Sunday, June 18, 2006

Gov. hopeful out to halt fisheries rationalization
Rep. Eric Croft, Democratic candidate for governor, on Tuesday called for a moratorium on further fisheries rationalization in Alaska, and asked the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council to conduct a study of the effects of the current programs.

Cow crossed road 85 times in January
A project devoted to reducing moose-vehicle collisions was recently hit with bad news when one of the 30 cow moose in the study was struck by a vehicle in the research area along the Sterling Highway.

Cruise ship tax, campaign finance face primary vote
Voters in Alaska’s Aug. 22 primary election will be asked to consider two propositions, one concerning political contributions; the other taxing cruise ships.

Council mulls $400,000 price tag for paving
Why is it that a private developer can get a street paved for $38,000 when it costs the city of Soldotna $400,000?

Wilma Ailene Lind
Seward resident Wilma Ailene Lind died at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage on Wednesday, June 7, 2006. She was 96.

Victor A. Segura Sr.
Longtime Kenai resident Victor A. Segura Sr. died Friday, June 16, 2006, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 64.

Robert Craig Shultz
Soldotna resident Robert Craig Shultz died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at his home. He was 56.

Charles David ‘Chip’ Mansfield
Longtime Soldotna resident Charles David “Chip” Mansfield died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 34.

Laughter is the best medicine for life in Alaska
Alaska is ripe for humor. In a place where we eat our roadkill and breakup is an entire season, not just something you suffer through once in a while following a misguided comment about the futility of diet ice cream, you have to be able to laugh at life. Either that, or go insane.

Peninsula needs brand name
In an effort to provide focus for the Kenai Peninsula’s diverse marketing and economic development endeavors, the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council is launching its Branding the Kenai Peninsula project.

Take the higher ground: Sometimes desire for achievement overshadows being human
“Why did you go up there to die?” the man asked of the rescued mountain climber. “I didn’t go up there to die, I went up there to live,” he replied.

Nikiski grandpa has no end of tales to tell
Grandpas always seem to have big, strong hands that kind of swallow up those of their little grandchildren. There’s no limit to the amount of time they have for their kids and grandkids, and no shortage of adventure stories from “back in the old days.”

Weddings: Howatt, Spoonts marry in Homer
Cheyenne Gail Howatt of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada and Kelly Jack Spoonts of North Kenai were married Friday, June 2, 2006 in Homer.

Cookbook caters to McDonald’s, KFC cravings
AMARILLO, Texas — If you get a hankering for fries from McDonald’s, want to pick up some KFC for picnics or stop by Starbucks for a Mocha Frappuccino Blended Coffee on Monday mornings, you might like a cookbook that helps you do it yourself.

Around the Peninsula
Clarion looking for barbecuers Smolt ID workshop set Kenai swim times scheduled Quilting on the Kenai coming up Sterling seniors cook up good time Red Cross golf tourney set

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Rain can’t stop Oilers
Somewhere in between, around and through Friday’s showers, the Peninsula Oilers managed to get in a pair of games with the Beatrice, Neb., Bruins.

Midnight Sun hosts regatta on lake in Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
The Alaska Midnight Sun Rowing Association picked a pretty good venue for its first race, hosting the Anchorage Rowing Association and Kenai Crewsers Rowing Club for the Icebreaker Regatta Saturday on Hidden Lake in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

Motocross decides to ride in reverse
The wrong way is now the right way at the motocross track at Twin Cities Raceway.

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