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Sunday, October 23, 2005

Pebble test holes show possible 'mother zone'
Northern Dynasty Mines Inc. announced Friday that test holes drilled to the east of its Pebble Project site northwest of Iliamna has revealed what the company is calling a very substantial higher-grade deposit adjoining Pebble.

Memo clouds gas pipeline deal
Gov. Frank Murkowski held a shotgun press conference Friday evening in Fairbanks announcing that the state reached an agreement with ConocoPhillips on fiscal contract terms for a natural gas pipeline. He said the state still is working on an agreement with BP and ExxonMobil.

Police warn of Games phone scam
Kenai Peninsula supporters of the Arctic Winter Games should give the cold shoulder to anyone trying to "cold call" them in search of funds for the Games.

Dog found 13 days after bear attack
Colleen Sinnott of Kasilof may have had her scalp torn off, three ribs broken and numerous puncture wounds and scratches, but there was only one thing on her mind after she survived a recent brown bear attack.

Cool surprise
Amy Arestad spins in Saturday's fresh snow following a volleyball game at Skyview High School. While some people reacted to the weather with delight, others mumbled groans as they left the school.

Martha V. Cage
Soldotna resident Martha V. Cage died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, at home with her family by her side. She was 81.

Paul S. Coulter
Kenai resident Paul S. Coulter died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 48.

Bridge money's nice, but public support is too
In his 37 years as an Alaska senator, Ted Stevens has done much to improve Alaska. The billions of federal dollars he's secured for the state have funded projects that advance the infrastructure, economy and other facets of our state.

Voices of the Clarion: Tricked-or-treated out
A sure sign I am getting older: I can look back at events in my childhood and assert that they were better than kids today have it.

Serving families
A recent night at Melanie Hollon's dinner table was full of laughs. In fact, she said, this is the case most nights. But on this occasion her 14-year-old son was the source of the laughter.

Around the Peninsula
Music workshop, concert set Foster care presentation to be discussed Chemical dependency presentation slated LeeShore membership meeting planned HEA to host community meetings Prevention coalition to meet Library pumpkin contest slated

My best friend
Nikki, a 10-year-old black Lab, started getting white spots a year and a half ago. Owners Becky and Steve Foster of Soldotna tell people she's a reverse Dalmatian.

Dillingham wrestlers grab crown
Dillingham had four champions and two other second-place finishes Saturday in winning the Grace Invitational wrestling tournament in Anchorage.

SkyHi netters lose to Colony, Palmer
Too good. The Colony volleyball team has been too good for everyone it has faced this season except for Juneau-Douglas, and the Knights were too good for host Skyview Friday in a Northern Lights Conference match.

Homer swimmers sweep boroughs
The Homer girls and boys swim teams swept the Kenai Peninsula Borough Meet Saturday in Homer.

Kardinals blow past Soldotna
The Kenai Central High School volleyball team overpowered Soldotna Friday, defeating the Stars in three games in a Northern Lights Conference match at Kenai.

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