Friday, July 2, 2010

Business Briefs

Chambers set luncheon schedules

New tea shop is a fairy tale
Approaching the Enchanted Forrest Tea Shoppe on Big Eddy Road in Soldotna is like walking into a storybook.

Between runs, cast a fly for trout
Between early and late runs the king salmon fishing might be slow, but hooking trout and halibut has been fast and furious for some anglers.

Celebrating a different millenium
One thousand, a millennium, is that wonderful number we celebrated a decade ago around the world. It mixed awesome celebrations with deep, profound, and mostly sober thoughtfulness on "What does this mean?"

An Outdoor View: Trouble in Spit City
The "Halibut Fishing Capital of the World" has got trouble. Oh, they got trouble with a capital "T," that rhymes with "B," and that stands for "business."

Sen. Begich should be recalled
Good old Begich is still pleased to be shoveling the fiscal hole bigger and deeper.

Enforcement on river should be re-evaluated
Regarding the heavy-handed patrol on the river, (Letter to the Editor, June 25), I would like to commend the by-stander for speaking out about an obvious misuse of power by a Fish and Game officer. So often, people become complacent and just shrug their shoulders as if to say, "What can I do about it anyway?" The angler that was harassed is my son and I'd like to thank this gentleman for showing us all that something can be done and also for coming to his defense and bringing to light that the officer's time wasn't being used to it's best and fullest advantage, which is a total waste of our tax dollars.

Right bite: New 'Twilight' film draws sellouts
The Regal Kambe Theater in Kenai was packed Tuesday night with Kenai Peninsula residents ready to see the third installment in Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse."

Kenai declares emergency bear problem area
The Kenai city manager has declared the area from the eastern municipal boundary extending to a point at approximately Mile 7 of the Kenai Spur Highway to be a bear problem area. The area includes Thompson Park, Beaver Loop and Angler Drive where several incidents involving multiple bears have recently occurred.

'It's a continual struggle': Hunter works to clean up gravel pits
Steve Meyer is trying to maintain the reputation of area hunters by cleaning local gravel pits used for target practice.

New law allows Corps to guard private property
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Alaska District, has received instructions for implementing a new federal law for planning and constructing erosion protection and storm damage reduction projects in Alaska.

4th a big day: Kenai to mark nation, city birthdays
America's local birthday cake -- which will be large enough to feed 2,000 mouths this Sunday -- won't just honor our country. It will also commemorate Kenai's 50th birthday.

Testing the waters just a day's work
On a sunny June day as fly fishermen peered down into the Anchor River searching for salmon, Sue Mauger, a stream ecologist with Cook Inletkeeper, also waded the swift waters. Mauger was on the hunt for something equally precious -- at least to a scientist.

Girls injured in crash
A two-vehicle collision on the Kenai Spur Highway in the middle of town left both vehicles totalled and sent two girls to the hospital late Tuesday afternoon.

Gregory 'Bear' Lynn Dearth
Alaska resident Gregory "Bear" Lynn Dearth died Saturday, June 26, 2010 at home in Kasilof with his family by his side. He was 51.

A skate in the park: Area parks offer boarders a place to skate
Chris Evans skated across the top step of the State Office Building. Evans jumped off and over the black steps and kept his shoes on the board in mid-air. The wheels slammed against the cement and stuttered.

Refuge Notebook: Reed canary grass is marching forward on Peninsula
It may be a damning admission, but I generally don't get very worried about invasive plants, at least in Alaska. I gave up fighting dandelions in the yard years ago and really quite enjoy their fields of yellow blossoms.

Around the Peninsula

Parade, festivities slated

Poll Results: Thinking for yourself
The results of last week's Question of the Week to our readers: "Which helps you most in forming your opinions on political issues?" produced results we found surprising and interesting.

Poet's Corner


Photo Feature: Fueled up

What's Happening

First Thursday

Just for Laughs: Comedienne back in her old stomping ground
At a McDonald's drive-thru in Tennessee, Dawna Kinne orders some dinner for her family.

Art Briefs

Watercolor class slated

Reeling It In: Not great, but not bad either
"Knight and Day"

Church Briefs

Special speaker slated

49ers come back, beat Twins
One of the neat things about baseball is that each game offers an opportunity to witness something that you've never witnessed before.

Birch Ridge Golf Report: Pink Ribbon Rally raises money for breast cancer
The continuous rain on Sunday did not deter 75 women from showing their support and turning out to play in the Pink Ribbon Rally to raise money to support the fight against breast cancer. Besides team prizes, there were a myriad of individual prizes including counting the number of flamingos and flowers in a jar, and closest to the pink ribbon circle.

Sports Brief: Oilers lose 13-inning game
The Peninsula Oilers ended up losing Tuesday's nightcap in the doubleheader, 3-0 in 13 innings. The Miners pitching staff combined to no-hit the Oilers in the game. On Wednesday, the Miners lost to the Anchorage Bucs, while the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks swept a doubleheader from the Anchorage Glacier Pilots. That puts the Oilers in first place in the Alaska Baseball League by a half game with a record of 12-5. Both the Miners, at 12-6, and the Panners, at 10-4, are in second place.

Bird Homestead Golf Report: Much-needed rain leads to slow week at Bird Homestead
Another week of our summer is gone. If you haven't been out yet this summer you are missing great fun. We had the KSRM Radio Group staff out last week playing a scramble. They all seemed to greatly enjoy themselves. We welcome anyone who may want to set up a company function like this. What a great way to blow off a little office steam and spend some fun time with your co-workers. Give us a call and we can help you set something up.

Jeff's call: Oilers face Interior test
On the PGA Tour, the cliche goes that a player can't win the four-day tournament on the first day, but that golfer can lose the tournament on the first day.

Twins, Fairbanks split doubleheader
The American Legion Twins split a doubleheader with the Fairbanks 49ers on Wednesday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

Sports Brief: Twin Cities to host Stock Car Challenge
Twin Cities Raceway will host its second annual Stock Car Challenge on Sunday. The challenge is a 50-lap race and started over 20 stock cars last year. Charley Tegerdine earned $500 last year for winning. This year, the winner of the 50-lap race will pay $1,000, while second will get $300 and third will get $200. Additionally, the highest-placing car that is legal for the A-Stock class will receive a bonus $500.

Fire streak past Oilers
The Peninsula Oilers got their road trip to Fairbanks started off on the wrong foot, losing 12-4 to the Athletes in Action Fire on Thursday at Growden Memorial Park in Fairbanks.

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