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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Off limits?
A group of citizens and conservation groups have petitioned the Alaska Department of Natural Resources to declare lands within the Chuitna River watershed as unsuitable for coal mining, a move that conceivably could lead the state to block plans for a major surface coal mine in the region.

Unhappy campers
Campers at the Troy Hodges property near the Soldotna Municipal Airport will have to look for other accommodations if they plan to fish for reds next season. The city purchased the property two weeks ago to expand the airport and will close it to campers next year.

Russian rush: Sanctuary opens Monday
Russian River anglers may have to pinch themselves on Monday morning, because their mid-summer sockeye dream will be a reality.

Flood declaration extended 30 days
At a special meeting Thursday afternoon, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly unanimously approved a 30-day extension to a disaster declaration covering flood-threatened Old Mill Subdivision near Seward.

Campfire to blame for Soldotna blaze
Firefighters at Central Emergency Services and the Division of Forestry believe a campfire started a brush fire near Redoubt Elementary and Soldotna High School Thursday night.

Dennis Leo Brindley
Former Soldotna resident Dennis Leo Brindley died, Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at his Norman, Okla., home. He was 68.

Forest Miller
Longtime Kenai resident Forest Miller died Saturday, June 16, 2007, at his home in Kenai. He was 26.

Extra session taxes public’s resources
Even when the Alaska Legislature meets in its regular session day in and day out from mid-January to mid-May, its actions can be difficult for the not-so-politically inclined to follow. Sure, a few topics get people excited anything having to do with seniors, school funding and the proposed gas line, for example but, for the most part, those government goings-on seem pretty irrelevant unless you’re a politics junkie.

Pigs on the peninsula: Visitors’ trash infuriates residents who do yearly cleanup
Summer is a time for returns. Plants and trees return to a being green and vibrant, birds return to breed and nest, and salmon return from the sea to spawn in local rivers.

Unhinged Alaska
As most of you who follow this insightful column know, I have always dedicated myself to truthful and hard-hitting reporting. This week, I’m sorry to say, I have been stymied by editorial protocol because of a pig.

A woman of substance
Cooper Landing lost one of its own recently.

Around the Peninsula
Father’s Day brunch set Driver safety class scheduled Swim lessons make a splash CPHC to meet CGC test planned Teachers ready to learn Special delivery

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Oilers keep on rolling
After starting the season with four consecutive victories, trailing only once for a half an inning in the season opener, Peninsula Oilers’ manager Aric Thomas wouldn’t mind a challenge.

Twins earn split with Dimond
Jake Lamphier was wearing down.

Weddings
Dukowitz, Hilleary marry in Nikiski Marler, Peterson wed in California

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