Saturday, October 29, 2005

Delegates dig into Games planning
With the Arctic Winter Games just over four months away, international representatives from the various northern countries participating in the Games are in town, getting their first glimpses of where their teams will compete.

Fire engulfs Soldotna home
A 750-square-foot home suffered major damage from a fire Wednesday night.

Halloween haunts abound
The following is a list of Halloween and fall harvest events happening this weekend in the central Kenai Peninsula:

Noise sparks council debate
Urban nuisances including loud car mufflers, boom boxes and mischievous skate boarders briefly captured the attention of Soldotna City Council members Wednesday evening.

Halloween safety isn’t tricky
Beastly boys and little ghouls are just days away from collecting sacks of sweets, and area police have a bit of advice for staying out of harm’s way on Halloween.

Election was easy part, now Williams’ work really begins
First off, congratulations to John Williams for winning this week’s Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor runoff election. Williams is a consummate statesman with years of experience in politics and what looks to be a solid plan for getting the borough’s financial house in order.

Outdoor briefs
Trapping orientation class offeredWinter king derby planned

Late-season fishing offers solitude, time for reflection
Dawn breaks slow and cold over Deep Creek.

Colorful jays making a ‘Steller’ appearance at winter bird feeders
On the first frosty morning this fall, I set up a bird feeder at my new house. I have established many new feeding stations over the years and in most cases met with limited success. It often takes a fair amount of time before the local birds find your feeder and make it part of their routine. The lifestyle of a job-seeking birdwatcher is not conducive to maintaining a long-term bird feeder. I was hopeful that with a little

Around the Peninsula
Haunted house set to spookCommunity Halloween party plannedBoo review party setElks Halloween party slatedCountry jamboree plannedHaunted swamp needs extra goblinsHalloween fun fest setDevelopmental screening fair scheduled

Final mayor ballots still being counted
Though not expected to alter the results of Tuesday’s runoff election for Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor won in come-from-behind fashion by John Williams over his opponent John Torgerson, more than 1,400 ballots are yet to be counted, Borough Clerk Sherry Biggs said Thursday.

Swimmers ready for regions
It’s go time.

Sports Briefs
Soldotna hockey time changesKPHA squad has 3-0 weekend

Faith sufficient for all seasons of life
Poets and preachers have long pointed out the similarities between the seasons of the year and the seasons of life.

Church Briefs
Halloween festival setWinter clothing soughtNikiski Bible study offeredRevelation study in progressSoldotna Bible study continuesClothes Quarters openBible study group to meetKenai Bible study class setAddictions group to meet

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