Sunday, June 24, 2007

Trash talk at Kasilof fishery
While many look forward to the personal-use fishery at the mouth of the Kasilof River, some who live in the area dread the annual occurrence due to the damage done to the environment and the debris that will be left behind.

Kenai backs public review of Pebble mine project
A resolution supporting Northern Dynasty’s Pebble Mine project drew opposition from a half dozen people attending Wednesday’s Kenai City Council meeting, causing the council to tweak the wording a bit before passing the measure.

Caribou Hills fire rages on despite more air support, firefighters
Tim Osmar raced from an artesian pool to his cabins outside Ninilchik with five-gallon buckets of water in a desperate bid to keep the flames at bay when he crashed his four-wheeler. Battling the blaze since 11 p.m. Thursday night, he shattered his ankle and broke his leg and had to wait until 4 p.m. Friday when his parents were able to get him out of there.

Shayna Marie Pritchard
Former Nikiski resident Shayna Marie Pritchard died Friday, June 15, 2007, in Colorado. She was 18.

Standing on top of the world: Denali climb worrisome, but quite an accomplishment
Even though June isn’t over, it has been an extraordinary month.

Bridge woes: Time has come to drive forward
Motorists have been approaching Monday’s scheduled opening of the new Kenai River bridge in Soldotna as they’ve been approaching the bridge construction site itself — warily.

Motherfessions Tales from the ’Hood
Disclaimer: Jacki Michels says that her husband truly has a heart of gold and she is sure he would rescue her from any bear, be it brown or be it black. She further asserts that any heart failures caused by the discovery of unusually large nuggets in the Kenai/Anchorage area are indeed not her fault.

Around the Peninsula
Parent education continues Swim lessons make a splash Craft sale set Fair exhibit guides available

Fighting for control
A thunderhead of thick smoke loomed over Caribou Hills on Friday. Firefighters clad in green and yellow nomex and hardhats waited at the staging area off Oil Well Road to be called into action. Red and yellow Canadian Duck planes dipped below the trees, scooped up Deep Creek water and soared back to the fire. Not a mile distant flames torched a dead spruce in a flash of orange and a plume of black smoke.

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Twins split with South
The American Legion Twins split a doubleheader with South Anchorage on Saturday in Anchorage, losing the first game 10-2 while winning the second game 5-3.

Oilers push streak to 10
There’s no rocket science involved, just simple chemistry.

Every, Roberts marry in ice hotel
Amanda Marie Every and Kenneth Ray Roberts Jr. were married Saturday, April 7, 2007, in a noon ceremony at the ice museum at Chena Hot Springs Resort. George Root officiated.

Marler, Peterson wed in California
Kari Marler and Michael Peterson of San Diego were married Saturday, March 3, 2007, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints San Diego Temple. The couple was sealed by Kari’s grandfather, Don Marler.

Blakeley, Poland marry in Sterling
Molly Blakeley and Aaron Poland of Sterling were married in an evening ceremony Saturday, March 24, 2007, at the bride’s father’s home in Sterling. The father of bride, Norm Blakeley, conducted the service.

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