Sunday, March 21, 2010

Wolf encounters rare, caution still urged
The deadly wolf attack on a Chignik Bay woman earlier this month might have been rare, but, wildlife biologists warned that staying vigilant in the outdoors around any wildlife remains a good habit.

Peninsula resident tapped for fishery management council
When Jim Hubbard of Seward got a call from the state capitol a couple weeks ago asking if he would consider a position on the North Pacific Fishery Management council he was flabbergasted.

Swimming to Nome: Nikiski pool Idita-Swim program encourages fitness
While dog mushers were heading toward the finish line in Nome, two swimmers in the Nikiski Pool's Idita-Swim program were paddling their way there as well -- with laps in the pool representing the miles of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Providence survey targets Peninsula on health care
As Providence Alaska Medical Center has done in other communities around the state, last week it conducted a two-day survey of residents in the central and southern Kenai Peninsula.

Offer made for LNG facility: State co-op, ANGDA explore options for natural gas
A natural gas supply cooperative backed by the state gas development authority has offered to purchase the liquefied natural gas plant near Kenai that ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. and Marathon Oil Co. currently own.

Elsie T. Seaman
Longtime Alaskan and Kenai resident Elsie T. Seaman died Saturday, March 20, 2010 at her son's home in Kenai. She was 90.

Path to success not an easy one
Congratulations are in order for a host of Kenai Peninsula athletes who saw the culmination of a season of hard work over the past few days.

Empowering women from Alaska to Afghanistan
"The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it."

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!

Around the Peninsula

Awareness walk slated

Winter Olympics
Man there's just something special about being assigned to cover the Winter Olympics. Maybe one of these years one of my editors will ask me to do it.

CIA girls capture 3rd: Eagles regain shooting touch in time to drill Northway
Practice makes perfect. Well, it breeds improvement at least.

Panther power: Perfect Skagway blows out Ninilchik for Class 2A crown
Skagway's girls capped off an undefeated season with a 67-29 win over Ninilchik in Saturday's 2A state title game at the Sullivan Arena. The Panthers finished the season 29-0.

CIA boys end up in 5th: Ninilchik boys drop battle for 4th place
With three of its top four players out of the lineup, Cook Inlet Academy lost 40-33 to Tri-Valley in the boys Class 2A state tournament third-place game on Saturday at the Sullivan Arena.

Ninilchik girls hold off Northway in semis
With an 11-9 regular-season record, Ninilchik's girls weren't supposed to make it to the Class 2A state basketball finals. But the Wolverines weren't interested in making that prediction come true.

Ninilchik boys win at buzzer: CIA boys fall to Klawock
Ninilchik freshman Jack Wheeler hit a buzzer-beater to give the Wolverines a 56-54 win over Hydaburg in Friday's fourth-place semifinals at Anchorage's Sullivan Arena to earn a date with Chevak on Saturday.

Brown Bears drop 2 games to Wild: Kenai River finishes regular-season home slate
The Wenatchee (Wash.) Wild made it clear on Friday and Saturday that they have no intention of letting the Kenai River Brown Bears return to the Soldotna Sports Center this season.

Needs, Blanchard tie knot in Idaho
Megan Nicole Needs and Jacob Nichols Blanchard were married in an outdoor wedding at the Historical Bishops House Garden on Sept. 11, 2009 in Boise, Idaho. Nicolle Foster was the officiant.

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