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Sunday, August 26, 2007

ACT members oppose changes to initiative process
Members of the Alliance of Concerned Taxpayers say proposed changes in the way initiatives and referenda petitions are handled by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerks' office may violate state statute and go against the spirit of the petition process.

Kasilof woman killed in collision
A head-on collision claimed the life of Linda Honeycutt, 52, of Kasilof, and sent two other victims to the hospital with extensive injuries on Thursday at approximately 5:45 p.m. The collision occurred at Mile 107 of the Sterling Highway near Tustumena Storage and blocked the roadway for nearly two hours.

Industry throws a party
On Saturday, the Kenai Peninsula's three biggest industries oil and gas, commercial fishing and tourism did what in many ways they do best: they put food on the table for thousands.

Bear hunt nixed
In what has to become an annual occurrence, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has this year again issued an Emergency Order closing the upcoming brown bear hunting season on the Kenai Peninsula.

A look behind the curtain
Washington, D.C., might be a tourism hotspot for some people, but for Nate Gallagher and Patrick Moore it meant seeing history and government come to life right before their eyes.

Palin's signing of bill a step in right direction
There's a light at the end of the tun-

More than meets the eye: Tourists can add to summer enjoyment on peninsula
Who says they don't like tourists?

Unhinged Alaska
Chaos (ka'os), n. The Random House Dictionary states one meaning is, "The formless matter supposed to have preceded the existence of the ordered universe." Its most common use is to describe the loser line at an "American Idol" audition.

The Sky Guy
Stars can actually be seen again, so it's time to resume my astronomy column.

Around the Peninsula
SMS open house, hot dog feed set Senior center to hold steak dinner Kennel club gears up for fall classes Teen writers sought Refuge plans August activities Hospice seeks volunteers

Long road back
Rick Gilliland's life was once filled with horseback riding, hiking, hunting, mountain biking, power lifting and his children's wrestling and softball teams when not working on a construction job. His life was active and his daily achievements high by any measure.

Wasilla football wears down Skyview
WASILLA After one half of football Saturday afternoon, the Wasilla Warriors found themselves mired in a defensive standoff with the Skyview Panthers. Struggling to move the ball against the Panthers, Wasilla led 10-0, but had failed to score offensively and was outgained 65-32 on the ground.

Bronga, Dunbar win Skyview Invite
The 2007 cross country season is off to a running start thanks in part to Kodiak's Trevor Dunbar and East High's Jaime Bronga, who each won individual titles at the Skyview Invitational on Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails behind Skyview High School.

Kodiak edges Kenai in pivotal matchup
A game that could have major playoff implications down the road lived up to its billing Saturday at Kodiak.

Kenai's Huhndorf shows she belongs
Currently in his fifth year at the helm of Kenai, Jason Diorec fielded his fair share of comments reg arding his decision to place Mariah Huhndorf, then a freshman, on the varsity volleyball squad last season.

Sports Briefs
Bill Butrum had a 6-over-par 78 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead over Todd Eskelin in the Donald R. Morgan Memorial Kenai Golf Association Annual Championship at Kenai Golf Course. Eskelin is the defending champion in the event, which concludes today.

Nobles, Lansing marry in Soldotna
Trisha Nobles and Jimmy Lansing of Sterling were married Saturday, July 7, 2007, in Soldotna. The Rev. Mike Schoessler officiated.

Keller, Skilling announce engagement
Heidi Ann Keller of Soldotna and Ryan William Skilling of Byron Center, Mich., plan to marry Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, in West Chicago, Ill.

Fucci, Jeffreys wed in Nikiski
Lisa Fucci and Matthew Caine Jeffreys of Nikiski were married in an afternoon ceremony Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007, at the bride's parents' home in Nikiski. The Rev. Stuart Churchill officiated.

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