Sunday, November 18, 2007

Safety first
Snowmachines can be fun to ride and explore the backcountry on, but they're definitely not toys.

Grave Issues
Now that a Soldotna city cemetery may be coming to their neighborhood, a number of Mooring by the River Subdivision homeowners rose up Wednesday night in protest.

Fisherman's day goes from bad to worse
A Homer fisherman's trip went from bad to worse earlier this month when his disabled vessel was rescued in heavy seas and then he was arrested on a bail violation after the Coast Guard towed him to Seward.

Lawrence Allen 'Larry' Yocom
Longtime Soldotna resident Lawrence Allen "Larry" Yocom died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at Heritage Place in Soldotna, after fighting a nearly three-year battle with cancer. He was 64.

No, we haven't got it backward: Winter is the perfect time to enjoy the Kenai Peninsula's backcountry
IANEK PENINSULA, ALASKA Snow came to the backcountry here this week, marking the start of frequent hiking, snowshoeing and skiing into backcountry cabins.

Let's hope the Legislature keeps moving forward
We are pleased to see that our state lawmakers were able to work together this week to pass new oil tax legislation.

Around the Peninsula
Library holds story time KMS seeks volunteers Peaceful people to meet Frankenstein comes to SoHi School district committee members needed

Trolling for new boots
I'm off on a trip to Mars, and I'll rest assured that while I'm gone, my upholstery will be safe from unicorns.

Land of Plenty
When Steve Scott ventures into the woods in search of wild mushrooms, he's amazed at the abundance he finds.

Pet Photo: Best Friends
Sisters Hannah, left, and Sheba were lucky to be adopted by Allen and Susan Dowell of Kenai six years ago. Their owners took them to school and they learned agility. The Dowells encourage others to go to the shelter and adopt a best friend. "They need a good home like ours have," Susan said.

South edges Soldotna
When Mike McGrath plays a better game between the pipes, Soldotna coach Kyle Howell wants to be there to see it.

Kenai falls to Eagle River, South
Kenai coach Nate Kiel didn't know too much about Eagle River entering the Kardinals' contest with the Wolves on Friday night.

Bowled over
Tasha Waterbury was living in the state of Washington, competing on a middle-school bowling team and just about ready to join a high school varsity bowling team as one of the school's top two bowlers when there was a change in plans.

Homer wins End of Road Shootout
Robert Lewis broke a 2-2 tie when he scored in overtime in leading Homer to the End of the Road Shootout title with a 3-2 victory over Delta Junction on Saturday in Homer.

Skyview takes 4th at King of the Mountain
Skyview placed fourth, Seward took fifth and Kenai claimed eighth at the King of the Mountain wrestling tournament at Seward High School on Saturday.

Machado to return to Oilers coaching staff
The Peninsula Oilers announced that former Kenai Central standout Dennis Machado will return for his second season as the pitching coach for the Oilers.

Arbelovsky, Queen wed in Soldotna
Stephanie Lee Arbelovsky and James Jacob Queen of Anchorage were married in an afternoon ceremony Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Pastor Lee Moore officiated.

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