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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Healthy tradition
It's not often Alaskans will roll out the red carpet for someone from New York City, but the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's monthly Diabetes Wellness Gathering and Lunch combined with the Elders Lunch at Tyotkas Elders Center in Kenai on Friday to host a special guest from the Big Apple.

Truck traffic on North Slope highway revs up
ANCHORAGE, Alaska A high demand for oil drilling pipe and steel, as well as the addition of seasonal ice roads have increased trucking activity to support oil exploration on Alaska's North Slope. Business has jumped so much, it's attracting outside trucking firms to the state.

Court battle continues
The battle of court motions and counter-motions continues between the Kenai Peninsula Borough and the Alliance of Concerned Taxpayers in the latter's suit over the seating of re-elected school board and assembly members last fall.

Hotshot crews find peninsula base
From the applause of 50 Mackey Lakes residents, it appears the borough mayor's assessment was right on: they appreciate Hotshot firefighters, but don't want a Hotshot crew camp set up in their neighborhood.

Peninsula items cut from budget
Gov. Sarah Palin's veto pen cut like a scythe through a list of Kenai Peninsula projects state lawmakers had attempted to restore from last year's vetoes through the 2008 Supplemental Budget.

Audrey Joan Stafford
Longtime Funny River resident Audrey Joan Stafford, 77, died Friday, April 4, 2008 at her home. She was 77. Arrangements are pending with Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

Elizabeth J. Michel
Elizabeth J. Michel of West Bloomfield, N.Y., died Wednesday, March 26, 2008 in West Bloomfield. She was 88.

Good news and bad news: Hubby's pursuit of tall things leaves wife with her own 'Chase'
I have good news and bad news.

Assembly should reconsider culvert repair funding
At its meeting Tuesday, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly turned down a request from the Kenai Watershed Forum for $100,000 for its ongoing program to repair and replace damaged or poorly designed culverts blocking salmon streams.

Around the Peninsula
Lieutenant to outline Coast Guard operations Silly song auditions today Little League clinics slated PFLAG to meet Tuesday Soldotna historians' board plans meeting SoHi activities planned Pet trick contest announced SoHi class of '88 seeks information

International delights
"What happens in Jamaica stays in Jamaica," Loren Hollers said as he opened his door.

Shorter nights, but plenty to see
Days are getting longer and nights are getting shorter. We're also leaving the freezing cold behind. As we all love winter's benefits, we surely regret that our beloved starry skies will take a back seat soon.

A View Askew
The older I get, the more I realize age is not measured in years, wrinkles or frequency of heartburn. It's measured in your diminishing interest in vacations.

Sports Brief
The 12-and-under Alaska Quakes baseball team, made up of athletes from Palmer, Anchorage and Sterling, traveled to Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz., to compete in the Triple Crown Spring Championships over spring break.

SoHi's Blackburn to take talents to Air Force Academy
In becoming one of the top volleyball, basketball and track and field athletes in the state while maintaining a 4.08 grade-point average, Soldotna senior Paige Blackburn has proven she can rise to challenges.

Dome-field advantage
Running in the hallways is prohibited in just about every school throughout the country.

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