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Sunday, August 6, 2006

Fisherman tackles challenge of landing hefty 303-pound halibut with wimpy gear
An Anchor Point halibut charter captain commanded the art of using light tackle to prove you don’t have to take the sport out of halibut fishing to land a big fish.

Jackup rig false alarm
Some residents along the bluffs north of Kenai thought they were seeing a jackup oil rig being positioned in Cook Inlet not far from South Miller Loop last week. They weren’t.

Fishermen get another shot at Kenai River sockeyes
Opportunities to fish the Kenai River this season have ebbed and flowed like Cook Inlet tides, and the pattern continued this weekend as multiple user groups gained additional fishing time and increased bag limits.

James Michael Duffy
Soldotna resident James Michael Duffy died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, at his home with his family by his side. He was 73.

William ‘Kay’ Johnson
William “Kay” Johnson of East Wenatchee, Wash., died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, at his home.

Richard Beaumont Davey
Cooper Landing resident Richard Beaumont Davey died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at home. He was 88.

Damsel’s lack of help distressing: Motorists driving by woman in need a sad commentary on community
I hate to see my wife cry.

They’re meant to help, but culverts actually block fish passage
Ginny Litchfield may understand more than most just how important transportation is to Alaska’s fishing industry. Litchfield’s work helps to ensure the fishermen and fish products that roll over the Kenai Peninsula’s roads can get to where they need to go. But even more directly, Litchfield ensures the safe passage of fish traveling below the peninsula’s roads.

AlaskaWomen are from Venus, men are in trouble
Every once in awhile I find myself deliberating on the really deep mysteries of life, such as how women perceive men. I recently read some strange articles and books suggesting how to get in touch with my feminine side. Unfortunately, I ended up with nothing more than a terrible urge to put my hair up in rollers before going to bed.

Weddings
Becker, Hansen marry in Anchorage

Around the Peninsula
Skyview sports set to start Basketball clinics set to shoot

Photos wanted!
Pet photos either can be color or black and white and should be no smaller than 3-by-5 inches. They may include people. Limit one photo per household.They can be dropped off at the Kenai office or mailed to the Clarion at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, 99611. A brief explanation of the photo, the pet’s and owner’s names, owner’s address and phone number must be included. E-mailed photos will not be accepted. Only photos with an address written on the back will be returned.

Oilers stay alive at NBC
The Peninsula Oilers stayed alive in the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan., on Saturday with an 8-4 victory over the Beatrice Bruins of Nebraska.

Stone plays rock solid
Texas professional Cory Stone fired a tournament record 5-under-par 67 on Saturday at the Kenai Golf Course to take the lead after the first day of the two-day Kenai Chrysler Golf Championship.

Twins’ season ends after loss
The Twins were eliminated from the American Legion Alaska state tournament on Friday after a 12-8 loss to Chugiak at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage.

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