Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Russian River Ferry re-opened Sunday
The Russian River Ferry re-opened Sunday, according to Alaska Recreation Management. The ferry was temporarily closed on Friday due to high, fast water and strong currents which made operation of the ferry unsafe.

Green get-together slated: Joint committees on energy hearing comes to Kenai
With rising costs and a diminishing supply of oil, energy efficiency is on the minds of many Americans. Going green, too, tops the list of important issues for government, and the state of Alaska is no exception.

Camaraderie competition: Troopers, Mounties face off in annual pistol event
To most, the words "international competition" mean just that, a head-to-head battle for intercontinental supremacy. But to the Alaska State Troopers and Royal Canadian Mounted Police, their annual International Police Pistol Competition is anything but fierce.

Assembly to discuss mayor/manager issue
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has one remaining meeting to decide whether or not its constituents will have a chance to vote on a possible change on who runs the administration and/or whether or not the community should build a sports dome.

Around the Peninsula

La Leche group to meet

Oilers, Bucs play to rare baseball tie
There may be not crying in baseball, but apparently there is tying in baseball.

Heaven breaks state record in 100 fly
Winter Heaven, a 15-year-old who attends Soldotna High School, set a new state record in the 15- to 16-year-old, 100-meter butterfly with a time of 57.13 seconds. Heaven was swimming at the Long Course Sectional Competition in Mt. Hood, Ore. Heaven broke Cody Brunette's year-old record in the Bonus Final heat. He placed 26th. He also qualified to USA Swimming's Junior Nationals.

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