Thursday, June 22, 2006

Business Briefs
Chambers set schedules Land trust plans kayak, bicycle benefit days Home Depot announces July workshop schedule

Quilting on the Kenai
Events Demonstrations

New-fashioned Quilts
This isn’t your grandmother’s quilting bee.

‘Nacho’ leaves a bad taste
I must preface this review with an admission: I loved “Napoleon Dynamite.”

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What’s Happening
Best Bet Events and Exhibits Entertainment Upcoming Events Films Down the Road Anchorage Events

Art Briefs
Drama camps planned Carving workshops slated Kenai photos wanted July mosaic classes set

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Board of Game decision needs to be shot down
To judge from their recent decisions, we have an Alaska Outdoors Council-controlled Board of Game demonstrating a smug contempt and a Department of Fish and Game exhibiting an incredible arrogance for believing Alaskans want a program in which year after year wolves and eventually bears will be shot from the air or pursued by snowmachines until exhausted all in the name of intensive management, a concept so unworkable that when initially broached in the mid-1990s, F&G testified against it.

Donations help fundraiser rock on
On behalf of the families, staff and individuals of Hope Community Resources Inc., we would like to thank the following businesses for their support of our second annual Rock and Roll for Hope fundraiser: Kaladi Brothers, Coffee Roasters, Grant Aviation, Wells Fargo Bank, Allen and Peterson, Trinity Greenhouse, Blockbuster Video and Body, Mind and Spirit.

Baseball clinic strikes out on expectations
This letter is in response to the free Peninsula Oilers baseball clinic that was held June 9.

Support helps 4-H branch out
The Kenai Peninsula 4-H Leaders Council would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for helping with the annual tree sale. Without help, we would not have been able to hold such a successful sale.

Seniors shine with help of support
We would like to extend a sincere and enthusiastic thank you to the following individuals and businesses who supported the Soldotna High School class of 2006 after-graduation party. Their generous donations of money, prizes, food, time and talent insured that the event was a safe and fun send-off for our graduates.

Writer voices candidate support
As a Democrat, I am at the mercy of the boutique party insiders who offer voters of this great state little more than familiar names and their recycled ideas, which thereby limits unnecessarily the political playing field.

Pebble Mine needs to happen
Northern Dynasty’s proposed Pebble Mine Project would provide a wide array of opportunities to residents of the Iliamna-Newhalen area and to the entire state.

Many make more time for seniors
The Forget-Me-Not Center would like to thank the many people and businesses that support throughout the year what we do to give seniors challenged by health problems an active day. Enormous appreciation goes to First National Bank for generously granting us $4,000 for window blinds and activity equipment. Now people can sit and enjoy their noon meal without being blinded by the low winter sun, and the seniors have several new games to choose from. First National Bank employees also cleaned our garden area and got everything ready for the winter months.

Council gets look at trail project
A number of vehicles pulled off to the side of the road is usually a good indication a wildlife specimen is nearby, but a new project may soon give people a better method of finding wildlife around Kenai.

Soldotna man seriously injured in Sterling wreck
An 18-year-old Soldotna man was ejected from his vehicle and seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident on the Sterling Highway on Tuesday night.

Smolt migrate without help from hatchery
From 2003 to 2005, migrating smolt populations supporting the Kasilof River sockeye fishery grew in size and number, but 2006 could mark a step backward for the smolt populations. The number of smolt found migrating out of the river’s sockeye nursery, Tustumena Lake, hit record highs in 2003 and 2005 and smolt sizes, measured in 2003 and 2004, showed a large increase over long-term averages.

Solstice festival brews up music, dancing
Sometime between the moment the ink hits this page and these words reach your eyes, the days will start getting shorter.

Business takes 'AIMM' at Kenai
A Texas-based industrial pipe- and tank-cleaning company, AIMM Technologies, which conducts business around the world and counts members of Alaska’s petroleum industry among its customers, has established an office in Kenai.

Borough OKs funds for station
Sparks will be flying — welding sparks, that is.

Trip yields big catch
An 11-year-old boy suffering from bone cancer got his wish when the zing of his reel announced he had hooked a king salmon in the Kenai River last week.

Teacher talks take break for summer
With contracts set to expire June 30 and no new pact reached before summer break, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and teacher and support employee associations will continue in a status quo mode until talks resume.

Power outage sends smoke over refinery
A large plume of thick, black smoke could be seen over the Tesoro refinery in Nikiski on Wednesday morning after a power outage forced the plant to flare off hydrocarbons as a safety precaution.

Minnie Graham Keating
Soldotna resident Minnie Graham Keating died Friday, May 19, 2006, in her sleep at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 89.

Claudia Ferguson
Former Soldotna resident Claudia Ferguson died Saturday, June 10, 2006, in Phoenix.

Around the Peninsula
Russian River Sanctuary opens Summer solstice festival jams today Quilting on the Kenai coming up Ninilchik fair needs workers Market space offered to school kids Historians to meet Skyview gears up for dogs Does Chugach Electric owe you money?

Around the Peninsula
Weir tour set for Friday Ninilchik fair needs workers Kids car-seat checks planned Sterling seniors cook up good time Are you curious? Red Cross golf tourney set

Oilers thump Miners to open ABL season
The Peninsula Oilers opened the Alaska Baseball League season with a big win, defeating the Mat-Su Miners 11-2 at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer Wednesday.

Sports Brief
The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions-Circle Track Division hosted races Saturday at Twin Cities Raceway.

Whole new ballgame: Twins struggle in Florida
The American Legion Twins from Kenai opened the 35th annual Firecracker Baseball Tournament, a nationally recognized American Legion tournament, with a 15-5 loss to Winter Springs, Fla.

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