Saturday, September 11, 2010

Seward man arraigned on manslaughter, other charges
The Seward man who allegedly drove drunk into Resurrection River in July 2009, killing a 13-year-old boy, was arraigned in Kenai Superior Court this week on several charges, including manslaughter.

Hunting accident wounds Soldotna man
Two Soldotna men were hunting black bear on Wednesday night out Funny River Road when one of their guns went off, striking the other in the back, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Park work moves ahead: Soldotna Creek parking lot discussed
The Soldotna City Council debated if Soldotna Creek Park will have enough parking space after approving two contracts this week for its expansion.

In the News

Body found in Kenai River identified

Small potatoes? Cool and wet summer not all bad for growers
A cool, wet summer wasn't all bad news for Kenai Peninsula gardeners and growers, but weeds, trees and grassy lawns were some of the biggest benefactors of the inclement weather.

Jake Galley
Former Soldotna resident Jake Galley died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010 in Blanding, Utah. He was 86.

What now for OUR hospital?
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly made one thing crystal clear in rejecting a proposal Tuesday to consider entering Central Peninsula Hospital into a partnership with a for-profit hospital management company.

An Outdoor View: All about tides
With so much change and confusion in the world today, I find comfort in simple things I can count on, year after year. Things like the tides.

Refuge Notebook: Skilak Loop project to increase recreation opportunities
As you read this, perhaps you are wondering, "Why is the Refuge Fire Management Officer writing about wildlife habitat projects and wildlife-oriented recreation opportunities?" Well, I have to say that I've asked myself that same question. As I thought how to answer that question, I realized there is a very simple explanation. It's really all about the critters, about their habitats, and about our (public) access to places where wildlife live. I also realized that every refuge employee and volunteer, even the firefighters, play a role in wildlife and habitat conservation "for the continuing benefit of the American people" (from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Mission).

Perils of Polly: We've landed in Russia. 'OK. Now what?'
Editor's note: Polly Crawford was a reporter and associate editor of The Peninsula Clarion from 1985-1988, when she wrote "Perils of Polly." She also wrote a series of "Peril" columns in 1998 about her Australian adventures. Although she is now a teacher at Soldotna Middle School, the perils continue as she just returned from an around-the-world journey that started in Russia and ended in Tibet.

Mushroom Mania returns; Fungi flourish in Peninsula forests
Ken Gill and Dominique Collet looked over the Kenai River, shoes planted among fallen autumn leaves. The glistening waters attract most visitors, but the pair were discussing the type of fungus growing on a tree that leaned over the water. Gill and Collet threw Latin terms back and forth, then turned around, and headed further into the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

Around the Peninsula

MOMS Club to meet

Church Briefs

Freedom Walk to be held

Sports Brief: Dart league set to start
All ladies interested in playing steel-tip darts for 2010-11 should contact Donna Flug at 283-8017. There will be a meeting at the Eagles Aerie on Sunday at 3 p.m.

SkyHi looks to close in on playoff spot
The Skyview football team has a chance to put itself in prime position for a playoff berth when it travels to Houston for a 2 p.m. game on Saturday.

Kardinals outlast Bulldogs
The Kenai Central volleyball team defeated host Nikiski in five games on Thursday in nonconference action.

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