Friday, November 6, 2009

Business keeps woman tuned in to Phillies, Yankees
I stopped to see an old friend, Ruth Fitzpatrick, last week who is very very ill. I asked if there was anything she would like and she replied in a weak voice that a TV in her room to see the World Series would be great. She is bed-ridden and can not be moved to the TV room.

HEA says Energy Watch Conservation Drill effective
While a shortage or significant drop in the delivery pressure of natural gas during the winter months may not be probable, that doesn't mean it's not possible, and regional governments and utility companies are making plans to deal with it.

'With winds blowing the way they were, it was a recipe for disaster'
Gusty winds sent a homeowner's small back yard grass fire out of control Wednesday afternoon, lighting a bed and breakfast ablaze.

Fish board should meet where the fish are -- here
"The good thing about having (the Board of Fisheries) meeting here (in Soldotna) is that regular, local sport fishermen who don't usually get to participate could go to it. A lot of guys are losing the opportunity to see how the system works.

Gearing up for winter frolic: Spend time tuning-up and inspecting your equipment
With the recent cool temperatures, the Kenai Peninsula is on the cusp of having its first snowfall of the season. When it comes, winter recreationists will head to the outdoors to pursue their pastime of choice.

Birch tree sap wells drilled by hungry woodpeckers
"Nearly all our scientific understanding stems from observing and interrogating nature at some level. Nature as a teacher does not lecture or provide study guides. Instead, natural systems appeal to our innate curiosity, with the awesome and strangely beautiful compelling us to learn as best we can."

Kenai dipnet fishery a success
When Les Anderson caught the world record king salmon in 1985, he put the town once popularly known as Slowdotna on the map. Anderson landed the fish near The Pillars, a fishing spot inside the Kenai city limits, but he lived in Soldotna, so Soldotna grabbed the credit. The city put a king salmon on its logo, and its chamber of commerce began hyping the town as "Home of the World Record King Salmon." From less than 200 in 1985, Kenai River guide numbers more than doubled. Soldotna, at least for a month or two each summer, bustled.

Permit Hunt Application Changes
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation is implementing changes to the permit hunt application system.

Around the Peninsula

Recipes wanted

Kenai, SoHi open with losses
Despite losing 12-1 in the first contest of the season Thursday night, Kenai hockey coach Pete Iverson is turning the rout into a positive.

SoHi's Heaven chases state title
Soldotna's Winter Heaven's 100-yard butterfly seed time of 51.47 seconds -- which he posted at the Region III swim meet last week -- ranks him No. 1 in the state as he heads into this weekend's state swimming and diving championships.

Bulldogs pin Soldotna in dual meet
The Nikiski High School wrestling team, aided by six wins by pins, defeated Soldotna 60-23 in a dual meet Tuesday in Nikiski.

Nikiski to host Southcentral Conference tournament
Life isn't getting any easier at the Southcentral Conference volleyball tournament, which will be held at Nikiski High School on Friday and Saturday.

Southcentral Conference volleyball tournament at Nikiski High School
Friday's games

Northern Lights Conference volleyball tournament at Wasilla High School
Thursday's games

Give thanks, keep life in perspective
"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." Psalm 106:1b

Edwards collects rare 300
Rich Edwards is a Soldotna Kenai United States Bowling Congress Bowling Association Hall of Fame 2006 inductee. He's the recipient of many USBC game awards, including a pair of 11 strikes in a row plaques.

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