Sunday, June 13, 2010

New interest in Inlet oil, gas
Apache Corp., a major U.S. independent oil and gas company, is interested in purchasing a large block of state offshore leases in Cook Inlet now held by Escopeta Corp., a small Houston-based independent.

Photo feature: Celebrating the Kenai River
Braxton Fischer, 6, makes short work of an ear of roasted corn Saturday at the Kenai River Festival and the Rockin' the River Concerts at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna.

Harley Davidson rally rolls across Peninsula
Black leather glistened and bandannas whipped across the Peninsula this Friday during the Alaska Harley Owners Group 17th annual rally, the first on the Kenai.

City tweaks airport leases
Anybody who leases space at the Soldotna Municipal Airport will be paying more from now on, after a decision by the Soldotna City Council Wednesday night.

Catch, release for Kenai River king salmon
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Saturday opened the Kenai River king salmon fishery to catch-and-release fishing between the mouth and the Soldotna bridge. King salmon between 20 and 55 inches long must be released immediately, without removing the fish from the water.

Arvilla Rae Metcalf
A memorial service and celebration of life for former Nikiski resident Arvilla Rae Metcalf will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the Church of the Nazarene, Mile 18 of the Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski. A potluck dinner will follow.

We are so much more than a good place to fish
Not good news so far this month if you love to fish for kings.

Around the Peninsula

Webinar details sea ice, walrus outlook tool

Magill, Fortney marry in Las Vegas
Ashley Magill and Richard Fortney were married at Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas on May 1, 2010.


Funny River

New car angst
For the last several years, my wife delicately kept hinting that she would appreciate having a new car to pilot to work. Her '95 Explorer was working just fine and had no major issues such as running on two cylinders and back firing like a major firefight in Afghanistan. The power train didn't sound or act like a partially disabled tank and the four-wheel drive blasted it through snowdrifts like a state snowplow on steroids.

Oilers prevail in 10th
Patrick Wisdom only needed a single. But he smacked a double anyway.

Reimer, Holly repeat Run for River triumphs
Adam Reimer hasn't raced in the Kenai Watershed Forum's Run for the River in three years. Turns out the hiatus had an effect -- he got faster.

Locals keep on rolling
The Peninsula Oilers made quick work of the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks on Saturday, winning 1-0 at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in an Alaska Baseball League game that lasted two hours.

Recycling begets locker room
For the first time in program history, the Peninsula Oilers have a place to escape the bitter wind that has been known to rip across Coral Seymour Memorial Park.

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