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Sunday, July 9, 2006

State drops all charges in gravel pit lawsuit
Charges leveled last year against an Anchor Point gravel pit operator have been dropped.

Soldiers deploy family support
Chuck Garrison usually didn’t share meals with his family. Over the past few months, however, he made it a point to spend more time around the table with his father, Greg, sister, Jenny, and mother, Susan Stockton.

Teen dies in ATV crash in Kenai
A 16-year-old died Friday after his all-terrain vehicle crashed into a large gate blocking road access.

Kasilof River open for more red fishing
User groups calling the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to complain they’re not getting enough opportunities to fish for the large number of sockeye salmon storming the Kasilof River can put down their phones and pick up their rods and dipnets.

Kirk Russell Evans
Sterling resident Kirk Russell Evans died Monday, June 12, 2006, at the Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn. He was 53.

Holden Hollenberg
Holden Hollenberg of Soldotna died Friday, July 7, 2006, from injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Kenai. He was 16.

Jefferson D. 'Jeff' Church
Kenai resident Jefferson D. “Jeff” Church died unexpectedly Friday, July 7, 2006, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 56.

Reeling in a good time: Customer service on fishing trip nets more than a limit of halibut
To borrow from a great bumper sticker I saw in Soldotna, I recently had the pleasure to meet a couple guys who are the kind of people my dog thinks I am.

Snowbirds feather nets at expense of area’s residents
Snowbirds, beware.

Henry, Kolesar plan July wedding
Jessie Elizabeth Henry of Anchorage and Isaac Paul Kolesar of Fort Rich-ardson announce their plans to be married Saturday, July 22, 2006 at Henry’s parents’ home in Sterling.

Around the Peninsula
Progress Days gearing up Kasilof parenting classes offered Swim lessons to make a splash Library seeks for pet photos Legion holds fundraiser Volunteers needed for run Soldotna grads to get together

Hawkins, Gurel marry in Anchorage
Chandra Marie Hawkins of Soldotna and Samuel Eli Gurel of Arkansas were married Sunday, May 14, 2006, in Anchorage. Tom Hansen officiated.

Destructive Hidden Creek Fire sparks ecological diversity in Skilak region
Above the cold, clear water of Skilak Lake, a narrow path known as the Vista Trail winds through a lush thicket of brushy green vegetation and up a hillside where it rewards hikers with panoramic views of the lake and Upper Skilak Lake Campground. A little over 10 years ago, however, hikers would have struggled to find wide-open views on the same hillside.

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Pilots pitchers turn out lights on Oilers
The Anchorage Glacier Pilots defeated the Peninsula Oilers 1-0 Saturday in Alaska Baseball League action at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

Lady Kings kick it up a notch
The Lady Kings competitive softball team, a 14-and-under girls team, was formed this year to give players a chance to play the sport at a level higher than what Little League could offer. The Kings will get a chance to see just how far they’ve come when they travel to Fairbanks next weekend for the state tournament.

Unity Run draws big crowd
A few years ago, Steve Stenga, a runner and a member of the Soldotna Rotary Club, thought it might be a neat idea to have a race from Kenai to Soldotna — something that would bring the two communities together.

New fielders help Oilers
A week ago, Erik Hagstrom was getting ready to join the real world, going to work in Los Angeles. Then the Peninsula Oilers came calling with a better offer.

Birch Ridge leads Kenai at Walker Cup
Birch Ridge had a 7 1/2 to 4 1/2 lead over Kenai Golf Course entering today’s final matches in the Twin Cities Walker Cup at Kenai Golf Course.

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