Monday, March 8, 2010

Aide off the hook?: Assembly to re-examine Chumley legislation
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly expects to drop the pending legislation against the mayor's former chief of staff at its next meeting.

Blizzard Warning for Kachemak Bay
A blizzard warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday around Kachemak Bay.

A rally for disability services: Community members participate in statewide promotion
Amidst falling snow and lunch-break traffic, more than 30 people came together and rallied in support of people who live with disabilities last Wednesday.

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.

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.

Going heavy: Oil type could be king in future
Alaskans have spent decades looking forward to the prospect of a natural gas pipeline to support the economy as Prudhoe Bay, North America's largest oil field, continues its decline.

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.

'Snailpapers' term of endearment for newspapers
I want to introduce you today to the word "snailpapers." What's a snailpaper, you ask? These are the newspapers we read every day with news that is often 12 hours old by the time it reaches us. Inside, the news is even older.

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.

Surprise! -- almost
We almost pulled it off.

Around the Peninsula

Historical Society to meet

Around the Peninsula

Little League Clinics switch nights

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kenai Peninsula College

New art show begins

Around the District

Connections home-school program

Quandary: To be or not to be? Is this right the question?
To be or not to be; Is this right the question?

In their shadow
Samantha Little, a junior at Kenai Central High School, spent last Wednesday with Dale Lawyer of Central Emergency Services and Ares the CES search and rescue dog, as part of the 2010 Kenai Peninsula Job Shadow program. The program offers students an opportunity to plan their futures and to get a feel of what career opportunities are available. Students also get experience in what is required to do those careers on a daily basis. It was the program's 16th year.

Sports Briefs

Davis competes in snocross

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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