Saturday, June 9, 2007

Dilley embezzlement trial pushed back
The criminal trial of the Salamatof Seafoods bookkeeper accused of embezzling $154,000 from the Kenai firm and two other companies for which she kept books has been pushed back at least one week.

Moose calves bring bear peace
The arrival of moose calves typically means a decrease in nuisance bear activity, and this year is no exception.

In the wake of new river regs
After 30 years of boating on the Kenai River, Brian Bell’s days may be numbered. Under new regulations currently awaiting a signature by the lieutenant governor, Bell will have to get rid of his 35 horsepower two-stroke engine by 2010.

Kenai Council may foot bill for cabin relocation
To give more people a chance to have a look into Kenai’s past, the Kenai Historical Society has paved the way for four cabins and some cannons to be relocated in the city’s Old Town section.

Kenai man eluding police hit by car
A Kenai man fled from police and into traffic on the Kenai Spur Highway on Saturday, where a car hit him.

Cody Julian Mack
Former Kenai resident Cody Julian Mack died Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Saint Vincent Healthcare Center in Billings, Mont., after a short illness. He was 72.

Outdoor Briefs
Heritage horse ride saddles up Weed pullers wanted

Burning peat: a good source of energy and a firefighter’s nightmare
Back in September of 2005, my wife and I traveled to Ireland to celebrate our 25th anniversary and to explore some of her family’s ancestral roots. Some of you might recall I shared some of our experiences from that trip in the Refuge Notebook of Nov. 4, 2005.

Increasing salmon count leading to increased success
The early run of king salmon is steadily increasing everywhere, and catch rates are corresponding with the increasing number of fish.

Photo feature: Life at low tide
A sea anemone's tentacles emerge into a tidal pool during a large minus tide on Bishop's Beach in Homer last month.

Moose encounter a close call
My grandson, Logan, begged to follow me on my morning jaunt around the World Trail by Kenai’s Oiler baseball field. He was jumping on puff balls while I forged ahead in Kathy-Smith-Walk-Your-Fat-Off style, and he was soon a good distance behind.

Around the Peninsula
Golf tourney set to swing Community run ready to go River festival set to flow

Religion Briefs
Fundraiser on a mission Matrix church to meet Guest speakers set for United Methodist Guest missionary to speak Vacation Bible schools slated Annual Wings of Eagles conference set

Jesus, Holy Spirit map successful life changes
The longer we live the more we come to understand that get-rich-quick schemes are not what they promise; there are no free lunches and anything worth having is worth working hard enough to obtain it.

Wanted: sunshine
You know what they say about May showers bringing June flowers. We have the flowers planted, now we’re just waiting on the sunshine and warmth.

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