Sunday, February 24, 2008

Photo feature: Point and shoot
Stacie Leighton uses her cell phone to make photos on the Cook Inlet beach in Kenai on Saturday afternoon, where warm weather was taking its toll on the tall accumulation of ice. Forecasters are calling for cooler temperatures today.

Crime deterrence morphs into tax relief
An Alaska House measure introduced last year to allow municipalities to exempt police officers from property taxes if they moved into high crime neighborhoods has become an omnibus bill for assorted tax relief proposals.

Love INC hopes to break cycle
They don't have a dormitory; no old hotel or unused apartment building. For now, they don't have a plot of land.

Shelter hoping for hometown help
Jamie Riley is a dog's best friend, and not just to her own pets, but to those without homes too.

Brent Lee 'Cookie' Cook
Soldotna resident Brent Lee "Cookie" Cook died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 at his home after a lengthy battle with diabetes. He was 42.

Preparing for the worst: CERT training can benefit everyone in case of disaster
A massive earthquake strikes the Kenai Peninsula at approximately 10 a.m. Feb. 9. Geologists say the epicenter of the earthquake is approximately half a mile east of the Pacific Rim Institute of Safety Management (PRISM) in Kenai. The quake ignited a small fire, caused extensive damage inside the PRISM building and resulted in the deaths of four people.

Potential harm outweighs potential benefits of database
The Clarion this week posed the question of whether the state's proposed prescription drug database, in which would be entered every prescription filled in the state, constituted a useful tool for physicians and pharmacists, or an unreasonable invasion of personal privacy.

Around the Peninsula
Car seat check slated Swim lessons offered in Kenai Steak dinner fundraiser in Sterling Child identification project slated Rotary raffle offers hope Excellent teachers sought Counseling association to meet

Motherfessions Tales from the 'Hood
I don't really know if men are from Mars, I think they are from Home Depot.

Pickin' on the peninsula
Alaska may not be the bluegrass state, but the music has a thriving following here on the peninsula.

Pet Photo: Best Friends
Jeannie Fanning of Kenai sent in this photo of her three girls -- Becca, Dayzee and Ellii. "They are my most precious perfect girls," she said. The photo was taken by Traci Knutson of Soldotna.

Colony hoops sweep SoHi
It was a classic blooper moment, but it was illustrative nonetheless.

SoHi's Mucha nabs 6th at state
Watch out Anchorage.

Knights take showdown
The Colony boys basketball team ran away from host Kenai Central on Saturday in a matchup of division leaders in the Northern Lights Conference.

Wildcats take 2 from Brown Bears
Some people say close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

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