Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Photo: Scout-O-Rama

HEA annual meeting set for Thursday
Homer Electric Association holds its annual meeting this Thursday at Soldotna High School.

Obama: Osama bin Laden is dead
WASHINGTON -- Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was slain in a firefight Sunday with U.S. forces in Pakistan, ending a manhunt that spanned a frustrating decade.

New trucking regs could raise prices in Alaska
New federal regulations to reign in the number of hours truckers can drive would raise transportation costs in Alaska, despite the fact that the state is exempt from these rules, said a top trucking company official.

Anchorage man pleads guilty to collision charges
An Anchorage man entered a change of plea Monday regarding several charges leveled against him for a May 2009 high-speed chase that ended in a collision.

Tread Softly: Nikiski student project puts tires to work as sound barrier
Kenai residents living near the local raceway will rest easier this summer thanks to a 15-year-old Nikiski student's project.

Tax Talk: Borough assembly to consider raising sales tax cap
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will be mulling over an ordinance that raises the sales tax cap by $2,000 at its meeting tonight in its Soldotna assembly chambers.

Budget harmony on the backs of middle class, retirees
Ever wonder why Congress doesn't want to increase taxes for the rich? Check websites on the Internet. They show that 44 percent of Congress are millionaires. For those of you who think the freshmen members, most backed by the Tea Party, will save the country from financial annihilation, over 40 percent of them are shown to be millionaires.

Around the Peninsula

KPC announces closures, summer hours

Around the Peninsula

Kenai visitors center needs volunteers

Kenai Peninsula Food Bank says thanks
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Around the District

Cook Inlet Academy

Around Campus: KPC ready for commencement
KRC will hold its 41st commencement ceremony at 7 p.m., May 3, at Kenai Central High School's Renee C. Henderson auditorium.

At K-Beach, even the littlest voices have a say
At Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School, even the littlest voices have a say.

Sports Brief: SoHi softball tops Skyview
The host Soldotna softball team defeated Skyview 26-0 in three innings on Monday in the season opener for both teams.

Sports Brief: Kenai Kavemen compete at state
The Kenai Kavemen Wrestling club finished its season at the state tournaments. Paul Steffensen, at Novice 85 pounds; Ellery Steffensen, at Cadet 130 pounds; and Hope Steffensen, at Junior 105 pounds, all had a sweep of first place in all the events.

SoHi gets 2 wins
The host Soldotna girls and boys soccer teams swept Skyview on Monday in Northern Lights Conference Southern Division action.

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