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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Another day, another eruption
Mount Redoubt erupted several times on Saturday, with the most recent eruption occurring at just after 3:30 p.m. Immediately following the event, a large ash cloud was visible from several locations.

Redoubt not done
Mount Redoubt may have sat dormant for nearly 20 years, but it more than made up for lost time over the weekend.

Night lights: Kasilof resident sees unexplained show
Kasilof has no shortage of unusual characters and strange happenings, but earlier this month some odd lights in the night sky were not just reported, but also photographed by a local woman.

Ripped: Body builders show off buff physiques
After months of feeding the pythons it was time to let them out for the world to see during the 2009 Alaska Bodybuilding Fitness and Figure Natural Bodybuilding Championships in Kenai on Saturday. Numerous local bodybuilders -- both first-timers and experienced competitors -- took part in the event.

PacRim lease moves forward
Twenty-two years after the Kenai Peninsula Borough first entered into a lease-option contract concerning Ladd Landing, PacRim Coal LLP will exercise that option.

Olson, Chenault, Wagoner town hall meeting lets public voice concerns
From an in-state gas line to a bypass in Cooper Landing, Obama's stimulus package to a bike path in Soldotna; a wide variety of topics were discussed at Saturday's town hall meeting with Alaska Legislature representatives Kurt Olson, Mike Chenault and Tom Wagoner.

Danielle (Adams) Gordon
Former Soldotna resident Danielle (Adams) Gordon died Monday, March 16, 2009, after an extended illness at Providence Extended Care in Anchorage. She was 31.

Peter LeMay
Kasilof resident Peter LeMay died Friday, March 20, 2009, after a short battle with cancer. He was 67.

Howard T. Davis
Longtime Alaskan and Clam Gulch resident Howard T. Davis, Jr., died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at home with his family by his side. He was 68.

Same old song and dance: Son's interest in music -- surprise! -- different than dad's
My iPod has been commandeered.

Plenty to do, but no time for big issues?
We're pressed for time, the Legis- lature tells us. We can't get to everything in a 90-day session.

Something old, something new
As our home enters its adolescence, my husband and I can no longer ignore the facts: it is about time we shore up that squeaky joist and address those less than attractive signs of shabbiness that deferred maintenance and a steady stream of children, cats and dogs have imparted onto our dwelling. For starters there is fading paint on every paintable surface, then there's the bathroom linoleum scarred by a teenage girl's curling iron (thank god she didn't burn the house down), and let's see ... both tub faucets leak, all the doors creak, the tile needs caulking, the toilet seals need replaced ...

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Keener part of history: Former Kardinal helps George Fox to crown
Lindsay Keener was a major part of perfection.

Best in state: SoHi's Johnson tabbed 4A boys coach of year, players honored
Growing up in Minnesota, Matthew Johnson never got a chance to play in the high school state basketball championships.

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