Saturday, March 29, 2008

Reader: There has to be better way to assess property
Have you checked your property assessment notice against last year's? Chances are your "improvements" assessed value increased somewhere between 3.5 and 25 percent. Your "land value" probably didn't change at all (no doubt that will be the target of next year's increase).

Event has 'Souper' results
Thank you to our local community for the generous support of the annual Souper Bowl of Caring on Feb. 3.

Dancer apologizes for performance
March 12 in the Kenai Central High School talent show there was a unique act consisting of four senior high school males.

Borough mulls APOC rules
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday could add its voice to the city of Kenai's in urging a change to state financial disclosure laws.

Cemetery siting heads for vote
At least 11 Soldotna residents want to have voters decide where the city should site its cemetery.

Winning talent show act proves controversial
When Wes Quade bared almost all at a community talent show earlier this month, he had no idea his act would become a community controversy.

Photo feature: Sittin' and sippin'
With sunny weather, shorts and frosty drinks making it look a lot more like summer than spring, Kathryn Vengley and Larissa Stewart talk outside the Tesoro 2Go on the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna on Thursday afternoon. The nice weather may be short-lived the weather forecast calls for clouds and possible precipitation this weekend.

Volunteering could make big difference
Face to face. That's what kind of help is best when you're dealing with a disaster.

It's hiring season at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge for students
Do you know a college or high school student who likes to work hard in the outdoors, doesn't mind getting their hands dirty, and is looking for work this summer? The Kenai Refuge has a few challenging, yet rewarding, job opportunities.

Buddies cash in with winter whopper
It's likely not easy to convince family and friends in Salt Lake City that it's a good idea to go on a fishing trip to Alaska in March. But after winning this year's Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament, John Forster and his 34-pound fish probably quieted the critics.

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After Easter, people can still meet Jesus
It is the week after Easter, festivities are over and life is returning to normal for those who were busy.

Flanagan sacked by Bears
Kenai River Brown Bears coach and general manager Mike Flanagan was fired by the team Monday.

Oilers add first baseman
The Peninsula Oilers have announced the signing of first baseman David Van Ostrand of California Polytechnic State University. Van Ostrand played for Alan Hancock College in 2007. He appeared in 43 games and batted .430 with 15 doubles, seven home runs and 40 RBIs. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound left-handed hitter calls Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, home.

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