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Saturday, November 12, 2005

Hanging city decorations means more than bulb replacement
Kenai light poles are getting all glammed up this week in preparation for the upcoming holiday season.

Police investigating meth lab
Kenai police and Alaska State Troopers are investigating a methamphetamine lab discovered in Kenai on Sunday.

Clinic gives dogs chance to be found
Few things are as frightening to a dog owner as loosing their furry friend, but the Kenai Kennel Club is hoping to make it easier to locate a lost pet, should it happen.

Wal-Mart plans move on
Two Kenai attorneys were the most outspoken among 60 people who turned out for a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Wednesday night to talk about plans for a Wal-Mart super center in Kenai.

Pact signed by 3 mayors
Newly elected Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor John Williams and his counterparts from Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough have signed a pact creating an alliance they expect will give the wider Southcentral Alaska region more economic and political clout.

Kenai woman killed in Seward Highway collision; 6 hurt
A 31-year-old Kenai woman was killed in a motor-vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon on the Seward Highway near Girdwood.

Veterans Day: Tree of Liberty 2005
As American blood continues to nurture the Tree of Liberty around the world, it seems appropriate that all Americans rededicate themselves to the obligation and responsibilities of promoting a free society by treating our veterans with well-deserved respect.

We need to start training for gas pipeline jobs
The commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, in Fairbanks at the end of last month, made an observation about the proposed natural gas pipeline that is important but that probably hasn’t received the widespread attention from Alaskans that it deserves. What Commissioner Greg O’Claray said was this: ‘‘We need to train a heck of a lot more pipeline workers.’’

Satellites help keep an eye on Kenai Peninsula features
The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is using space age technology to monitor the status of landscapes on the Kenai Peninsula. We have begun an on-going project using satellite images to map land cover and monitor changes over time.

Time to get ready to roll
For a skiing or snowmachining enthusiast, there is nothing worse than waiting through October, November or (hopefully not) December for that first recreationable cover of snow.

Around the Peninsula
Sterling bazaar fund-raiser setHealth career information availableHoliday flea market, bake sale offeredBereavement workshop setSoHi to host crafty peopleGenealogical society to meetTalk focuses on emergency preparedness

Nikiski knocks Valdez off throne
The Nikiski High School volleyball team took a step closer to a state championship Thursday, defeating Valdez in three games in the opening round of the state 3A volleyball tournament at West High School in Anchorage.

The wonder of complete forgiveness
British scientists recently invented a kind of glass that cleans itself.

Church Briefs
Lutefisk, lefse dinner slatedMatrix church to meetCantata choir practice tunes upNikiski Bible study continuesClothes Quarters openBible study group to meetRevelation study in progressSoldotna Bible study meetsBible study class to gatherYouth rally set to goChristmas brunch set

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