Sunday, September 18, 2005

Candidate profile: Robert J. 'Bob'Molloy: Kenai City Council
Residence: 513 Ash Ave. Mail address: 110 South Willow St., Suite 101, Kenai, AK 99611 Contacts: 283-7373 Age: 52 Years in Kenai: 23 Family: Wife, Kristine Schmidt, and one child Occupation: Attorney, small business owner Education: Bachelor's degree from Tufts University, law degree from Boston University School of Law Previous elected office: Kenai Parks and Recreation Commission (2005-present), law clerk in the Alaska Court System (1980) Organizations: Past board member of Peninsula Home Health Care Inc. and LeeShore Center, past fund-raising committee member of United Way

Candidate profile: Scott Walden: Kenai City Council
Residence: 404 McKinley St. Mail address: P.O. Box 422, Kenai, AK 99611 Contacts: 283-2717 Age: 48 Years in Kenai: 21 Family: Wife, Gloria, and three children Occupation: Retired fire chief Education: Some college Previous elected office: N/A Organizations: Alaska Association of Fire and Arson Investigators, Alaska State Fire Chiefs Association, Alaska State Firefighters Association

Candidate profile: Timothy J. Navarre: Kenai City Council
Residence: 608 Ponderosa St. Mail address: P.O. Box 92, Kenai, AK 99611 Contacts: 394-2303, tnavarre Age: 50 Years in Kenai: 40 Family: N/A Occupation: Businessman Education: Kenai Central High School graduate Previous elected office: Junior Kenai City Council Member (1973), Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly (1993-2002) Organizations: F.O.E. Eagles, Elks Club, Moose Lodge, Kenai Chamber of Commerce board of directors for 10 years and president in 2004

Robert Molloy: Kenai City Council
As a 23-year City of Kenai resident, I value our City and the opportunity to contribute as a member of the Kenai City Council. I am willing to listen and work for you ...

Scott Walden: Kenai City Council
Though I've been in public service for over 25 years I've never held a political office. As fire chief, politics certainly became a part of the job.

Candidates eye Kenai 1-year seat
Editor's note: The following is the first in a series of stories focusing on the upcoming municipal elections Oct. 4. Candidate columns and answers to a Clarion questionnaire can be found on pages A-4 and A-5 in today's paper. Tomorrow's coverage will focus on candidates for two three-year seats on the Kenai council.

Cow moose killer hunted
Troopers with the Alaska Bureau of Wildlife Enforcement are trying to find out who shot a cow moose in the neck and left it to die off of Marathon Road on Thursday morning. When troopers arrived at the scene, near the "S" curve near the large gravel pit on the south side of the road, they found the moose down but still alive and suffering.

Pebble prospects looking good
The howling winds buffeting the light helicopter heading out of Iliamna across the Newhalen River on its way to Northern Dynasty Mines' Pebble Project site should cause no pause. "The more air under the rotor, the better," NDM's Chief Operating Officer Bruce Jenkins comments over the cabin intercom.

Produce prince
Shoppers at the Safeway store in Kenai may have found a recent addition to the produce section hard to miss — especially with their shopping carts.

Fueling concern: Gas prices ground airline profits
Editor's note: The following is the first in a series of stories about what effect high fuel prices are having on the Kenai Peninsula. Monday's story will focus on impacts to the shipping industry.

Borough must dig into gravel debate
What's clean water worth? How about gravel? Is one more valuable than the other?

Voices of the Clarion: Reporter quite able to spend his PFD
Don't spend my Permanent Fund Dividend check for me. I can do it just fine, thank you. Why is it that ever since I moved up here from the Lower 48, it seems people have their sights set on my Permanent Fund Dividend check? Heck, it started before I was even eligible to receive one.

Foraging for fungus
The weather was typical for the late summer, early fall kind of a day that it was.

Around the Peninsula
Power outage put peninsula in the dark Family story time scheduled KWF plans appreciation party Puppet show planned Junior Miss seeks volunteers Kennel club classes planned Swim classes available Popcorn fund-raiser begins

Hill, Heath marry in Cooper Landing Malmquists celebrate 60th anniversary

Canine cleaning season
The wet weather that is so common after the autumnal equinox is already upon us. Seemingly perpetual precipitation, huge holes of mud and puddles of all proportions are common at this time of year, and the subsequent mess they cause can be a major inconvenience, particularly with regard to pet owners.

My best friend
Elmer the Third, a Boston terrier puppy owned by Ed and Nikki Pearson of Kasilof, loves to cuddle up with stuffed animals for a quick nap.

Kenai Central cows Service
Bill Chimphalee and the Kenai Central High School football team dismantled Service High School Saturday, defeating the Cougars 50-0 in a nonconference game on the Anchorage Football Stadium turf.

Kenai boys, Soldotna girls notch swim titles
The Kenai Central boys and Soldotna girls won team titles Saturday at the 2005 Kenai Invitational swimming meet at Kenai Central High School.

SoHi fakes out Skyview
The Soldotna offense was so deceptive on a rainy Friday night at Justin Maile Field that even the referees were fooled.

Sports Briefs
Area rowers compete in Wasilla AWG Team Alaska seeking coaches, athletes

Kenai netters topple Panthers
Kenai Central's Samantha Calderwood served the final five points of the decisive fifth game to pull out a 3-2 comeback win over the Skyview Panthers Saturday at Kenai in Northern Lights Conference action.

Giants' Bonds realistic that his career is winding down
SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds used to commit any spare time before games to lifting weights, working meticulously to build up his leg strength for long nights of standing in left field and on the basepaths following his many walks.

Cross country (and water) meet
Though the steady rain of the past few days had finally let up by the time racing started, it was still a day for mudders at Saturday's Kenai Peninsula Borough Cross Country Championships at Tsalteshi Trails.

Mosley, Barrera get wins
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shane Mosley was anything but sweet. He was a winner, though, with his sights set on bigger things.

Wasilla volleyball gets by Soldotna
The host Soldotna volleyball team was defeated by Wasilla 25-17, 19-25, 20-25, 28-26 and 15-12 Saturday in Northern Lights Conference action.

Chase demands fast start
LOUDON, N.H. — Kurt Busch understands the importance of a good start to NASCAR's 10-race Chase for the Nextel Cup championship.

Phillies storm past Marlins
MIAMI — Once the Philadelphia Phillies broke up Dontrelle Willis' shutout in the ninth inning, there was no stopping them.

Santana shuts down White Sox
MINNEAPOLIS — Johan Santana struck out 13 Saturday to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 5-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox, who have lost seven of their last nine games.

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