Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer is the time to set sale: Fishing for garage sale bargains a popular peninsula pastime
While many wait for the weekend to take out the boat to do some fishing on Cook Inlet, there are numerous others who also look forward to "saling" on Saturdays and Sundays, but their hobby has nothing to do with watercrafts or waterways.

Sterling Highway to get safety corridor label
In making the long drive to or from Anchorage, many motorists may feel their eyelids getting heavy during a portion of the trip. Some drivers may also exceed the speed limit to get home quicker. And moose crossing the roadway are a frequent occurrence.

Atlantic seal virus found in Kachemak Bay otters
A virus previously seen only in Atlantic Ocean seals has been identified in Alaska sea otters, including three dead otters found in Kachemak Bay from 2005-2007. In a paper published this month in the Centers for Disease Control's "Emerging Infectious Diseases," phocine distemper virus was documented in dead and live otters tested by biologists studying an unusual mortality event among Alaska sea otters.

Photo feature: Good day, sunshine
A robin basks in mottled light in Kenai during the Summer Solstice on Sunday. The length of daylight was 19 hours, 5 minutes, 7 seconds.

Brent Thomas Rohr
Kenai resident Brent Thomas Rohr died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, in Kenai of cardiac arrest. He was 32.

Around the Peninsula

Kenai pool sets summer hours

Twins split with East: Kohler tosses a gem vs. Thunderbirds in 1st game
The American Legion twins split a doubleheader with East Anchorage on Saturday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park, winning the first game 2-1 before losing the second game 12-0.

After messy start, Twins split with West
Mitchell Thompson was the poster boy for the fate of the American Legion Twins on Sunday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park.

Michel gets back in driver's seat: Defending B-Stock champion comes from back of pack to take Main Event
This is what Charley Michel had been missing.

Oilers get 1st ABL win
The Peninsula Oilers picked up their first Alaska Baseball League win of the year on Sunday, splitting a doubleheader with the Anchorage Bucs at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage.

Pilots topple Oilers
The Peninsula Oilers dropped their Alaska Baseball League opener 7-6 on Friday to the Anchorage Glacier Pilots at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage.

Royer, Weisz announce nuptials
Danielle Royer of Newport Center, Vt., and David Allen Weisz Jr., of Kenai plan to marry Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, in Newport.

Washburn, Strouf announce nuptials
Sarah Washburn and Steven Strouf of Soldotna plan to marry Saturday, July 25, 2009, in an afternoon outdoor ceremony at the home of the bride-to-be's mother.

Goodman, Chilton to marry
Julian Goodman of Wasilla and Jamie Chilton of Soldotna plan to marry in an evening ceremony Saturday, July 18, 2009, at their home.

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