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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Family genealogy found in donation
Recently someone donated paper products to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. In this donation, staff found genealogy papers, which may be of interest to someone living in the central Peninsula. So if you donated paper recently, and also printed out your missing family history, please contact me at kpfoodbanked@acsalaska.net or 262-3111.

Our library needs your support!
I have been a patron of the Soldotna Public Library since I was a little girl and I have been a cardholder since I was 6 years old -- way back when Mrs. Bishop was the head librarian, and well before the first expansion!

Studded tire fines are wrong
How many tickets have been wrongly doled out for this nonexisting problem? How long have you waited in line too change your tires to avoid that fateful day when the studs had to be off, for nothing?

Confirmed: Stevens killed in plane crash
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- A spokesman for the family of Ted Stevens says the former senator has died in a plane crash in Alaska.

Ted Stevens obituary
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Former Sen. Ted Stevens, an uncompromising advocate for Alaska for four decades who delivered scores of expensive projects to one of the nation's most sparsely populated states, including the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere," has died in a plane crash. He was 86.

Plane, possibly with Ted Stevens aboard, crashes
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- A plane carrying nine people crashed amid southwest Alaska's remote mountains and lakes, killing five people on board, authorities said Tuesday. Former Sen. Ted Stevens and ex-NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe were believed to aboard, but it was unclear if they were among the dead.

Tide driven: Exhibit explores Kachemak waters
Visitors to Kachemak Bay often get confused -- and amazed -- by the bay's extreme tides. People who don't live on the ocean have a hard time understanding a bay where the difference between the highest high tide and the lowest low tide is more than 28 feet.

Conservation service helps buy high tunnel garden enclosures
Tom Jahns, of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, has gardened in Alaska for 20 years, and usually considers greenhouses the way to go for Alaska food growers. But the Alaska branch of the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service offers a cost share program for plastic covered frames that heat up gardens.

Community Development Quota groups pursue tax break
Lobbying firms and their employees hired by Community Development Quota groups are breaking out their checkbooks for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski's re-election campaign as the nonprofits push to expand their tax-exempt status to their subsidiaries.

Photo feature: Picture perfect
Jae-Seol Shim, Ron Levy and Kevin Kim photograph from the boardwalk on Bridge Access Road under rare blue skies late last Friday night. Levy, of Soldotna, was showing Shim, president and CEO of Korea's LS Mtron Ltd., hot spots to photograph on the Kenai Peninsula. LS Mtron is a global manufacturer of machinery and electronic components employing about 3,500 people worldwide.

Man finds real-life 'glow' stick
It looks like any stick that has spent years in a rain-soaked, mold-ridden ecoclimate. The exterior is decrepit and dingy, its heft like a few handfuls of sand. Its insides smell rich of alder and sour milk. But this seemingly ordinary piece of wood, one that would likely end up in a wood pile rather than a news story, boasts one baffling characteristic: it glows.

On a journey for God: Traveling rabbinical students reach Kenai Peninsula
Black suitcoats, dress slacks and white collared shirts are normally reserved for funerals on the Peninsula, but not for traveling rabbi Yossi Bendet.

Paul Quartly
Wasilla resident Paul Quartly.66, died Aug. 1, 2010, in a plane crash in Denali National Park.

Changes in Soldotna shouldn't be allowed to hurt Homer hospital
With Central Peninsula Hospital officials studying a potential change to that hospital's governance structure, members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly and the administration need to keep a boroughwide perspective on the issue.

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Rain can't slow state motocross racers
Another overcast, rainy weekend actually didn't turn out too bad for a pair of state motocross series races held Saturday and Sunday at Twin Cities Raceway in Kenai.

Motocross results announced
The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions - Motocross Division held state motocross series races on Saturday and Sunday at Twin Cities Raceway. The results for those two races follow, as well as a city race from the week before.

Oilers ousted from tourney
The Sedalia (Mo.) Bombers lived up to their nickname in ousting the Peninsula Oilers from the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan., on Sunday.

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