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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Photo Feature: Just doing it

Great horned owl with broken wing rescued
During his route early Wednesday morning, newspaper carrier Steven Patrick found a casualty in the middle of the road.

LHP CEO: company committed to community
LHP Hospital Group would not cut jobs or pay, change the way patients are treated, or turn around and sell Central Peninsula Hospital, the company's chief executive officer promised on Thursday.

Lucille Gritmacker
Longtime Alaskan Lucille Gritmacker, a woman who loved to travel, died Tuesday, Aug. 24 at Heritage Place in Soldotna at age 89.

Ilene Tuttle Adams
Former Peninsula resident Ilene Tuttle Adams died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010 at Panorama Convalescent Center in Lacey, Washington. She was 99.

What exactly happened last Tuesday?
You didn't have to be a political pundit to be taken aback at this week's results in the primary between GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski and challenger Joe Miller.

An Outdoor View: Blown off
One part of fishing that seldom makes it into print is being "blown off" -- unable to fish due to weather. In this context, "weather" means wind, either present or expected. Wind can create waves high enough to make fishing unsafe, uncomfortable and impossible.

Refuge Notebook: Rookie biologist meets brown bears, mud and malformed frogs
If you had asked me what I was doing for the summer in early April I would have told you "I am staying in Fairbanks and maybe working as a Residence Assistant for the university." Not exactly a dream job for a student studying wildlife biology. For everybody, including students, the troubled economy had hit hard. Everyone hiring for field work wanted experienced workers, which made it very difficult for students like me that needed to gain experience. I would never have guessed that I would find myself working my first field job out of a helicopter, studying the brown bear population of the Kenai Peninsula.

Around the Peninsula

All Veterans picnic slated

Voices of Religion: The forecast you have been waiting for is here
With the talk of 30 something straight days of rain during our "summer" and winter just around the corner it is pretty easy to slip into a state of despair of what lies ahead - and that's just about WEATHER!

Church Briefs

Kenai Christian Church Women's Ministry to Hold Classes

SkyHi, Homer ready for pivotal NLC tilt
Soldotna survived a late-game push from Northern Lights Conference foe Homer to remain undefeated and stay atop the small-schools Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network football poll heading into Week 4. While the Stars hung on for a 26-20 victory over the Mariners (1-2), No. 2 Kenai Central (2-1) rolled to a 44-14 NLC win at Houston (2-1). The Hawks also received votes in the poll.

Sports Brief: Seward netters down Bethel
The Seward volleyball team defeated Bethel on Thursday night in nonconference action in Seward. The scores were 25-11, 25-12 and 25-21.

Golf Report: Golfers more than ready to soak up long-awaited sunshine
Summer has finally arrived at Bird Homestead Golf Course. We have had such beautiful weather and everyone that is anyone has been taking advantage of it. The golf course has been pleasantly busy with avid and new golfers. We love to see new faces out Funny River.

Clarion Calls

Jeff's call: A few Oilers notes

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