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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Personal use fishery proposal spawned out: City of Kenai puts decision on ice
Politics is nothing but threats and favors, said Kenai City Manager Rick Koch, quoting a saying by one-time Alaska politician Stephen McAlpine.

Spirited debate: Rivalry, logistics top Skyview, SoHi consolidation talks
As word has spread that Soldotna and Skyview High schools will have to become more dependent in years to come, some have questioned whether the two can put aside their differences.

John Strohmeyer
John Strohmeyer, a newspaper editor who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for his editorials on race relations in Bethlehem, Pa., has died. He was 85.

Working together makes good things happen
The cooperative effort between the Kenaitze Indian Tribe and state and federal archeologists to examine recently discovered human remains revealed some interesting history of our area's first residents.

Letters home

Wall deploys

Community News
Have you had or are about to have visitors? Has a new addition to your family just arrived? Where in the world is your military person and what are they up to? Got a new graduate, dean's list student or an award-receiving youth? Do you have a news event, activity or fundraiser you need to let the community know about? Send it to us!

Advocacy center celebrates Champions for Children
Central Peninsula Children's Advocacy Center celebrated Champions for Children on January 8 at the Kenai Visitor Center. The event brought together families and professionals to honor the voices of children and the community champions who protect them.

Around the Peninsula

Historical Society to meet

Surprise! -- almost
We almost pulled it off.

Stars return to state: Quick start pushes SoHi past Kards
Soldotna's boys jumped out to a 15-point lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Eight players tallied points as the Stars cruised to a 59-35 win over Kenai Central in the third-place Northern Lights Conference tournament game on Saturday at Skyview High School.

Colony pulls away late to move to finals: Knights run away from Kards late in game after Klapperich's three-point play
Mary Klapperich's three-point play was the beginning of the end for Kenai Central's girls in Friday's Northern Lights Conference semifinal against Colony at Skyview High School.

Kodiak takes state berth from Kenai: Bears girls win defensive battle that sees just 3 total points scored in 4th quarter
The Kenai Central girls trademark tough defense continued against Kodiak in the third-place Northern Lights Conference game, but the Kards came up short on offense and in the game on Saturday at Skyview High School.

SoHi, Kenai boys fall in semifinals
Free throws were the difference as Colony defeated Soldotna 59-54 in overtime in Friday's Northern Lights Conference semifinals at Skyview High School.

CIA rules Peninsula Conference: Girls topple Wolverines, win 1st league crown since 1988
The Cook Inlet Academy girls basketball team defeated conference powerhouse Ninilchik 33-31 on Friday night at Kenai Central High School for the Eagles' first Peninsula Conference championship since 1988.

Seward boys take 5th
The Seward boys came back from a fourth-quarter deficit to take the consolation game 54-52 at the Southcentral Conference tournament on Saturday at Seward High School.

CIA rules Peninsula Conference: Boys deploy strong defense to defeat Ninilchik, keep title
The Cook Inlet Academy boys basketball team won its second straight Peninsula Conference crown by defeating Ninilchik 48-42 on Friday at Kenai Central High School.

Brown Bears split on road
Albert Lea earned a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the visiting Kenai River Brown Bears in North American Hockey League action on Saturday. Kenai River defeated Owatonna 4-3 on Friday.

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