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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

World Series was a ball
Frontier Community Services held it sixth annual World Series Baseball Event on June 27 at the Kenai Little League fields. Many thanks to the families and friends of our consumers who traveled from Valdez, Homer and Seward as well as the numerous Kenai Peninsula community members who attended our event. It was an incredible day and we sincerely appreciate everyone's efforts in making it happen.

Kenai senior groups appreciate help with fundraiser
Kenai Senior Connection Inc. would like to send a big thank you to all involved with our Fourth of July fundraiser in support of the Kenai Senior Center. It was a huge success.

Support makes Rally for the Cure a success
Committee members would like to thank the 87 women golfers who participated in the fourth annual Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament sponsored by the Birch Ridge Golf Association on June 28.

Kasilof blackout: Community loses power for 12 hours
There are minor power outages and then there is what occurred in the Cohoe Loop area on Sunday night, as a blackout lasting more than 12 hours left residents in the dark with freezers full of fish thawing and milk in the fridge souring.

Shanta Creek fire grows slowly
As the cool Sunday morning temperatures began to rise in the early evening, the relative humidity dropped and the Shanta Creek fire began showing signs of activity. Fire behavior increased in pockets of the fire's perimeter heavily populated with beetle kill, in particular on the southeast and northeast sides.

Sterling Highway crossing may become safer in Soldotna
It soon may be a little less daunting to cross the Sterling Highway in Soldotna thanks in part to action taken by the city council Wednesday night.

Dipnet downer: Kenai River dipnet fishery opens; weekend starts off slow
Dipnetting began on the Kenai River this past weekend, and while both crowds and catch rates were down for the opener, those that did wet a net weren't disappointed.

Summer library opens for Sterling students
When a retired school teacher recently learned the Sterling Elementary School library is closed during the summer, she was alarmed.

School district to lay out $5.6 million in stimulus spending
School board members tonight are slated to get a look at how the district plans to spend $5.6 million in stimulus funds.

Cook Inlet oil back online: Cook Inlet Pipe Line Company, Chevron shoot for mid-August restart date
Cook Inlet Pipe Line Company announced Monday it plans to resume operations at its Drift River Terminal and Trading Bay facilities by mid- August, which have been shut down for several months due to the eruption at Mount Redoubt.

Shanta Creek fire still growing: Fire managers to meet with Funny River folks
Fire managers will meet with Funny River Road residents tonight to provide an update on the Shanta Creek wildfire, which has burned more than 13,000 acres of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge between Tustumena Lake and the community of Funny River.

Mason Dale Abbott
Longtime Alaskan and Kenai resident Mason Dale Abbott died June 26, 2009 in Kenai. He was 64.

Leo Arnold Thornton
Longtime Ninilchik resident Leo Arnold Thornton died Thursday, July 9, 2009, at home. He was 82.

Around the Peninsula

FASD workshop set

Around the Peninsula

Carnival, spaghetti feed set

Around the Peninsula

MediCare to be discussed today

Fancy that!
Fancy just loves the great weather we are having! Fancy is 1-year-old and belongs to the Flake family of Soldotna.

Pretty dogs, pretty flowers
Shown left to right, Zoe, Mocha, Glory and Cole. Zoe and Cole are shelties, owned by Janice Coker of Homer and Mocha and Glory are Australian Shepherds, owned by Debora Donahue of Happy Valley.

Follow the leader
Sarah Brown of Anchorage leads her dog, Twist, a flat-coated retriever, during a conformation event on Sunday, as part of the Kenai Kennel Club hosted American Kennel Club dog show held this past weekend.

Panners find a way to topple Oilers: Alaska increases ABL winning streak to 5 despite depleted lineup
The resourceful Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks increased their Alaska Baseball League winning streak to five Sunday, defeating the Peninsula Oilers 3-2 at Coral Seymour Memorial Park.

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