Sunday, March 26, 2006

If you build bathrooms, will more visitors come?
The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce wants to partner with the city to build a new visitors center and improve the parking lot to draw more tourists.

Mayor: Group’s criticisms off base
Assertions voiced earlier this month by a grassroots taxpayers group regarding the state of the borough’s finances were based on inaccurate information, wrong assumptions and demonstrated on their part a poor understanding of how municipal governments work, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor John Williams said Thursday.

Student health survey gets ‘sufficient’ participation
More than 40 percent of the students in central Kenai Peninsula schools responded to a survey designed to see how youth feel the community supports their healthy development.

Bridge work freeze is over
Wilder Construction may be looking for more workers in the next few months.

Musher gets warm reception
Fresh off his third place finish in the Iditarod, Kasilof musher Paul Gebhardt turned his attention to children Saturday in Kenai.

Roland Walter Schwanke
Longtime Soldotna resident Roland Walter Schwanke died Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 75.

Thomas Warren
Longtime Alaska resident Thomas Warren died Saturday, March 19, 2006 at his home in Kasilof. He was 54.

Community is comfort: Small, yes, and boring to a teen, but area is perfect for parents

Are legislators feeling lucky? Let's hope so
Poker fanatics should be enthralled by the high-stakes matchup unfolding in Juneau.

Doing well
A common symptom among people diagnosed with lupus is extreme fatigue.

Around the Peninsula
Parenting seminar scheduled Mystery luncheon fundraiser slated Bear baiting clinic planned Spaghetti dinner fundraiser set to dish DMV plans one-day closure

Wedding & Engagments
Arledge, Stein announce engagement Beckelys to remarry in Kenai Howe, Kirsch marry in Kenai Lancaster, Cox marry in Kenai Magone, Coleman marry in Belize Murie, Watson announce engagement

My best friends
  Chopper and Murray, who belong to Kenai’s Ron and America Dukowitz, were recruited to play “fairy tale” with 4-year-old Nya.

My best friends
Although Nora, 2, is dog number three in Helena and Paul Moses’ Soldotna household, she is not at all intimidated. She lives with another golden retriever named Rosie and a 16-year-old Newfoundland mix named Kishka.

Atmosphere gets kudos
When Alaska School Activities Association officials decided to combine the state 1A-2A and 3A-4A basketball tournaments, there was some concern that some of the atmosphere that defined the small-schools event would be lost in cavernous Sullivan Arena.

Seward, Homer go 2 and out at state
The Homer and Seward girls basketball teams ended their state tournaments with 0-2 records with losses Friday.

Nikiski girls nab eighth state title
Defense carried the Nikiski High School girls basketball team to the state 3A championship game. Faith got them through it with a victory.

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