Sunday, April 30, 2006

Mayors grapple with growing debt
The huge unpaid bill owed by Kenai Peninsula municipalities to their public employee and teacher pension programs is getting bigger.

Report: Sportfishing hooks big profit for Kenai Peninsula
ANCHORAGE — It’s a safe bet that once the summer salmon runs start, the Kenai and Russian rivers are the last place to go to find solitude.

Budget holds several boons for the peninsula
State lawmakers have turned their focus to the fiscal 2007 capital budget, which includes funding for several projects on the Kenai Peninsula.

Fun with the environment
Finding high quality yet affordable fishing and hunting gear can almost be as difficult as getting a salmon to strike or a bull moose to walk into the cross-hairs of a rifle scope.

Petition: Daylight doesn't need saving
Along with almost everyone else in the nation each April, Alaskans twist those little dials on the backs of their clocks and start observing daylight-saving time.

Legislators should do math, avoid lawsuit over school funding
It shouldn’t take a lawsuit.

The woman in the moon: Science of astronomy owes much to Henrietta Leavitt
Over billions of years, a pulverizing rain of meteors has cratered and re-cratered the surface of the moon, forming the familiar face in the night sky.

Drawing on Memory
Soldotna sculptor Connie Tarbox is a believer in the theory that where an artist lives plays a part in their work.

Around the Peninsula
Kids activities sought Salmon celebration slated Garage sale donations sought KPC seeks council reps TOPS information available Refuge set to cleanup Open house geared for dog owners

My best friend
Tiger, a shar-pei owned by Barbara Brinkerhoff of Nikiski, is a couch potato, but is not impressed with football.

Kings kickers sweep Skyview
The Skyview High School boys soccer team was able to rally for a late goal, but the Panthers weren’t able to get the equalizer, falling 4-3 to Ketchikan on Friday in a nonconference match.

A season on fast forward
Start your season on Thursday, qualify for the conference tournament by Saturday afternoon — not a bad three days of work for the Nikiski High School boys soccer team.

SoHi gets historic start
The Soldotna girls softball team was already making history Friday by playing the first games in the program’s history.

Kenai boys take Homer Invite
The Kenai Central High School boys and the Anchorage Christian Schools girls laid claim to the team titles at the Homer Invitational track and field meet Saturday in Homer.

Water can't slow runners
There were puddles all over the track at Skyview High School Friday during a tri-meet, but, with just two weeks until the region meet, beggars can’t be choosers.

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