Friday, September 19, 2008

Photo feature: Misty mountain
Heavy rain and clouds make a pastel scene in the Kenai Mountains earlier this week. Forecasters are calling for showers today and Saturday and clearing skies beginning Sunday.

'FireWise on the Kenai' workshop planned
This year's wet weather has kept down the number of wildland fires on the peninsula, but that doesn't mean the risk is still not there for the future. So, to educate people on hazards such as beetle-killed spruce, to better prepare them for fire should one occur, and to better inform them of the chain of command in a fire scenario, there will be a "FireWise on the Kenai" workshop Saturday.

Kenai Council hears cool news
Some cool news was presented to Kenai City Council members by a couple of top city administrators Wednesday night.

Homer mayor resigns
In a move that shocked his colleagues at City Hall, Homer Mayor James Hornaday abruptly resigned his office Tuesday and withdrew from the Oct. 7 municipal election, filing a letter with the city clerk's office stating, "As the Scriptures tell us, there is a time for every season, and the time has come."

United Way good for the community
So many of us are told that it's good to set goals. We use them to meet budgets, educate ourselves, achieve careers, become healthier, more organized or reach destinations we've only dreamt about.

Fall into the season at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
Fall is such a wonderful time to be outdoors -- whether you go birding, berry picking, hiking or fishing, each day is a feast for the eyes as the landscape changes dramatically.

Workshop offers tips for exercising with dogs
From pet owners that take occasional walks and jogs in summer, to mushers with dozens of dogs that pull for hundreds of miles in winter, spending time recreating with a pet in an all-season activity for dog lovers.

Around the Peninsula

FASD ceremony set

SoHi travels to Kodiak for NLC test
After a dominating 67-0 win over Skyview on Friday night, Soldotna coach Galen Brantley Jr. turned his attention to Northern Lights Conference co-leader Kodiak.

Bears improve to 2-0
The Kenai River Brown Bears improved to 2-0 on the season with a 4-3 overtime victory over the two-time defending league champion St. Louis Bandits on Thursday at the North American Hockey League Showcase Tournament in Blaine, Minn.

Church Briefs

Grief support group to meet

Pastor ponders stereotypes about his job
Being a pastor is an interesting job. Among other things, pastors should be good at operating a plunger, painting, repairing holes in walls and cleaning coffee stains out of carpets.

Romo's 2-0. I'm 17-14. Jessica, call me.
Tony Romo and I have at least one thing in common.

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