Sunday, May 1, 2011

Utilities look to renewables as natural gas dwindles
Despite its high costs, renewable energy is a good risk-management strategy for Southcentral Alaska electric utilities, which currently depend heavily on natural gas for power generation. The problem is natural gas reserves are running down, and the only near-term guaranteed fall-back is imported liquefied natural gas.

No place like the Home Show

On target: Program helps women take aim
Guys, say goodbye to the days of solitary hunting trips and male-bonding time at the shooting range. Women on Target, a hands-on training clinic geared toward making females more comfortable around firearms, has your daughters, sisters, wives, and girlfriends prepared to follow you out there and hold their own.

Richard Dale 'Moose' Sather
Longtime Soldotna area resident Richard Dale "Moose" Sather, 57, died Thursday, April 28, 2011, unexpectedly at his home near Soldotna.

Don't put this talk off another minute
Talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol. Speak to them early and often. Don't wait until they're older. Don't wait for the perfect moment. Do it now, because alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drugs are accessible to youth in our community at a younger and younger age, and your kids -- our kids, if it indeed does take a village -- will need all the guidance and support they can get to be able to say no.

News and Notes

Former resident earns medical degree

Garden club posts "Workshop Weekends" Saturday workshop schedule
To register for Central Peninsula Garden Club workshops, email Marion Nelson at More information may be found online at, or call 283-4632 or 398-8669. There is a $5 per person for most workshops; a few have a supply fee. The money goes to cover the month's overall expenses.

Masons honor top students
The 44th Annual Masonic Outstanding Student Awards event was held Friday at Kenai Central High School in the Renee Henderson Auditorium. Students representing 24 schools from the Kenai Peninsula School District and one from Nome were honored for their achievements.

Around the Peninsula

Kaladi's to celebrate teachers with a free drink


Mullican-Lindley welcome daughter

Kenai 4-H Teams place in state competitions
Teenagers, horses, and sunshine combined to make the 2011 Alaska State 4-H Horse Bowl a fantastic experience for Kenai horse lovers. Horse Bowl teaches kids of all ages, 4th - 12th grade, life skills such as public speaking, decision-making, dedication, teamwork, and critical thinking.

Now we're cookin'
OK, so here's the difference between men and women in the kitchen.

Kodiak baseball sweeps SoHi
Kodiak swept the Soldotna baseball team by a combined score of 24-1 in a doubleheader at Kodiak on Saturday.

All square : SkyHi girls have tied all 3
Three games into the season, the Skyview girls soccer team is unbeaten -- and winless, too.

Kenai Central girls win team title at Palmer Relays
The Kenai Central girls track and field team won the team title at the Palmer Relays at Palmer High School on Saturday, coach Tim Sandahl said.

Homer boys take down Kardinals
The Homer boys soccer team scored three consecutive goals to erase an early deficit in a 3-1 win over Kenai Central at Homer on Saturday in Northern Lights Conference Southern Division action.

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