Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tight Lines: Humpy fishing hot on the lower Kenai
Anglers looking to catch some salmon on the Kenai Peninsula this weekend should think pink.

Old Settlers Beans
Recipe courtesy Jill Rosell, Springfield, Missouri, from "Mary Engelbreit's Fan Fare Cookbook: 120 Family Favorite Recipes;" Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC.

Ava's Poppy-Seed Bread
Recipe courtesy Kate Berg, Rogers, Arkansas, from "Mary Engelbreit's Fan Fare Cookbook: 120 Family Favorite Recipes;" Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC.

Relax in the Good Old Summertime
Sue Ade

Cornmeal Crust Peach Crostata
Recipe from "Poor Girl Gourmet: Eat in Style on a Bare-Bones Budget," by Amy McCoy; Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC.

Corn Relish Salad
Recipe from "Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly: Recipes from Southern Appalachia," by Joan E. Aller; Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC. Photograph by Ben Fink.

Thanks for a memorable tournament
The 38th Annual Peninsula Amateur Tournament held July 30-31 at the Birch Ridge Golf Course was a great success. Birch Ridge Golf Association would like to thank the many people and businesses that contributed to a memorable tournament this year.

Stevens will be missed
Since I was born (1985) and raised in Alaska, Senator Theodore Fulton Stevens has served as Alaska's most successful senator. Whether it was fishing for Kings together on the Kenai River or working on his staff as an intern in Washington, D.C., Stevens shared an enthusiasm for life and his country that was second to none. Never has Alaska seen a senator and their family represent the Last Frontier so willingly and unquestionably. Our family is grateful for the opportunity to have spent time with such a talented man and American patriot. We are honored to have known the greatest Alaskan who ever lived.

Vote for Lisa
Our senior senator is immune to the twin diseases of arrogance and corruption so contagious in Washington right now. She has demonstrated quiet leadership during a time when loud, shrill voices draw attention and money. At a time when the national media prefer slogans and similes over excellence and staying on the job, Lisa has been all anyone could hope to see in the US Senate.

Troopers arrest Homer escapee
During her encounters with lower Kenai Peninsula law enforcement, Cierra Ticknor tore off her shirt, slipped her handcuffs and swam in the cold Kenai River, but after two days on the lam, Alaska State Troopers on Monday afternoon arrested the Anchorage woman in Soldotna after she escaped Saturday from the Homer Jail.

Photo Feature: Moose pass

Suspect arraigned
The Sterling man charged with the murder of 22-year-old Brendan McGee was arraigned in Superior Court Tuesday afternoon.

On the map: Borough to update emergency dispatch system
A fire alarm went off at a Sterling residence one morning two weeks ago. The alarm company notified Central Emergency Services it was a false alarm, but the agency has a policy of checking the site itself, and an emergency crew rolled.

Waving hand 1st clue of AK crash survivors
DILLINGHAM -- One of the pilots who saw the wreckage of the amphibious plane carrying former Sen. Ted Stevens, his fishing companions and their families strewn across a mountainside remembers thinking: No one could've survived.

Russian River closes to reds
To the patient anglers upstream at the Russian and Kenai Rivers: the sockeye are not coming.

John Michael Eshleman
Wasilla resident John Michael Eshleman, 52, died Aug. 1, 2010, in an airplane crash at Denali National Park.

Margo Keating
Longtime Sterling resident Margo Keating, 57, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, after a six year battle with cancer at Central Peninsula Hospital with her husband and children by her side.

Stevens' legacy
The passing of anyone who had been as powerful and influential as Ted Stevens will always bring immediate accounts of triumphs and tragedy.

Around the Peninsula

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Poet's Corner

Lost to Thought

Reeling It In: This comedy really tries hard
There's a scene early in this week's cop comedy, "The Other Guys," where Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg engage in an extended and serious argument over who would win in a battle between a school of tuna and pride of lions. I was laughing so hard I nearly fell out of my seat. Can you remember the last time you laughed that hard at a movie? Neither can I.

What's Happening
Best Bets, Events and Exhibits, Entertainment, Films, Down the Road.

Lavallee's Whimsical Alaska
Anchorage artist Barbara Lavallee paints idyllic images of rural Alaska life. Native women dressed in brightly colored kuspuks, or undressed in hot tubs on snowy nights, are just some of her depictions that have become synonymous with the 49th state.

Summer Music finale for Kenai Peninsula Orchestra
The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra has a cure for the forecasted drizzly nights this weekend -- a chamber music concert.

Kenai Golf Report: Jung, Murray share Atigun Cup lead
Welcome back, golfers. Another week has sped by and still no sign that the rains are going to stop. I hope that you were able to take advantage of some of the brief glimpses of sunshine we have had and play some golf at the Kenai Golf Course.

Birch Ridge Golf Report: Diamond drains birdie putt to win tourney

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