Monday, July 17, 2006

School lunch off the menu for Hope, Moose Pass kids
Merchants in Hope and Moose Pass may see brown paper bag sales climb this year, following a decision to end the school lunch program at two Kenai Peninsula schools.

Testing proves fish was farmed
A genetics test has identified a fish caught near Kasilof as the first documented Atlantic salmon caught in Cook Inlet, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game reported Friday.

K-Beach paving ready to roll
What: Road shoulders will be widened and road will be paved from the Sterling Highway intersection in Kasilof to the Bridge Access Road intersection in Kenai.

Jack-up rig to arrive in inlet by end of year
For about three years, Escopeta Oil Co. has been trying to get a jack-up rig to the Kenai Peninsula.

Cohoe slashes fire risk
Residents living along Cohoe Loop Road are fired up to know that their neighborhood will soon be less combustible.

Teen on trip fit for a king
The 15-year-old boy’s name is Michael Romeo, but perhaps he should change it to Harry Houdini or David Copperfield after what he did Saturday morning.

KPC set to build on state money
Now that Kenai Peninsula College has a capital budget for the first time in 20 years, people with disabilities will find it easier to access faculty and everyone on campus should have no problem finding a good drink of water.

Beverly Kay Faulkner
Longtime Kenai resident Beverly Kay Faulkner died Saturday, July 8, 2006, at her home in Kenai. She was 59.

Heidi Penttila
Soldotna resident Heidi Penttila died Monday, July 10, 2006, in China. She was 45.

Vicki Lynn LaFleur
Longtime Soldotna resident Vicki Lynn LaFleur died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at her home in Soldotna. She was 49.

Keith Reineking
Soldotna resident Keith Reineking died Monday, June 26, 2006, at the Heritage Place in Soldotna. He was 67.

Cherril Lee Allen
Longtime Sterling resident Cherril Lee Allen died Thursday, July 13, 2006, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. She was 71.

Could bridge problems have been avoided?
It’s a catch-22.

On ‘Guard’ for America: Deployment of Alaskans a good time to remember freedoms
Every summer we celebrate our independence by saluting the flag, parading in our communities and grilling with friends and loved ones. Alaskans have another reason to celebrate, and to truly remember the sacrifice of freedom. This month, over 600 Alaska National Guardsmen are deploying to Iraq.

Getting the dirt on good gardening
Why is it that some people on the Kenai Peninsula can grow beautiful lawns and productive gardens and others can’t?

· Rachel Clark and John Arrigo of Helena, Mont., announce the birth of their twin boys, Talus Arrigo and Rowen Arrigo, Monday, June 5, 2006, in Helena.

Around the Peninsula
It’s about time Soldotna grads to get together Horses’ role in treatments discussed Friends have book sale covered Sterling seniors counting on good fundraiser

Peninsula Reflections
One of the first residents to homestead in the Soldotna area was Loren Stewart. In 1946 he filed for land along the Kenai River near Mile 2 of the present Kenai Spur Highway. After homesteading, Stewart spent two years at the University of Washington in graduate school and later traveled out of Alaska to get married. As a journalist he worked as a managing editor for publications in Washington. When he was offered a job as publisher, he decided that he was ready to return to Alaska and publish his own paper.

Around the Peninsula
Paddle, bike, run for Chugach Forest Self-defense class offered Volunteers sought to build

Peninsula People
Area students named to dean’s list Moerlein cited for excellence Skinner receives medal

Disorderly diagnosis
Just when you thought you were normal, science has come up with yet another disorder in its quest to make sure everyone has something wrong with them.

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Sports Briefs
The Lady Kings competitive softball team, a 14-and-under girls team, split a pair of games at the double elimination Alaska 2006 Amateur Softball Association State Tournament on Saturday in Fairbanks.

Kenai Little League triumphs
The Kenai Senior Little Leaguers snatched victory from the jaws of defeat Saturday, defeating Palmer 9-8 in the opening round of the District 1 tournament at the Kenai Little League fields.

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Eskelin, Herring take Amateur crowns
Todd Eskelin is no Phil Mickelson. On most days, on most holes, that hurts him as a golfer. Sunday at Birch Ridge Golf Course on the 18th hole, it won him the 33rd annual Peninsula Amateur Golf Championship.

Twins walk off twice vs. Chugiak
The American Legion Twins swept a doubleheader from Chugiak on Saturday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

Sports Briefs
Grainge Memorial slated for Thursday, Friday Racing Lions to hold motocross event Tsalteshi run set for Friday

Oilers move into 1st place
Andy Preston and Kip Masuda each hit two-run home runs, and the Peninsula Oilers defeated the AIA Alaska Fire 10-2 Friday at Growden Memorial Park in Fairbanks in Alaska Baseball League play.

Twins split with East
The American Legion Twins split with East on Sunday in a doubleheader at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

Eskelin leads Peninsula Amateur
Todd Eskelin carded a 7-over-par 77 in the first round of the 33rd annual Peninsula Amateur Golf Championship at Birch Ridge to take the lead in the tournament, while Lisa Parker turned in a round of 86 to take the women’s lead.

Bucs trip up Oilers
The Peninsula Oilers begin a crucial five-game homestand tonight at 6 p.m. against the Mat-Su Miners.

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