Friday, October 17, 2008

Voters have spoken
Good for us! The Kenai Peninsula voters strongly changed the direction of the borough Oct. 7.

Voter vows to try new strategy
Someone once said, "Fool me once, that's your fault. Fool me twice, that's my fault."

Volunteers make a difference at food bank
The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Board of Directors and staff wish to thank United Way Day of Caring participants Wells Fargo Bank-Kenai and ConocoPhillips.

Borough looking for loopholes
I hear that our borough is trying to make an end-run around the will of the people again.

Heritage Place gets room to grow
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly this week approved a land deal that will allow Central Peninsula Hospital to expand its Heritage Place nursing home facility.

Kenai vote certified: Boyle, Moore elected
With the certification by the Kenai City Council on Wednesday, the results of the municipal Oct. 7 election became official.

Assembly flip-flops on gas line
At the urging of several residents who claimed they were not fully informed about the true costs, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly postponed a decision on a resolution to proceed with natural gas line project off Funny River Road.

911 locator system on line
The Kenai Peninsula Borough announced on Wednesday a new 911 wireless calling system that will give 911 call takers the ability to locate the area a wireless call is coming from.

Photo feature: Bulking up
A cow moose keeps her ears cocked for danger Thursday afternoon while browsing through a Kenai resident's shrubbery along Portlock Street.

Annalysia Liberty Skura-Myers
Soldotna resident Annalysia Liberty Skura-Myers died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, at her home in Soldotna. She was 3 months old.

Ricky John Thompson
Longtime Alaska resident Ricky John Thompson died Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, in his Ninilchik garage. He was 49.

It's a good plan: Get all fired-up about prevention
Central Kenai Peninsula residents are fortunate to have three solid fire departments. Unfortunately, most of us don't give them much thought until something goes wrong.

Drifting together: Family bonds on Yukon River float trip
Two years ago, I took a course in Wilderness Stewardship that was hosted in Girdwood. Four days of training helped me to remember how special our wilderness is in Alaska and I vowed that I'd have a wilderness "experience" with my kids while they were still young. My rule of thumb is that a trip needs to be at least 10 days long before I stop fretting about work or unpaid bills, or whether or not I turned off the stove.

Around the Peninsula

Golf association to meet

Seeking divine election direction at the polls
I have a divine appointment approaching; an appointment I expect to keep. Election Day has rolled around again on the calendar calling for my participation as an American citizen and I'm thankful for this opportunity.

Church Briefs

Coat drive begins

Deflection of graduation losses puts SoHi right back in state title game vs. Kodiak
Due to their 48-0 victory over Kodiak a little less than a month ago, the Soldotna Stars will be the overwhelming favorites when they face the Bears in the small-schools state football championship at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Anchorage Football Stadium.

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