Sunday, February 25, 2007

Local subsistence committee reaches consensus about not meeting again
Much like the fish they were there to discuss, the Kenai Subsistence Subcommittee again became entangled, but this time the group did find consensus on a few issues — including not to meet again in the near future.

Kenai refloats river cleanup idea
Efforts by the city of Kenai to curb hydrocarbon pollution in the Kenai River appeared to have hit bottom last month, but following a special work session Wednesday, the city council weighed anchor and once again refloated an idea.

Flu shots catch on late
The influenza season appears to be arriving a little late, but there’s still time to get that flu shot and ward it off, says the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

Photo feature: Big race for little mushers
Daniel Osmar, 14, from Ninilchik leaves the starting chute in last month’s Junior T sled dog race in Kasilof. Osmar is one of three local mushers running this year’s Junior Iditarod, which started Saturday in Willow. Follow the racers’ progress at

Lloyd Mack Tappana
Sterling resident Lloyd Mack Tappana died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, at home. He was 64.

Randall James Hoff
Former Kenai Peninsula resident Randall James Hoff died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, in Bismarck. N.D. He was 48.

Dan Paul Rumley
Sterling resident Dan Paul Rumley died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, with his family by his side at his home. He was 31.

Kids’ education needs should come before money matters
Kenai parents of young school-age kids may not like the school board’s decision to consolidate Sears and Mountain View elementary schools next year, but they can’t fault the process taken to reach that decision.

Around the Peninsula
ACT meeting setIditarod team fundraiser set to howlCPHC board meeting slatedLittle League registration beginCPCS board to meetYouth court offeredSoHi after-prom committee to meetInfluenza, pandemic response to be discussedFish and Game meeting slatedKenaitze Head Start plans events

Couch potato blues
I suffered with the “Kenai crud” for several days during the holidays. When I was finally able to focus on something other than a wad of tissue and a handful of cough drops, I watched TV

Newbie skier becomes coach, marathoner all in good time
Kent Peterson never set out to be a renowned ski coach, or even a competitor on skis.

Farming wasn’t Scouting, but it was close, if harder
The Boy Scouts are celebrating their centennial, and on a recent Sunday everyone in our church who has been involved in Scouting was asked to stand and be recognized.

Seldovia girls capture Lumen tourney title
The Seldovia girls claimed the Lumen Christi Invitational title on Saturday by defeating Nikolaevsk, 40-23.

SoHi’s Mucha places 5th at state
Prior to every race this season, Soldotna's Kailey Mucha eats a homemade English muffin for breakfast.

Soldotna girls, boys handle Nikiski
For the first time in four years, Soldotna High School owns a girls basketball victory over Nikiski.

Werner, Vasilie announce engagement
Bethany Werner of West Allis Wis., and Michael R. Vasilie of Soldotna plan to be married in an afternoon ceremony Saturday, July 14, 2007, in Milwaukee, Wis.

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