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Monday, February 7, 2011

End-users among Pebble foes
Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series looking into the rhetoric and the realities of both sides of the Pebble mine debate. Part 1 ran in the Jan. 30 issue.

Yes, She Can: Central Peninsula women turn out in costume for the annual ski event held on Super Bowl Sunday
As the last classic skier from a pack of hippies, pigs and other creatures took off up the hill behind Skyview High School late Sunday morning, peppy music blasted from nearby speakers and a voice behind her cried out, "That's the way, uh-huh, uh-huh, I like it."

Ranks of Alaska female legislators grow
JUNEAU (AP) -- After years of lagging behind national totals, Alaska has very nearly caught up with the rest of the nation in electing women, although women still make up less than a quarter of the nation's 7,382 legislators.

Jen -- are you still out there?: Facebook page adds to cold case mystery
Is Jennifer Goodwin White really dead?

Citizenship comes with hard work
"I hereby declare"

Time to get priorities set
Borough Mayor Dave Carey and members of the borough assembly will be headed to Juneau this week to meet with legislators regarding the borough's state funding priorities. We encourage our delegation to be persistent and thorough during their visit, as the borough's priority list is long, and legislators already are griping about being pressed for time.

Around the Peninsula

KPC holds nursing advising session

No snow job here
The way it was snowing last week, I figured I'll be seeing Dolton by the weekend.

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Births

Around the Peninsula

Bingo coming to Nikiski Senior Center

Strength training does the body good
Editor's note: "Focus on Fitness" is a Clarion feature with healthy lifestyle advice from local and national health and fitness experts. Check here weekly great information and tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Always consult with your doctor before starting a new exercise routine.

Around the District

School board to meet

Kenai Central High School: 1st semester honor roll
4.0 -- 9th grade: Kendra Cissell; Jodi Cook; Justice English; Ariana Gabriel; Makayla George; Bradley Hamilton; Derek Hansen; Matthew Hinkle; Hanah Hoff; Josephine Jones; Kathryn Knackstedt; Nathan Narlock; Haiden Perkins; Lydia Power; Alyson Quartly; Raquelle Reynolds; Havan Shaginoff; Caitlin Steinbeck; Courtney Stroh; Trevor Wagoner; Shelby Weber. 10th Grade: Freya Chay; Addison Cheek; Austin Daly; Jacob Gilman; Lee Kempf; Kaitlyn Louthan; Makenzi Magiera; Collin Morse; Ericka Reynolds; Daniel Schaeffer; Robert Spalding; Brandi Wagoner; Joy Wannamaker; Madison Westover. 11th grade: Evan Atchley; Amberlyn Bundy; Devon Carter; Haley Coffman; Olivia Fair; Eve Ferguson; Kierra Isham; Taylor Ostrander; Olivia Pfeifer; Bo Reilly; Noelle Schmitter-Schrier. 12th Grade: Kendra Ashwell; Shaynee DeVito; Esther Hamilton; Michelle Klaben; Natalie Kurzendoerfer; Kai Risung; James Watkins; Lincoln Wensley.

At Kaleidoscope, everything teaches
At Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Sciences, lines between learning disciplines are blurred in order to bring integrated education into focus. A science project diagramming the solar system involves writing, math and artwork. A project to record data on sunrise and sunset times also had students listening to Edvard Grieg's "Morning" song, then observing and writing poems about the colors, sights, sounds and feelings evoked in watching a sunrise.

Skyview High School Honor Roll: Second Quarter 2011
4.021 -- 4.00 GPA

Nikiski Middle-High School: 1st semester honor roll
4.0 Honor Roll -- Seventh-grade: Nathan Carstens, Evangeline Cox, Marguerite Cox, Laural Dunham, Ross Halliday, Luke Johnson, Bryce Leighton, Autumn Walters, Haley Wik. Eighth-grade: Marilyn Davis, Jade Elsey, Laura Hufford, Brady Malston, Katelyn Sexton. Ninth-graders: Seth Carstens, Alyssa Darch, Savannah Freeman, Hannah Tauriainen. Tenth-graders: Lacy Elsey, Ashley Epperheimer, Annaleah Ernst, Lincoln Johnson, Makenzie Moore, Brittany Sexton. Eleventh-graders: Colton Anderson, Alynne Dixon, Cydney Spurgeon, Kaden Spurgeon. Twelfth-graders: Ari Bennett, Mandee Jackson, Kathyrn Love, Angie Parrish, Sebastian Strickland, Eli Ward

Around Campus: KPC announces Valentine's Day Open House
Kenai River Campus Learning Center announces Valentine's Day Open House

Verbatim: I've got my ticket, but where am I going?
It feels like I just walked in to the airport and bought a one-way ticket.

Teamwork, one Lego brick at a time
Congratulations to the Nikiski North Star Elementary School "Bionic Bunch" Lego League team for earning 2nd place in overall teamwork in a statewide Lego League Robotics tournament at Dimond High School in Anchorage, on Jan. 15. More than 40 teams from around the state participated. The teamwork awards recognize those teams that show excellent problem-solving, responsibility in team members goals, gracious professionalism, confidence and enthusiasm. The "Bionic Bunch" are Nikiski students Braden Ellis, Skylynne McCaughey, Abigayle Tuttle, Lochlan Quiner and Andrew Pennison. Their coach, Nikiski teacher Brian Bailey.

Grizzlies, Bulldogs split league games
The smallest guy on the floor played big when it mattered the most.

Bears get 3 points from Ice Dogs
Donning pink and carrying the love of family in his heart, Josh Benton put the Kenai River Brown Bears on his back.

Moose survive Kenai comeback
PALMER -- The Kenai Central Kardinals were flying up the ice and junior Zack Zulkanycz dove through the air. But ultimately it was the Palmer Moose who moved into the final round.

Seward girls, boys win tournament
The Seward boys and girls basketball teams completed sweeps of their respective brackets Saturday to win championships on their home floor at the Seward Basketball Classic.

Hakkinen helps U.S. to 7th place
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine -- Germany won the mixed relay at the biathlon World Cup on Saturday, while the U.S. team finished seventh.

Close ones: Warriors finally defeat Stars
PALMER -- Of any regular season series in the North Star Conference, none was more close than Soldotna-Wasilla. The teams skated in overtime twice in 2010-11, with one game ending in a Soldotna win and another in a tie.

Lousberg, Kindseth wed in Colorado
Alice Lousberg and Kyle Kindseth were married Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, in Boulder, Colo.

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