Sunday, August 27, 2006

Industrious festivities
Work can seem like a thankless job at times, but for employees of the Kenai Peninsula’s biggest industries — oil and gas, commercial fishing and tourism — there is at least one day a year they can feel appreciated.

Too many books, not enough shelves
With the growing number of patrons now exceeding three times Soldotna’s total population, the city’s public library is looking to expand.

Hunters shooting for access
A pair of bird hunters and some oil field workers were confounded Wednesday afternoon when they discovered their route over Marathon Road had been blocked. The oil field workers were trapped from exiting the road and hunters blocked from entering it.

Jay Nelle ‘Sissy’ Wright
Jay Nelle “Sissy” Wright died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, in Homer. She was living at Fernridge TLC assisted-living home in Homer since January. She was 73.

Measure 1 message comes in loud and clear
There’s no better indicator that voters are tired, really tired, of politics as usual than the results of Tuesday’s Ballot Measure 1. The measure sets campaign contribution limits, places limits on lobbying and requires legislators to disclose outside income sources greater than $1,000.

Letting your guard down: Husband still has a ways to go before he’s a sourdough
It’s really just a fine line between being a sourdough and a cheechako.

Around the Peninsula
Hospital plans board meeting Soldotna library hosts open house Historical board to meet Rec center has ways for kids to burn energy Challenger Center hosts open house Hospice training scheduled Library issues toy warning

Anniversaries
Herricks mark 50 years

Pity for the pukee
Bouncing around in a boat, with nothing but miles of water to be seen, has never been my favorite way to pass the time. However, hosting visitors from Outside makes it impossible to avoid all contact with Cook Inlet or Resurrection Bay. Tours by boat and/or fishing charters are inevitable.

Back to school: Supply and demand
With quite possibly the happiest smile on the Kenai Peninsula last week, 7-year-old Haley Knott exited the Soldotna Fred Meyer store with a brand new American Princess school backpack.

My best friend
Wishbone, a red Australian heeler, and Oscar, a miniature poodle, wait patiently for the sound of the can opener. They are owned by James Kufhta and Curtis Nyquist of Kenai.

Kenai, SoHi swim to split
The Kenai and Soldotna swimming teams split a dual meet Saturday at Soldotna High School.

Keegan, Dunbar take Skyview Invite
West High’s Shoshana Keegan and Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar each put some distance between themselves and the rest of the field to win the individual tiles at the Skyview Invitational Cross Country Meet on Saturday on Tsalteshi Trails.

Hawks edge Bulldogs
In high school sports, there are many great moments, many of which have nothing to do with winning.

SoHi netters drop a pair to Bears
The Kodiak volleyball team swept a pair of matches from Soldotna on Friday and Saturday in Kodiak.

Stars stop Kodiak
The Soldotna football team notched a 14-13 comeback victory over Kodiak on Saturday in Kodiak.

Warriors get past Skyview
Skyview tested Wasilla by posting a 10-7 lead at halftime in the Friday nonconference game at Skyview High School. The Warriors aced the test.

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