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Sunday, February 5, 2006

Mayor seeks $500,000 for Games
Borough Mayor John Williams has asked the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly for $500,000 to help meet a projected financial shortfall faced by the Arctic Winter Games Host Society.

Central peninsula welcomes back soldiers returning from Iraq duty
It was hard to find a parking space anywhere near the Kenai Armory at 2 p.m. Saturday. The armory’s lot was full, and the line of cars on North Forest Road stretched west from the Kenai Spur Highway for nearly a half mile.

Beached tanker pulled to sea
An oil tanker that broke loose of its moorings, spilled two barrels of fuel into Cook Inlet and then grounded early Thursday morning was safely tugged and nudged back into the water Friday morning without further incident.

Mayor seeks $500,000 for Games
Borough Mayor John Williams has asked the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly for $500,000 to help meet a projected financial shortfall faced by the Arctic Winter Games Host Society.

Kenai house fire displaces family
A mother and her three children escaped a fire that sent flames roaring through the upper level of their single-family home in Kenai on Thursday night.

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

Esther B. Tyler Peteet
Longtime Soldotna and Kenai resident Esther B. Tyler Peteet died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, in Soldotna. She was 101.

Support should go beyond 1 event
Welcome home.

Around the Peninsula
Clarion looking for love Seniors cooking up buffet Photo guild to meet Art donations to be part of auction Peninsula fair quilters square off Peninsula fair seeks members Safety Day presenters sought Auditions to be held

February stars abound
I, the “Sky Guy,” the great astronomer, have to admit that I have not used my telescope in more than a month. Between school starting, the many cloudy evenings, the hassle of assembling the telescope in a cramped garage versus keeping it safe from our 1-year-old son, and our sub-zero temperatures, it just wasn’t feasible. I’ll get better at it, though, as I have scheduled some astronomy evenings for one of my classes during February. If you’d like to join, send me an e-mail or call me.

Super Bowl MVP party takes wings
This Sunday’s Super Bowl party demands two pieces of kitchen equipment — a slow cooker and a deep fryer.

Peninsula soldiers settling back into the lives they left when deployed to Iraq
Ken Felchle remembers the meaningful visit before he and six other National Guardsmen from the Kenai Peninsula began to deploy for Iraq.

My best friend
These curious Burmese cats, Cocoa and Shadow, belong to Dianna Wise of Soldotna. If they can find a way to be mischievous, they do, and keep their family laughing with all their high jinks.

Nikiski girls topple Heritage Christian
The Nikiski Bulldogs girls picked up a 60-26 Southcentral Conference victory against the Heritage Christian Eagles Saturday in Anchorage. Sarah Herrin pumped in a game-high 20 points, Hannah Thompson added 18 points, and Sasha Auldridge pitched in 12 points in the win. Nikiski didn’t allow the Eagles to score in double figures in any quarter.

Michaela becomes first girl in U.S. to win prep title; Eli is only wrestler to finish perfect in Alaska
Michaela Hutchison, Skyview, 1. Aaron Boss, Colony, 0.

Wasilla tops Colony for title in triple OT
For the first time since 1996, there will not be a team from the Kenai Peninsula in the Class 4A state hockey tournament.

Skyview boys, Kenai girls take borough ski crowns
With some of the top skiers participating in the Besh Cup in Fairbanks, the trails opened up for others Saturday during the Kenai Peninsula Borough Ski Tournament at Nikiski High School.

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