Sunday, August 12, 2007

Man flown to hospital after falling off horse in Mystery Creek area
A man who fell from his horse in a remote area east of Sterling had to be flown out by helicopter Friday evening.

Homer man seeks to float elaborate maritime museum
A central location at which to tell the story of Alaska's rich maritime heritage could soon become more than just a dream for a Homer shipwright, filmmaker and historian.

Photo feature: Get it started
Participants high-five each other Saturday morning while doing warm-up exercise prior to the start of the Kenai Peninsula Run For Women in Kenai.

2 arrested at Kenai bar after woman collapses
Police arrested 42-year-old Darrin Marion and Debra Pearce, 52, both of Kenai, after a woman collapsed at the Rainbow Bar in Kenai at 2:15 a.m. Aug. 1.

Heat is off Cohoe woman
Pending receipt of the money, the state has agreed to drop all criminal charges against the woman accused of starting a wildfire off Cohoe Loop last year.

Fred Pope
Longtime Alaskan Fred A. Pope died July 15, 2007, at his home in Soldotna. He was 89.

Raymond Greenhalgh
Ninilchik resident Raymond Greenhalgh died Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, of lung cancer in Anchorage. He was 59.

Looking for a hero? Check the backyard
For anyone out there reading the headlines about Michael Vick's dog fighting charges or Barry Bonds' drug allegations and wondering where all the heros have gone, we have an answer:

Around the Peninsula
USDA food program offered Immunization clinic schedule AARP to hold driver safety program Boys and Girls Club plans closure Pregnancy class offered Family fun run set to take off

1 trip to D.C. not enough for intern
An earlier trip to Washington, D.C., was enough to whet Peter Walsworth's appetite. The opportunity to return to the nation's capital this summer as an intern for Sen. Ted Stevens was just what he was looking for.

Of Moose and Men
Alaskans feel summer has just started hitting its stride in the middle of August, but know in just a matter of a few weeks the morning's dew will be frozen. It's a bittersweet time, and the starting topic of discussion at the most recent NoRSMen meeting held in Blizzard Bob's (B.B.) garage. (NoRSMen: North Road Supportive Men, a benevolent men's social group dedicated to fuller appreciation of the passing of seasons, bargain-brand beer and cigars made by folks who couldn't even find Cuba on a map.)

Skyview graduate takes turn at being a D.C. intern
Little did she know when she was selected to be an intern for one of Alaska's U.S. senators, Tashina Wortham-Turnbull was about to be privileged to a bit of inner D.C. beltway lore shared only by a select few Americans namely: Who is Walter?

Pet Photo: Best Friends
Duke, a new puppy recently brought home from the Kenai Animal Shelter, takes his new big brother, Max, for a walk. Duke and Max belong to Cara Davidson, of Kenai.

Homer blanks Seward
Matt Tyrrell rushed for 110 yards on 17 carries, Corey Sutherland scored three touchdowns and Homer cruised to a 36-0 victory over the visiting Seward Seahawks on Saturday in a non-conference season opener.

Run for Women a success
Having already run a marathon in 16 different states, her goal being to complete the 26.2-mile excursion in the remaining 34, Anchorage resident Debbie Cropper is more than prepared for a 10-kilometer run.

So high scoring
Soldotna High School jumped into a new football season with plenty of changes, but one game hasn't spoiled any consistencies from a year ago.

Kenai pounds Houston
One thing about posting shutouts no matter what else you did, there's always a solid positive.

Skyview handles Nikiski
If Friday night was Eddie Buffington's welcome back party, the Skyview senior sure knows how to make a grand entrance.

Melvin, Whitmore tie the knot in Soldotna
Tosha Melvin and Sean Whitmore of Kenai were married in an afternoon ceremony Saturday, May 5, 2007, at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center. Commissioner Scott Swett officiated.

Wells, Keith marry in Kenai
Sheena Wells and Ray Keith of Hawaii and Alaska were married in an evening ceremony Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai. The bride's grandfather, Dan Clausen, officiated.

Tobin, Leadens marry in Soldotna
Jenna Tobin and Matthew Leadens of Soldotna were married in an afternoon ceremony, Saturday, July 28, 2007, at the home of the bride's parents in Soldotna. The bride's brother, Lee Bear Tobin, officiated.

Kolipano, Butler marry in Homer
Shana Lorraine Kolipano and Stephen Hudson Butler of Nikiski were married Wednesday, July 11, 2007, in a seaside ceremony at Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge across Kachemak Bay from Homer. At the reception the couple ate fresh-caught halibut and a four-layer chocolate cherry wedding cake.

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