks students from Sterling Elementary School for singing the Alaska Flag Song and a very special rendition of “I’m a Believer” at the beginning of the Kenai Peninsula Inaugural Ball on Saturday night at the Kenai Mall. The black-tie optional event featured gourmet foods and dancing to music from Bob Ramponi’s Alaska Swing Company.

Subsistence council off to rough start
A meeting of the Kenai Subsistence Subcommittee showed how divisive subsistence issues in the central Kenai Peninsula have become as board members were unable to reach consensus on peninsula fishery proposals.

Airport eatery takes off
Three weeks into the job, the new owners of the Kenai Municipal Airport restaurant are busier than they expected.

Eagle eyes: Trip to Homer is man’s dream come true
On Tuesday, brilliant winter sunshine sparkled on a white-capped Kachemak Bay. Two fishing boats, water spraying across their bows, sailed past the tip of the Homer Spit, headed for the harbor. Eagles sailed in the air, their feathers ruffled by the stiff afternoon breeze.

Vernice Evelyn Springer
Former Ninilchik resident Vernice Evelyn Springer died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev. She was 87.

Myrle Necrason
Former Alaska resident Myrle Necrason died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, at home in Port Orchard, Wash., with her family by her side. She was 92.

T-200 leaves mushers feeling good about their options
So many questions

Pockets can hold life’s treasures, random rubber bands
At a meeting the other night, I reached into my pants pocket for my tissue. One by one, I removed the contents of the pocket, looked at them, and put them back.

Woman’s guide to ice fishing
Some fishing stories are made up, others vary in their telling to adjust for length, ego or funniness. Others stories yearn to be told, over and over and over again, as they are simply the most outrageous stories you know, and unfortunately, they happen to be true.

Around the Peninsula
Skiing fundraiser set‘Souper’ Bowl todayMarriage, family enrichment offeredSwim lessons make a splashGenealogical Society plans eventsGiant pumpkins to be discussedKids get lippySeniors set to singSkyview sets new pool hours

Wildwood prisoners find help putting lives on better paths
After 40 hours of an intensive ministry, participants were asked three questions: In what spiritual condition did you arrive?; What did you find here?; and, What are you taking away with you?

Peninsula Clarion - Pets

Kenai tops Homer to advance to finals
With Kenai’s entire starting front line graduating in June, the Kardinals have three major holes to fill before next season begins.

Sports Briefs
Habermann win at Besh #5

Soldotna notches sweep of Skyview
The Soldotna girls and boys basketball teams swept crosstown rival Skyview in Northern Lights Conference basketball action on Friday at Skyview.

Carver lifts Stars with buzzer-beater
Senior Brook Carver turned the tables on the Kenai Central boys basketball team on Saturday night in Northern Lights Conference action.

Kards take NSC crown
PALMER — Sometimes it only takes a thing or two to be the deciding factor in the game.

Homer, SkyHi win boroughs
The Homer girls turned a bluebird Saturday at the McNeil Canyon trails in Homer into a blue-and-gold Kenai Peninsula Borough cross-country skiing

Simeon Daigle gets upset in finals
Believing he was trailing by one point in the closing moments of the 130-pound state title match, Homer senior Simeon Daigle’s normally aggressive nature took over.

Sports Briefs
Hakkinen finishes 38th in sprint

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