Community effort helps raise students
I would like to thank individual groups for their commitment to education and to kids in the Nikiski area. Without this support, Nikiski North Star Elementary would not be the huge success it is. Thank you, for helping us to shine!
ACT saving voters from themselves, or their money?
And then comes ACT, the Alliance of Concerned Taxpayers. By their most recent solicitation they could be the Alliance to Confuse Taxpayers, or by their rhetoric, the Alliance to Create Turmoil. The latest campaign strategy should be familiar to anyone with a mailbox.
Strong run means more ‘four’ anglers
Russian River anglers are seeing even more red than usual not because they’re mad, but because they can keep even more sockeye salmon for the next few weeks.
Photo feature: Attention all sewn up in annual quilt show
Julie Parizek and Sally Stribling admire handiwork on display in the school's multipurpose room. Photo by M. Scott Moon
Vaccine is best protection against virus, even though it hasn’t hit here
Despite a recent outbreak of 17 cases of rabies in at least six villages across Western Alaska, officials say the Kenai Peninsula has little reason to be concerned about the virus making its way here.
Kenai council on call waiting
A Kenai ordinance that would have allowed city council members to attend up to eight meetings a year by phone was sent back to the drawing board Wednesday night.
Residents seek safer burn site
Cohoe Loop Road residents have found a silver lining in the dark, ashy smoke cloud created by last month’s 67-acre blaze.
BP review lays out world energy future
Oil prices today aren’t as high today in real terms as they were during the crisis of the late 1970s, but they’re getting close.
Alarm saves elderly woman from house fire
A year ago, as part of a home safety inspection program, the Kenai Fire Department installed smoke detectors in a woman’s house on Walker Lane.
Woman may foot bill for Kasilof fire
The woman accused of starting a 67-acre wildfire in Kasilof last month is reportedly facing firefighter response charges of $60,000.
Hey, it’s OK to be tourists
From the moment the first sign of green or brown peeks through the snow, it doesn’t take long for most central Kenai Peninsula minds to turn to one thought: fishing.
Mystery of Capt. Brandt
A quiet group of folks tromped through dense forest on a primitive trail to attend a memorial for a man they had never met. The group, 62 people in all, gathered around the gravesite of a mysterious Dutch sea captain who died 109 years earlier.
Fur farming was significant in Alaska, where in the early 1800s Russians started the practice of releasing fox on islands. If the fox multiplied they could be trapped. After the Civil War, market demand for fur surpassed production from trapping. Fur farms responded to this economic opportunity. Mink farms sprang up in the states and fox farms grew in Alaska. The Alaska Commercial Company stocked islands near the Pribilofs with fox in 1886. By 1901 there were 30 islands in Alaska where fox were raised.
Morgan Marie Mize and Chad Eric Aldridge were married Saturday, June 3, 2006, at Lower Skilak Lake Campground in Sterling. Ron Aldridge, father of the groom, conducted the ceremony.
Around the Peninsula
Center offers domestic violence infoLibrary to sell used booksHospital board to meetTeen Center offers summer campLibrary seeks pet photosDoes Chugach Electric owe you money?
Students named to honor rollSoldotna student leads way to D.C.Potton flying high with Air Force
Around the Peninsula
Blood bank seeks donors Treasure seekers Bible school meets KCHS reunion set for Friday Drifters group to hold member meeting Sterling seniors hold Christmas in July Parenting class set
Photo feature: At the core of learning
On May 25, the Kenaitze Indian Tribe SDPI Diabetes Prevention Program team celebrated its first group of participants at the KIT/Salamatof Educational Fishery net in Kenai.
Peninsula legislators don’t expect gov.’s oil tax measure to pass
Peninsula state lawmakers say there is little chance the new special session Gov. Frank Murkowski has called for will bring results to the governor’s liking.
Twins continue to have trouble in Florida
The American Legion Twins trip to Florida continues to be a learning experience as the Kenai squad dropped a pair of games to Florida teams at the Firecracker Tournament in DeLand.
Local Sports Briefs
State motocross results posted Fowler, Hackett post top times at NBHA event
Oilers drop 2 league games on road
The Peninsula Oilers dropped a pair of Alaska Baseball League games Friday and Saturday to the Anchorage Glacier Pilots at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage.
Oilers’ slide reaches four
The Peninsula Oilers dropped their fourth straight decision Monday, falling 2-1 to the Mat-Su Miners.
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