Thursday, June 26, 2008

The fur flies for groomer in Soldotna
For a place that caters to four-legged furry animals, Waggin' Tails was strangely quiet on the morning of June 12. Barking dogs could be heard over the hum of clippers, but for the most part they were just waiting their turn at the table where Robin Hogness clipped Rufus the schnauzer.

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Ceremony great, turnout not so much
I want to thank the American soldier defender of freedom and the greater Kenai Peninsula community for presenting the Freedom Salute Ceremony, which was presented April 14 at Soldotna High School.

Cub Scout day makes impact on participants
It's always a wonderful feeling when a community comes together to help put on a quality program for our youth. I would like to extend my warmest thanks to the following people and businesses that supported our 2008 Cub Scout Day Camp: Kyle from Home Depot, Kathy East from the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska, Mary Bell from the Kenai Peninsula College Learning Center, Ben Langham from the Kenai Police Department, the Kenai Fire Department, Larry Hull, Travis from the Impact Area, Save-U-More and the Peninsula Archery Association.

Fundraiser comes together, thanks to many
The family and friends of Nancy Black would like to thank everyone who helped make this fundraiser a huge success by donating prizes, gifts and attending the fundraiser May 26 at the VFW in Soldotna. All your generosity greatly helped toward meeting the needs for Nancy's medical bills and treatment expenses.

Russian River sanctuary opens
Anglers finding sockeye fishing on the upper Kenai River a little too crowded will be able to spread out a bit more starting today. The Russian River sanctuary opens to sport fishing at 8 a.m. this morning.

Tesoro, watershed forum team up for creek restoration
Tesoro employee Peter Ribbens stood in ankle-deep water snipping the twine on bunches of willow branches. A few feet away from him, several of his colleagues scooped out dirt and debris while others used sod rolls to rebuild the stream bank.

Supreme Court slashes Valdez damage award
The morning of March 24, 1989, is a date Alaskans remember.

Around the Peninsula

UCIDA meeting slated

Art Briefs

Fair guide ready

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Comedy offers 'Smart' entertainment
"Get Smart"

Miners edge Oilers again
Peninsula Oilers manager Tom Myers isn't discouraged.

Birch Ridge Golf Report: What an awesome community
I'm sure you already know that we live in an awesome community with a generous spirit surpassed by none. That was evident again this past weekend at the Birch Ridge Golf Course. I usually try to instill a little lightheartedness in my weekly reports and although I write these words with a smile on my face, I feel compelled to use this limited space to instead brag on this wonderful community we live in.

Twins sweep Bartlett
The American Legion Twins continued to shake off their slow start by sweeping Bartlett on Wednesday in Anchorage.

Fun Run Results announced
The Family Fun in the Midnight Sun Run, held in Nikiski on Saturday, had four winners in the two different races.

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