Sunday, June 29, 2008

Galvin: Don't get 'cute' with AGIA
The governor's commissioner of revenue told legislators Thursday not to get "cute" about the possibility of issuing a natural gas pipeline license to TransCanada, then trying to support a competing project.

Nikiski residents protest restricted access to Nikishka Beach Road
Since before statehood, Karen McGahan has frequented Nikishka Beach every summer. She's watched five generations of her family search for agates, fly kites and roast marshmallows on the beach.

Exxon plaintiffs updated
Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision earlier this week, local stakeholders received information in Kenai on Saturday regarding the status of the Exxon Valdez oil spill litigation. Brian O'Neill, a Minneapolis, Minn., attorney with the firm Faegre and Benson, spoke candidly to the plaintiffs he represented.

Public demands in-state gas now
Most members of the public who testified during the second half of the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act legislative road show in Soldotna on Thursday argued that Alaska gas should benefit Alaskans first, but Soldotna resident Greg Dyer thought differently.

Ruth Braden
Soldotna resident Ruth Braden died Thursday, June 26, 2008 at Central Peninsula Hospital with her family at her side. She was 77.

Mathias 'Matt' Walter Johnson
Longtime Kasilof resident Mathias "Matt" Walter Johnson died unexpectedly Monday, June 23, 2008 from a heart attack while he was in his favorite chair at home. He was 64.

Kids' help with tree house construction may take some time
Get the kids involved by giving them a job. Make them feel like they're a part of the project.

Governor's proposal best one -- so far
If somebody's got a better idea, let's hear it now.

Making changes and saying goodbye to friends
We have always prided ourselves on being your community paper, and that will never change. However, sometimes the way we go about bringing you the news has to.

Around the Peninsula

God, country rally planned

2 forfeit wins keep Twins on the rise
The American Legion Twins continued to pile up wins Saturday when East forfeited both of the games that were supposed to be played at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

Aliotti acclimates to swinging lumber
As strange as it sounds, Anthony Aliotti had never before handled a wood bat.

2008: A Spaceman Odyssey
"Hey, Mr. Spaceman, won't you please take me along for a ride." -- The Byrds

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