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Sunday, May 7, 2006

Mobile home ruined in blaze
Kenai firefighters fought aggressively to enter a Kenai mobile home on Saturday and ensure no victims were inside as flames roared inside and out of the home and in some of the surrounding vegetation.

Local gardeners hope Web site cultivates interest
Two local green thumbs are hoping to cultivate a new Web site as a forum for sharing information on gardening in the central Kenai Peninsula.

Power cuts out from Sterling to Homer
About 12,000 Homer Electric Association customers between Sterling and Homer experienced a power outage Friday, with some residents going without power for nearly 45 minutes.

Kenai airport runway lands a new face-lift
Trucks are rolling and the dust is blowing as the first of two major construction projects gets under way at the Kenai Municipal Airport.

Bear shot at Bible camp in Sterling
In regard to bear-human interactions, this year was off to a good start, but all that changed last Monday when a bear was killed in defense of life and property, making it the first DLP shooting in 2006.

Frederick W. 'Bill' Dornberger
Soldotna resident Frederick W. “Bill” Dornberger died Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna from pulmonary fibrosis and a heart condition. He was 79.

Cody Edward Geesey
Soldotna resident Cody Edward Geesey died Saturday, April 29, 2006, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Soldotna. He was 14.

Borough right to wait on school funding suit
In light of the House measure, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is doing the right thing in holding off on a school funding lawsuit against the state.

School funding issue inches toward progress
The House on Wednesday passed a measure adding a one-time $41 million expenditure on top of the Senate’s $90 million increase for public schools funding.

Youth get great deal on local learning: Kenai Peninsula College offers tuition breaks for residents seeking education
A recent letter to the editor (Clarion, April 26) about Kenai Peninsula College offering resident tuition for non-residents this summer provides me the opportunity to increase Peninsula residents’ awareness of how KPC is making higher education more accessible to our youth.

Life beyond press releases: Reporter yearns for contact with community untouched by PR
A couple of months ago I reported on a public discussion on global warming and was somewhat saddened and surprised to later learn not all of the discussion’s participants welcomed my attendance.

High prices crimping budgets? It’s biodiesel to the rescue
The furor over high fuel prices has led to pains at the pump and political posturing.

Weddings
Jennifer Erin Brown and Christopher Bradley Atkinson of Livingston, Mont., plan to be married Saturday, June 17, 2006, at Chico Hot Springs in Pray, Mont.

Around the Peninsula
Byway corridor planning set Pancake breakfast, auction set to serve Historical society to meet Acting troupe holds membership meeting Museum cleanup set Women invited to take a break

Slow down, lighten the load to give mileage a boost
Whether you drive a gas guzzler or a gas sipper, there are things all vehicles owners can do to improve their mileage and cut costs at the pump.

High gas prices driving people to pawn shops
To pawn or not to pawn, that is the question some central peninsula residents are asking as they dig a little deeper into their pockets in an attempt to pay pump prices that continue to soar.

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Kenai sweeps boroughs
Neither wind nor rain could keep the Kenai Central High School boys and girls teams from claiming the team titles at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Track and Field Meet on Saturday at Skyview High School.

Moose tackle SkyHi
The Palmer girls and boys soccer teams swept Skyview on Friday at Soldotna Middle School.

SoHi softball sweeps Seward
The Soldotna High School softball team picked up a pair of Northern Lights Conference wins against Seward Saturday at Guy Hayes Field in Soldotna.

Boys, girls booters take down SoHi, Seward
The Kenai Central girls and boys soccer teams swept Soldotna on Saturday at Soldotna Middle School in Northern Lights Conference Southern Division action.

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