Friday, August 29, 2008

Kaladi Brothers opens 2nd store in Soldotna
Kaladi Brothers Coffee Company opened a new shop on Monday located at 44350 Sterling Hwy. suite B, near Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna.

Business Briefs

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Soft touch -- new Rolfers arrive
Kelsey Cusack and Lissa Cristiano were both active in sports and extracurriculars throughout their years as Soldotna High School students, both were plagued by reoccurring injuries that no form of treatment could fully cure, and both had their lives changed by the same practice -- Rolfing.

Governor's influence inappropriate
Until this week, I had never witnessed a politician at any level advertising themselves for sale in the media. Not even Frank Murkowski did that. However, all that changed this week, when Sarah Palin sold her name as governor of our great state to the Alaska mining industry on Ballot Measure 4.

Clean water, mining battle isn't over
Voters did not decide mining over fish. The mining companies, the state, and all who support the mine claim that fishing and mining can co-exist. Gov. Sarah Palin has even specifically said that she will not support the mine if it affects the salmon fishery in a negative way.

Bear possibilities offered
I think it is despicable that a bear has to be killed for being a bear and some stupid person is fined only $300. Is this what the life of a bear is worth?

Dirty efforts appreciated
I would like to thank all of those who participated in the 2008 Mud Run Challenge. It was a great success and we had almost 50 mud runners this year. A huge thank you goes out to Danger Pig for providing us with live music. They did a fantastic job.

Searching for silvers
The sun broke through the clouds when Sean Boyer pushed his power boat off the dock at the Pillars boat launch and headed down the Kenai River to Eagle Rock.

Food tax measure may not affect cities
If Proposition 1 meets with voter approval in October, Kenai Peninsula Borough consumers would no longer be charged taxes on non-prepared food items between Sept. 1 and May 31 each year.

Going boom in the night
About the only call the city of Soldotna didn't get over the weekend about loud noises coming from the airport was that the sky was falling.

HEA seeks new board member: Kenai-North Kenai seat vacant
The Homer Electric Association is seeking applicants to replace Kenai-North Kenai District board member Mike Nugent, who resigned.

Margaret E. 'Margie' Scott
Longtime Alaskan and Sterling resident Margaret E. "Margie" Scott died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, of cancer at home surrounded by her husband and children. She was 74.

Voting no doesn't mean we're not concerned
On Tuesday we voted against Ballot Measure 4, an initiative aimed at prohibiting pollution from large-scale mining.

Death of the PDO: Has the 30-year heat wave ended?
One of Mark Twain's more famous one-liners says that "Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated."

Landing a shark makes for an exciting charter trip
When it comes to halibut fishing, anglers are never entirely sure what they will bring up from the depths below. Occasionally an Irish lord, a large skate or dog fish may end up on the sharp end of the line, but an angler fishing out of Seward last weekend caught something even more unusual.

A slew of silvers, plenty of pinks
The sky may continue to be gloomy and gray, but the rivers are still running silver with salmon.

Around the Peninsula

Kennel club agility trial slated

Kardinals face problem Bears
He did it once last year and he'll do it again.

Children under the influence; parents or peers?
Some of the most detrimental words a parent can ever hear would are, "Mr. and Mrs. _________, your child has been picked up for DUI (driving under the influence)."

Church Briefs

Free clothes available

Bird Homestead Golf Report: Birthday tourney a blast
It was a birthday to match most birthdays! A fun day with beautiful weather and two of the greatest people on the peninsula. Elmer and Pat Bird both have birthdays in August, so in accordance the association puts on the Bird Birthday Appreciation Tournament. This year we had 14 people out for this event.

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