Sunday, March 18, 2007

Assembly approves Ladd Landing option extension
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly authorized a one-year extension of an option to lease Ladd Landing on Cook Inlet’s west side to investors in the proposed Chuitna Coal Mine project.

When rubber hits the (North) Road
Whether it’s to partake in physical exercise, overcome long-buried childhood trauma, or just relish in the satisfaction of connecting with a well-aimed shot that completely emasculates an opponent, several people have already signed up for the adult dodgeball league forming in Nikiski.

Ice puts the freeze on winter fishing in Homer
HOMER -- Most winters, Norm Anderson merely has to climb aboard his boat in the harbor and make sure his oil pan heater is still keeping the engine warm before he turns over the F/V Sea Otter for a winter king fishing excursion.

Carey: Gas prices going up and up ...
Soldotna Mayor Dave Carey caused a stir last week when he predicted a doubling in natural gas prices paid by the city and residential customers within the next five years.

Board OKs dipnets in Kenai, Kasilof
After several weeks of different user groups squabbling at the local level about Kenai subsistence fishery proposals, progress was finally made at the Southcentral Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council (RAC) meeting, held last week in Anchorage.

Fish farming plan should be sunk
The Bush administration’s push to allow fish farming for the first time in federal waters does not bode well for Alaska.

A champion and a genius: Mackey sets new standard for racing with accomplishment
Former Kasilof musher Lance Mackey’s first-place finish in this year’s Iditarod Sled Dog Race did more than earn him a $70,000 paycheck and a new truck, it also proved a lot.

A View Askew
It is going around.

Around the Peninsula
Soccer players, coaches sought Waffle breakfast set to dish ACT to meet Pool offers spring break hours CPCS board to meet Peaceful people to gather Kenai chamber speaker changes Caregiver training set SoHi after-prom meeting set Flight instructors take wing CPH spring bazaar set Historical society to meet Nikiski seniors plan bazaar Senior Easter dinner planned Dance concert set to boogie Soccer tourney set to kick off Health fair ready to pump you up Shorebird festival to take wing

CIA girls get job done with 6 players
The Cook Inlet Academy girls have proven they can win with only six players.

History is on their side
When a program has eight state championships in the past 15 years, history is almost always on its side.

Stars not done with journey yet
Soldotna coach Mark Tuter has been looking forward to Thursday for four years.

Ninilchik attempts state title defense
Nikiski girls coach Ward Romans assisted Ninilchik in January by giving them a taste of 3A basketball in the Nikiski Tip-Off Tournament.

Carroll, Peterkin announce engagement
Nicole Carroll and Ray Peterkin of Kenai plan to marry in 2008 at a private destination surrounded by family and friends.

Soares, Thomas marry in Vegas
Misty Soares of Soldotna and Robert Thomas of Las Vegas were married in an afternoon ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas.

Larson, Smith plan June wedding
Kjersta Larson of Kenai and Dustin Smith of Salem, Ore., plan to marry Saturday, June 30, 2007, at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna.

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