Thursday, February 11, 2010

Business Briefs

Chambers set luncheon schedules

Support helps family get back on its feet
I was injured in an at-work accident with a pretty serious injury and lost my career, my wife and I have six children. We had lost our healthy style of living our home everything, and I had fallen deep into addiction, due to some poor choices I had made.

Man gets 6 years in homicide trial: Thayr Watson, 24, pleads guilty in grocery store overdose death
After pleading guilty to criminally negligent homicide on Jan. 14, a 24-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison.

Skyview, SoHi to become more dependent
The roles of Skyview and Soldotna High School are expected to change starting next year.

Photo feature: Wind swept
Ty Schemanski kite-skis in the wind on the Kenai River flats, alongside Bridge Access Road, on Wednesday afternoon. He said it was his third time skiing with the kite. "It was painfully obvious from how much time the kite was on the ground," Schemanski joked. "It's an excellent workout. It's one of the reasons I'm doing it," he said.

Democrats say oil tax is not curtailing investments
The gloves are coming off in a looming legislative fight over changes to Alaska's oil and gas production taxes.

Juneau School Board OKs voluntary drug testing policy
The Juneau School Board approved a voluntary drug testing policy for high school students at its meeting Tuesday evening.

Parnell says state will see $2.2 billion budget surplus this year
Gov. Sean Parnell had a pleasant surprise for legislators in Juneau Feb. 2: A $2.2 billion state budget surplus.

Jesse L. Smith
Mineral Wells, Texas, resident Jesse L. Smith, 91, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Mineral Wells.

Raymond E. 'Ray' Petersen
Soldotna resident Raymond E. "Ray" Petersen died Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. He was 85.

Around the Peninsula

Haiti fundraiser today

State bound: Kenai Central meets West Anchorage today at Class 4A state hockey tourney
While Kenai Central knows it's entering an uphill battle at the Class 4A state hockey tournament, stealing a game from the larger Anchorage schools is not an impossibility.

Borough mass choir, Renee Henderson appreciated
Elvis Costello said "writing about music is like dancing about architecture." I certainly understand those words as I try to give voice to my profound gratitude to a woman who has enhanced my community, my family, and my life --Renee C. Henderson, choir director of Kenai Central High School.

What's Happening

Best Bets

A Time Soon
February is here; it's the time for hearts and flowers.

No love lost on this film
'From Paris with Love'

Art Briefs

Call for submissions

Clarion Calls

Jeff's call: Give biathlon a shot

'She Can Ski' results released
The "She Can Ski" event, sponsored by the LeeShore Center and Tsalteshi Trails Association, was held at Tsalteshi Trails on Sunday. The results are as follows:

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