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Sunday, November 5, 2006

Skilak could see facelift
The future of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge’s Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area (SWRA) is one step closer to being finalized.

Soldotna Marine dies in Iraq
The Kenai Peninsula suffered the loss of one of its own Thursday when Cpl. Michael H. Lasky, 22, of Soldotna, was killed in Iraq.

Truck is picture of workmanship
When professional mechanics around the country turn their Snap-on Tools calendars to the month of August next year, they’ll see a sight familiar to many in the central Kenai Peninsula.

Lucy Louise Volk
Kenai resident Lucy Louise Volk died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 94.

Anna Louise Creary
Longtime Soldotna resident Anna Louise Creary died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 80.

Situations create tragedy on peninsula
It’s been a difficult week on the

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Of mice and science: Tying flies mystifies only until you look beneath the fur
A couple of weeks ago I tied my first fishing fly. And like so many first-time fly-tiers before me, I insisted on tying a drown mouse, one of the most difficult flies to tie.

Around the Peninsula
Post traumatic stress on agenda Historical society plans events Dinner theater set Coed basketball planned Christmas bazaar set to sale SoHi craft fair planned Kayaking, water safety classes slated Developmental screenings available Food bank board meeting planned

‘My neighbor’s tree’
Being a nature photographer requires an appreciation of the beauty of the great outdoors, knowledge of what resides in it, as well as the photography skills necessary to capture it.

Mercury makes pass at sun
The most exciting astronomical event this month is the Mercury transit on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. I will have telescopes set up on the Kenai Peninsula College front lawn, equipped with proper solar filters. Mercury will appear as a tiny disk against our sun’s huge disk. People stopping by at my telescopes are usually amazed by how huge our sun is compared to a planet (Earth wouldn’t appear much bigger).

Of Moose and Men
Anyone over the age of 12 who has had even a transient personal encounter with the opposite sex will immediately acknowledge the validity of this statement: men and women think differently. Some experts in the psychology field explain it as thinking by way of right-brain/left-brain, where women use the right side of their brain more, and men tend to use the left.

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Kodiak tops SkyHi, wins Nikiski Duals
Pat Costello didn’t care about winning.

Lathrop takes title at Ice Challenge
Maybe they should have shared the trophy.

SoHi advances to state
It’s not often a team leaves the court smilling after losing a championship game, but Soldotna was all grins and high-fives after losing to the Colony at the Northern Lights Conference volleyball tournament 25-18, 21-25, 25-20 and 25-23 in Kodiak on Saturday.

Sports Brief
The visiting Nikiski hockey team dropped a nonconference game to Palmer on Thursday by a 9-2 margin.

Back on top
The Nikiski volleyball team defeated Anchorage Christian Schools on Saturday to win the Southcentral Conference Tournament.

Kenai’s Hall finishes 4th in butterfly
For some high school swimmers and divers, a trip to the state championships is a great way to cap a season and a career. For others, a taste of the best competition in the state only makes them hungrier to be back next year.

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