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Sunday, March 9, 2008

New location for Serenity House?
Central Peninsula General Hospital Inc. directors say their alcohol and chemical dependency treatment facility, Serenity House, needs a new home.

Supplemental budget includes peninsula projects
When the Alaska Senate passed a supplemental budget package Thursday restoring more than $54 million in general fund capital spending vetoed by Gov. Sarah Palin last year, they included several projects here on the Kenai Peninsula.

Road under repair
Construction work along two portions of Kalifornsky Beach Road could begin once break-up load restrictions are lifted sometime around mid-May, according to the Department of Transportation.

Library friends get good news
The newly elected president of "Friends of the Library" in Kenai was greeted with two bits of good news at last week's Kenai City Council meeting.

Pebble partners donate $5 million for fisheries
ANCHORAGE The Pebble Partnership is donating $5 million to enhance fisheries and sustain local economies.

Forrest J. 'Dick' Ellis
Longtime Soldotna resident, Forrest J. "Dick" Ellis, 76, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, after a brief hospital stay at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.

Why aren't VECO execs Allen, Smith in prison?
It's time for Bill Allen and Rick Smith to go to jail.

A heated conversation: Hot tubs are OK, but hot tents are another story
There's e-mails: "Dropped down to minus 10 here today, so I had to put on a face mask when I skied."

Around the Peninsula
Speaker series returns with bear talk Labyrinth available Caregiver meetings offered Autism to be discussed Cancer fundraiser a cut above T-200 meeting set

The WOW factor
Ericka Reynold's first reaction when doctors diagnosed her with leukemia on Thanksgiving in 2006 was disbelief.

'Free' rides come with steep price
Have you checked out the price of airline tickets lately? To say the prices have gone up over the last six months would be an understatement. In fact, rumor has it that the Surgeon General is contemplating a decree that would require a warning be posted on all airline Web sites:

Pet Photo: Best Friend
This is Joker, Faith Hays' long, long-awaited Belgian Malinois. Joker enjoys walks at the beach, just like on the day this photo was taken. Faith and Joker live in Kasilof.

Consider needs, money, size, when choosing pet
Taking a trip to a pet store or animal shelter to look for a new pet can be overwhelming.

Ninilchik girls retain PC title
Ninilchik never caved.

Nikiski misses state berth
It's not very often that the Nikiski girls basketball team is going to go 10-of-33 from the foul line. It's an equally rare occasion that the Bulldogs don't qualify for the state tournament.

CIA girls return to state
Brooke Forsi had a clear message for Nikolaevsk.

Palmer girls take state berth away from SoHi with OT win
PALMER The Palmer girls punched their ticket to the state basketball tournament with a thrilling 53-50 overtime win over the Soldotna Stars to take third place in the Northern Lights Conference tournament.

Colony girls top SoHi to advance to finals
After a brief hiatus, the Colony girls are headed back to the state tournament.

Kenai Central boys earn trip to state
PALMER An unwelcome guest from the Kenai Peninsula crashed the Matanuska-Susitna valley's Northern Lights Conference party Friday night, dancing into the school's first state tournament appearance in six years.

Sports Briefs
Hakkinen finishes 54th in pursuit Kenai River drops 2 to Ice Dogs

Roscoe and Rita (Haddock) Helleck celebrate 50 years of marriage
Roscoe "Rocky" and Rita Helleck of Sterling will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Monday, March 10, 2008. The couple was married March 10, 1958, in Ackerly, Texas.

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