Sunday, February 18, 2007

Area Iditarod dogs get OK to take to the trail to Nome
Iditarod hopefuls took one of the first steps this weekend toward what will be a marathon of health inspections dogs will endure over the course of the race, which begins in two weeks.

Jurors see photos of fatal bullet wound
Jurors in the Shawn Rogers murder trial Friday got their first closeup look at photos of the bullet wound that killed Brian Black.

Borough may lower property tax rate
An annual review of its books shows the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s finances are in good shape, a representative of the independent auditing firm told the borough assembly Feb. 6.

Anthony ‘Tony’Wayne Taylor
Anchorage resident Anthony “Tony” Wayne Taylor died Thursday. Feb. 15, 2007, at home after a 38- year battle with diabetes. He was 48.

NASA proves space nuts are out there, after all
When my wife got up and headed for the coffee pot one morning last week, I asked her to come into the living room.

Award for most lame category goes to ...
I know it’s difficult to hang on, but hang on we must. There are only seven more days until the BIG NIGHT. You know the one I’m talking about: Academy Awards Night. Ah, that glorious evening where glitz and pointless schmoozing as a lifestyle are brought forth and paraded about for public consumption as if it were entertainment.

Around the Peninsula
Senior Olympics continueLip synch contest tapes due MondayRelay for Life kickoff setPublic heath plans one-day closureHEA to upgrade meters

Former trooper uses same attention to detail in taxidermy
Much like a detective skilled at looking for subtle clues is critical to solving a crime, so too is a taxidermist with an artistic eye for recognizing slight differences in the color, texture, expression and muscle movements of animals key to creating a high-quality mount.

My best friend
  Thomas O’Mally the ally cat proves to be a tolerant buddy to Serenity DeMello, at top, and 18-month-old Jaden Garner, above. He belongs to Jan DeGuzman of Kenai.

Seward shocks Grace
Trailing by four after three quarters, Seward outscored Grace Christian, 16-11, in the final eight minutes in edging the top-ranked boys team in Class 3A, 57-56, in Seward on Saturday.

Mucha, Hall win Borough Sprints
Soldotna’s Kailey Mucha and Kenai’s Chris Hall each won the Second Annual Borough Sprint Championships on Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails.

Kardinals and Panthers split
Riding an emotional wave from the previous night, Skyview posted its second straight league win Saturday night.

Skyview girls, boys sneak by Homer
Skyview’s first rally was incredulous enough. The second was an overtime game-winner.

Saltzgiver, Paget marry in Utah
Breeanna “Breezy” Saltzgiver of Kenai and Wes Neil Paget of Bountiful, Utah, were married in a morning ceremony Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, in a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple. Elder Clay Gorton officiated.

Pankoski, Brown wed in Anchorage
Lacey Ann Pankoski and Quinn Micheal Brown of Anchorage were married in a candlelight evening ceremony Friday, Jan. 5, 2007 at the Six-Mile Chalet on Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage after a three-year romance. Tom Senter, the groom’s uncle, officiated.

Barnett, Miller announce engagement
Yetta Barnett of Soldotna and Brent Miller of Danville, Ill., plan to be married Saturday, May 19, 2007, in Danville.

Nelson, Vasicek to marry in Kenai
Shelby Nelson of Kenai and Dustin Vasicek of Soldotna plan to be married Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, in Kenai.

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