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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Fire fears extinguished
Like cool water poured over a blistering burn, this year’s fire season offered soothing relief after last year’s raging wildfires.

Elder fraud cases on the rise
Saying he expects the number of fraud cases involving older Alaskans to rise, Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, has taken legislative action to help senior citizens and supports efforts of fellow legislators to do the same.

Study: Don’t dump garbage duty
For the time being, solid waste facilities should remain assets of the Kenai Peninsula Borough and their management an in-house operation, according to a group empanelled earlier this summer to review garbage disposal operations.

Eugene V. Browning
Longtime Homer resident Eugene V. Browning died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer with his family by his side. He was 100.

Lowell Dale Lewis
Longtime Soldotna resident Lowell Dale Lewis died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006, at his home with his family by his side. He was 70.

Prevention is 100 percent cure: Battle against Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is advancing on the peninsula
Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006 marked the 7th International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day. This should be a time of sober reflection for our community, but a time of celebration, too. The Kenai Peninsula leads the State in diagnosing individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD.) This does not mean that the problem is worse here than in other areas, instead it shows that we are very active in doing something about it.

Just one more time ...: Dog handler jumps through hoops for the perfect season
Another year of competition has ended at the Anderson house.

Remembering Sept. 11, 2001
As we approach the fifth anniversary of the deadly terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, many of the same questions continue to haunt the nation.

Around the Peninsula
Historical society to meet Walking fundraiser slated Meditative walking path available Driver safety class offered CPGH to host recovery rendezvous Teen-sized clothing sought Caregiver support offered

Unhinged Alaska
Sometimes husbands can make some really stupid mistakes. The biggest ones are usually predicated on the guy having the memory span of roadkill. For example:

Hands-on, high-tech methods combine at salmon weir
Beneath the lacy shadows of deciduous trees, Hidden Creek tinkles like a wind chime as its ankle- to knee-deep water tumbles over a bed of gravel and rocks. But when Gary Fandrei followed the length of the creek downstream from where it ducks under Skilak Lake Loop Road on Sept. 1, he was greeted by a very uncreek-like sound.

Kodiak ends Kenai’s dominant run
Kodiak used a stingy defense and a shifty quarterback to end Kenai Central’s 28-game winning streak against small-schools opponents Saturday afternoon in Kenai. Kenai, which fell to 1-1 in the Northern Lights Conference and 3-2 overall, also had a string of 13 consecutive conference wins broken by the Bears.

Soldotna stops Homer
A new offense and a pep talk on the bus ride to Homer was enough to get Soldotna a big road win against the Mariners on Saturday and propel the Stars to the top of the Northern Lights Conference standings.

Nikiski blows past Delta Junction
Nikiski improved to 2-1 in the Great Land Conference (3-2 overall) with a 39-0 shutout of Delta Junction (0-3 GLC, 1-4 overall) in Delta Saturday.

East swimmers control Homer Invitational
The East swimming and diving team dominated the Homer Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Homer High School.

Skyview runners lead area in Dimond
The Skyview boys placed 12th out of 32 teams to lead all peninsula cross country squads at the Adidas/Lynx Cross Country Invitational at Kincaid Park in Anchorage Saturday.

Night races draw rave reviews
With plenty of roaring, rolling and racing, Friday’s sprint and stock car races at Twin Cities Raceway had everything you’d expect from a day at the track — only at night.

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