Sunday, February 7, 2010

HEA betting on natural gas for future generation
As Homer Electric Association moves forward in its proposed plan to install a steam turbine at its natural gas-fired plant in Nikiski, and perhaps invest in two gas-fired turbines in Soldotna at some point in the future, the cooperative is making a bet on natural gas.

Kenai man rescued after snowmachine accident
Rescuers spent a chilly Friday night out near Nellie-Juan Lake after weather hampered efforts to fly an injured snowmachiner out from the remote location near Seward. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter hoisted the snowmachiner, 49-year-old Don Feltman of Kenai, late Saturday morning and flew him to Providence Hospital in Anchorage for treatment of suspected back and arm injuries.

Game stealer: Theft won't dampen spirits
If you visited the Duck Inn during the National Football League Conference Championship games two weekends ago, you probably would not have bothered to enter the contest for the TV that owner Scott Rosin claimed to be raffling off.

Lynda Joyce Lengle
Soldotna resident Lynda Joyce Lengle died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 at Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 54.

Gene Michael McLennan
Gene Michael McLennan of Seward died Friday, Jan. 26, 2010 in Anchorage. He was 54.

Have a thought? Feel free to share
The Peninsula Clarion last week made a change in our policy governing online comments, part of our ongoing effort to provide the community we serve with a forum to discuss the issues of the day.

Around the Community
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Around the Peninsula

Mushroomers to meet

Programs offer girls' opportunity to shine
Cinderella got to be the belle of the ball with a wave of a wand from her fairy godmother, but it will take real life helpers for area junior and senior high school girls to step out in style for the upcoming prom season.

Super Bowl
Today is the big day, the day we've been waiting for in eager anticipation for the past year: it is SUPER BOWL SUNDAY! This is the day when the two best professional football teams the country meet to lock in gridiron combat to decide who will reign as champions for a year.

Kenai punches ticket to state tourney
Kenai Central's 2-1 win over Palmer in the North Star Conference tournament semifinals earned the Kards a date with Wasilla in the championship. It punched Kenai's ticket to the state tournament, too. But it will also keep Kenai's 2009 small-schools state championship football team at bay -- at least for a week.

Kenai Central girls notch NLC victory in Homer
The Kenai Central girls basketball team picked up a 61-20 nonconference victory on Friday in Homer.

Wasilla ends Soldotna's season
Soldotna hung with North Star Conference top seed Wasilla for 20 minutes, but the Warriors showed why they're No. 1.

Lynx boys topple SoHi
Last year, it was for a state championship. This year, it was for a measuring stick.

Warriors top Kards for title
After weathering a second-period Kenai Central rally, Wasilla scored a late goal and added three more in the third to claim the North Star Conference title with a 7-1 win on Saturday at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Avs sweep Brown Bears
WASILLA -- For two periods Friday, Josh Benton was an absolute wall for the Kenai River Brown Bears.

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