June marks several changes in Alaska. Salmon enter the rivers in greater numbers, wildflowers begin to bloom in abundance and miniature versions of the states’ largest ungulate begin to show up seemingly everywhere.
Home, moose victims of fire
The charred and smoking remains of a Sterling house stood starkly against a clear blue sky Friday morning, after a raging fire blazed through it.
Kasilof fire station could be built by fall
A fire station in Kasilof is set to take another step toward becoming a reality when the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets June 6.
Making strides in cancer fight
While some may find it difficult to understand the association between cancer and a weekend of full festivities, this weekend’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life at Skyview High School made it very clear.
Peninsula candidates off, running
Candidates seeking state offices reached their filing deadline Thursday afternoon, and the final list included hopefuls for three House and one Senate seat from Kenai Peninsula districts.
Kyle D. Hayes
Kyle D. Hayes of Dayton, Wash., died Sunday, May 28, 2006, at the Dworshak Reservoir, Little Bay near Orofino, Idaho. He was 12 .
Robin Kay Notter
Soldotna resident Robin Kay Notter died Friday, June 2, 2006, at her home in Soldotna. She was 48.
James Warren Blanning
Longtime Alaskan and Kenai resident James Warren Blanning died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Heritage Place in Soldotna surrounded by his wife and children. He was 84.
Jesse "Gordon" Swain
Former Kenai resident Jesse “Gordon” Swain died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, in Tacoma, Wash., from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was 56.
Longtime Ninilchik resident Doris Brody died Wednesday, May 13, 2006, at Main Street Assisted Living Homer in Homer, where she resided since Sept. 1, 2005. She was 84.
Don’t forget the sunscreen: Life advice: Don’t overreach, but don’t let others kill your dreams, either
So column time has come again.
Talk to candidates now or gripe about politicians later
With all the talk about the gas pipeline contract and the frenzy that goes along with the start of summer, it’s easy to overlook what an important election year it is. Alaskans will be electing a governor and lieutenant governor later this year. Congressman Don Young will be running for re-election. Ten state Senate seats are up for election, as are all 40 House seats.
Whitney, Powell to marry
Kimberly Dawn Whitney and Brian Christopher Powell plan to be married Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, at the home of the bride-to-be’s uncle and aunt, Stephen and Pamela Mersch.
Paintballers aim for a permanent peninsula home
In a salvage yard next to the Sterling Highway on a sunny Saturday afternoon, a dilapidated 1970s-era crane truck with a faded powder blue paint job and rust around its deflated tires stands riddled with neon green splatter marks.
Around the Peninsula
Kids club to meet Community pandemic flu seminar slated Peace group to meet Lacrosse club seeks members Swim lessons to make a splash
Twins open season with a split
The American Legion Twins opened up their 2006 season by splitting a pair of games with Service on Saturday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.
Lacrosse club seeks members Hockey school comes to Soldotna Dates for Homer physicals announced
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