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Monday, June 14, 2010

Accidents happen; goal should be to correct problem
These are the two Gulf Spill "Statuses" being passed by Facebook users: "So where are all the "Save the Gulf" concerts? Where are the TV benefits with celebrities and musicians giving heart felt speeches on the poor fisherman, wildlife, beaches, loss of income and sabotaged gulf economy? I find it rather strange how these people are so quick to help Haiti, other countries in disaster and Hurricane Katrina victims, but not for this one. Just the facts. Repost if you agree "

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.

After years of fun, Peninsula machinist selling 1930 Ford
The antique Ford sitting on Mission Avenue may be leaving the Peninsula, but not before a local machinist had some fun with it.

'Tri the Kenai' brings triathlon back to Peninsula
Before entering Sunday's triathlon, Donny Joachim thought, "It's local, I'm local. I might as well try it." But that nonchalant attitude would prove difficult to maintain.

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.

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.

Consulting firm agrees to pay state $500M after malpractice
Alaska officials announced late Friday that they'd won a record actuarial malpractice settlement from a consulting firm they say knowingly gave bad advice to the Alaska Retirement Management Board, costing the state billions.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

East sweeps Twins
The American Legion Twins were swept by East on Sunday in a doubleheader in Anchorage. The Twins lost the seven-inning games 6-5 and 14-8 to fall to 3-3 in the league and 4-8 overall.

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

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.

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.

Twin-bill sweep ends Oilers win streak
The Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks swept a doubleheader from the Peninsula Oilers on Sunday in Alaska Baseball League play at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

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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