Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Kenai family rolls their way to Minnesota
Hannah Kjeldson doesn’t consider herself much of a bowler.

Seal pup gets lifesaving lift
A number of bald eagles were circling overhead.

Ferry project gets federal, state grants
A project to create daily ferry service linking remote villages on the south side of Kachemak Bay to Homer and the highway system got some good news this week.

Cab driver stabbed on Sterling Highway
A 19-year-old man taking a cab from Anchorage to Homer, stabbed his driver just south of Soldotna on Tuesday after the driver asked him for payment.

Parade brings out more than red,white, blue
Locals rebelled the conventional and let their individual colors fly on Independence Day on Tuesday, as they hopped, danced and wheeled themselves through the streets of Kenai.

Clinton D. Thurmond
Longtime Anchor Point resident Clinton D. Thurmond died Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at his home surrounded by family. He was 81.

Russell Alan McLaren
Longtime Soldotna resident Russell Alan McLaren died Thursday, June 29, 2006, at his home after a battle with cancer. He was 48.

Fred J. Mamaloff
Lifelong Kenai resident and Alaska Native Fred J. Mamaloff died Friday, June 30, 2006, in Anchorage after a long illness. He was 79.

Russian River a time bomb: Fish carcasse removal would help reduce bear encounters
Once again, bears are in conflict with people on the Russian and upper Kenai rivers. These bears are so well-fed that theft of a fish, camp cooler or backpack is usually done by bravado, not by force. But that’s small consolation to anyone terrified by a bear or who accidentally spooks a bear, evoking violent defense. Even innocent bystanders like Dan Bigley can be mauled.

Skyview’s Romig takes junior title; Knight 3rd in men’s race
Brad Precosky was bloodied — but not beaten. Cedar Bourgeois simply breezed.

Twins drop game at Big Fish tourney
The American Legion Post 20 Twins of Kenai sure aren’t making things easy on themselves.

Oilers defeat Fire
The Peninsula Oilers saved their best for last.

Lions host Sprint Car Challenge
The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions - Circle Track Division hosted the Sprint Car Challenge at Twin Cities Raceway on Saturday and Sunday.

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