Saturday, August 21, 2010

Taking it all off: Soldotna woman loses 216 pounds 'the right way'
Jackie Mouser can now fit herself into one of the pant-legs of her old 5X-sized jeans.

Ninilchik man found dead in Colorado prison
A Ninilchik man sentenced to 16 years in prison for the death of his fiance died early Monday morning at Hudson Correctional Facility, Hudson, Colo. Wesley Shandy, 44, had been at the prison since December 2009.

Four file for seats: Just one of three assembly races to be contested
One-third of the current Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly's members will be replaced on Oct. 5.

'Weeding the garden' takes on new meaning
The flower garden on the corner of Binkley Street and Redoubt Avenue had a unique occupant up until Thursday: marijuana.

It's back to school time; watch for the youngsters
School begins this Tuesday for more than 9,000 Kenai Peninsula youngsters. For many families that means falling back into daily travel routines that we haven't had to deal with for three months.

An Outdoor View: The scent of salmon
I was salmon fishing on Cook Inlet recently when a spirited discussion broke out on the subject of whether a particular salmon we had caught was a king or a silver.

Winging it for caribou: Fly-out hunting trips provide a unique experience
Former Army man Frank Rosendale stared through his binoculars on a hill in the Mulchanta River area. He spied a group of caribou on a nearby mountain. Rosendale said that he examined the group for a target. He noticed one lying down and a mature bull caribou marking trees.

Refuge Notebook: Wilderness Volunteers help rebuild trail
Let me introduce you to the Wilderness Volunteers. Their mission is "Stewardship of America's wild lands through organizing and promoting volunteer service in cooperation with public land agencies." Earlier this year leaders from this organization contacted the Refuge and began a conversation that is still alive and well today. They offered to send a group of volunteers from all over the United States to do a one-week service project in one of the wilderness areas of the Refuge.

Around the Peninsula

Senate candidate forum slated

Church Briefs

Beginning Day to occur

Homer, SoHi prepare for NLC clash
With a 28-0 shutout of Kodiak, Soldotna improved to 2-0 and jumped ahead of Kenai Central to claim the No. 1 small-schools ranking in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Poll heading into Week 3. The Kardinals (1-1), who dropped a 20-13 game to Service, fell to No. 2. Thunder Mountain (2-0), Houston (2-0) and Eielson (1-1) are ranked third, fourth and fifth, respectively. Kodiak (1-1) and Nikiski (1-1) also received votes in the poll.

Golf Report: Bird Homestead Golf Course cruises into autumn
Bird Homestead Golf Course is still going strong. The fairways, greens and tee boxes look wonderful. The rain, as much as we didn't want it, sure greened everything up. The course looks the best it has ever looked. We have had a lot of great compliments on the shape of the course. We owe that to Larry Hamilton and his grounds crew. They have spent a lot of hours working to make it so beautiful. If you haven't been out yet this summer you are missing a great round of golf.

Skyview outlasts Sitka
Skyview's defense came up with five interceptions and one fumble recovery as the Panthers defeated visiting Sitka 35-12 in nonconference action Thursday night.

Clarion Calls

Mike's call: A little understanding please

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