Sunday, June 11, 2006

Baiting early run interest
On Saturday, fishing for early run king salmon got a little easier. Due to adequate fish runs and low harvest levels, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued an emergency order Friday allowing fishermen to use bait from the mouth of the river to 100 yards downstream of the confluence of the Moose and Kenai Rivers. The order went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

Bird flu fight comes to Kenai
The Alaska Division of Public Health believes the country could have a pandemic soon.

River festival entertains, educates to benefit river
The Kenai River is the flowing life-blood of the Kenai Peninsula’s beating heart and at no time is this more obvious than during the annual Kenai River Festival.

Fishermen, dog OK following nearly half hour in inlet water
Fifty-year-old Rodney Seaman has been in blizzards and been out in the cold of winter before, but he’s never been as cold as he was for the 20-30 minutes he spent in Cook Inlet wondering if he would be rescued.

James Olaf Russell
Former Clam Gulch resident James Olaf Russell died Thursday, May 18, 2006, in Billings, Mont. He was 88.

Joey Ward
Soldotna resident Joey Ward died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 43.

Edgar Lewis Jackson
Longtime Alaskan Edgar Lewis Jackson died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 87.

Terri Renay Allain
Kasilof resident Terri Renay Allain died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 38.

Festival is chance to give support to the Kenai River
You don’t have to be a fisherman to be tied to the Kenai River. Whether it’s appreciated for its scenic beauty, recreation opportunities or the economic benefits it brings to the central Kenai Peninsula, the river has hooked a place in many hearts.

United Way campaign shows area is wealthy in community spirit
Festival attendance is a good way to measure community spirit. Another is how generous members of the community are in supporting neighbors who are less fortunate than themselves.

10 years and counting: Times, locations have changed, but being smitten hasn’t
Yesterday I was sitting at my desk in front of a large window, staring down Main Street wondering what to write my column about.

Around the Peninsula
Golf tourney fundraiser set Hawaiian luau fundraiser planned Golf tourney slated Art, music festival set

Going buggy
Every year salmon swim up the Kenai River to spawn and their ocean-fattened bodies die, delivering a bounty of nutrients to life in the Kenai River. But the salmon would not feed the river if the river did not first feed the salmon.

Weddings
Bingham, Lucente marry in Oregon Bossert, Weber plan wedding Larson, Parrish announce engagement Musgrove, Titus marry in Kenai Grosgebauer, Parrish plan July wedding

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Oilers pitch shutout
The Peninsula Oilers did what it too to win Saturday, getting solid pitching and timely hitting to beat the visiting Stockton, Calif., Senators 3-0 at Coral Seymour Memorial Park.

Field of 58 runs for Kenai River
Tommy Honer and Elisabeth Habermann were the overall individual winners Saturday at the Run for the River in Kenai.

Sports Briefs
The American Legion Twins fell to 2-4 on the season after dropping two games Saturday to Chugiak in Anchorage.

Showing ’em how it’s done
Thad Johnson is in his third season as a coach with the Peninsula Oilers, his first as head coach. In each of the past three years, the Oilers have found themselves a bit short-staffed to start the season and coaches have stepped in to fill holes in the lineup until a few more players arrive.

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