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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Foundation provides legacy
A few years ago, a longtime Kenai Peninsula resident was looking for a local organization to which he could leave his estate.

HEA board seats open for election
Nominations are now being accepted for three open seats on the Homer Electric Association Board of Directors.

Photo feature: Frosted
Hoar frost nearly obscures a cross atop a cupola at Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church in Kenai earlier this month.

Fish board considers sockeye season change
After more than six hours of deliberation and decision-making at Saturday's meeting, the Alaska Board of Fisheries called it quits for the day in order to take more time to review proposals dealing with commercial fishing seasons.

Williams defends initiative stance
Borough Mayor John Williams' decision last week to join a statewide coalition of Alaskans pledging to fight a pair of clean-water ballot initiatives they say would cripple the state's mining industry raised questions about how, whether or when borough officials should take stands on major projects or use the power of office to influence public opinion.

Enola Beatrice Burket
Longtime Alaskan and Soldotna resident Enola Beatrice Burket died in her sleep of natural causes on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 at Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 84.

Mayor Williams' stance doesn't hold any water
Legal or not, a line has been crossed.

Is it cold enough for ya?: Sub-zero snap doesn't cool reporter's winter enthusiasm
Who am I to say I'm cold?

More than memories
Do you have hundreds of photos lying helter-skelter around your house?

Around the Peninsula
Bird club meeting set Gebhardt Iditarod send off set Grief to be discussed Tuneful singers sought PFLAG to meet Women leadership workshop set Developmental screening offered Marital advice offered

Life in the Pedestrian Lane
You can always tell that it's February. Everyone starts to get a little edgy. The holidays got us through dark December in good cheer, but on Jan. 2 when everyone woke up to the reality of another New Year, the longest, darkest month loomed large. Not only did we have to face the Iowa caucus this year, and politics, local and national, ad nauseum, right after New Year's Eve, but also the spectre of more reruns on TV as the writers' strike dragged on. The kids were home from school for another whole week on vacation, sales tax went up a penny, and to make matters even worse, the Alaska Legislature convened for only 90 days when in the past they couldn't even get their main act together in 90 days.

Pet photo: Best Friend
Orianna, a 5-year-old golden retriever, does not like to share anything especially her "baby," a stuffed hedgehog she keeps close by her at all times. Ori was adopted by the Misner family in Kasilof three years ago.

SoHi falls to Lathrop
The Soldotna hockey team ended its season with a 4-1 loss to Lathrop on Friday at the Class 4A state hockey championships at the Wasilla Sports Complex.

Kenai River drops 2 to Wichita Falls
The Kenai River Brown Bears concluded their 16-game road trip with a pair of losses against first-place Wichita Falls.

SoHi sweeps regions
Two years, two titles.

Skyview girls, Seward boys win Seahawk Classic
Behind 14 points from Brittany Meyer and 10 from Candace Penrod, the Skyview girls captured first place at the Seahawk Classic with a 40-35 victory over second-place Cordova on Saturday in Seward.

Sports Brief
Kasilof biathlete Jay Hakkinen finished 89th in the 10-kilometer sprint on Saturday at the opening day of the Biathlon World Championships in Ostersund, Sweden.

Happy trails
Scott Davis wanted to go out on top. And he did.

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