Sunday, November 19, 2006

Ice jams cause minor flooding in Kenai River
Several days of frigid temperatures and a quick freeze-up along parts of the Kenai River have caused ice jams in the Big Eddy area, and rising water levels Friday led the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning on the lower river.

Ninilchik gets priority on Kenai
The Federal Subsistence Board found Ninilchik residents have a subsistence priority in portions of the Kenai River drainage on federal lands — more than doubling the number of rural residents who’s fishing priority could nudge anglers off one of the state’s most popular sport fisheries.

Taking a shot
Public health officials did not get the numbers of people they were looking for, but expressed confidence that the Kenai Peninsula is prepared to mass immunize the populace should the need arise.

Edwin Sears
Homer resident Edwin Sears died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care. He was 73.

Carl M. Haller Sr.
Longtime Kenai and Kasilof resident Carl M. Haller Sr. died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at the Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 88.

Patricia Jean Downing
Nikiski resident Patricia Jean Downing died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, at her home. She was 69.

Doris Reynolds
Kenai resident Doris Reynolds died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. She was 78.

American Legion steps in: Heroes to Hometowns created to help wounded veterans
At the end of World War I, a bunch of soldiers got together to make sure returning veterans would be taken care of when they settled back into their daily routine in the States.

Subsistence board is fishing for trouble
The Federal Subsistence Board is out to make combat fishing on the Kenai River even more contentious.

Well-suited to ‘fun’ at 800 degrees
“It’s really fun,” said Terry Edmundson, an administrative assistant at Central Emergency Services in Soldotna.

Around the Peninsula
Health centers board to meet Fire stations collect food Salvation Army hosts Thanksgiving dinner Living with diabetes talk planned Parents to plan after-grad party Women may register for basketball league

CES recruits prove they can take the heat
Story by Joseph Robertia

O’Brien, Kunkel marry in Nikiski
Kerry Shea O’Brien and Adam Thomas Kunkel of Nikiski were married Saturday, July 8, 2006, at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center. The Rev. Henry Haney of Nikiski officiated.

Turkey strikes back
Wild Willie and I had just settled in for halftime munchies at Turk’s cabin when the phone rang. Turk grunted something about the caller’s lineage, snapped up the receiver and barked, “What?” He listened for a moment, turned and rumbled, “Some hose-head wants to know if I still have Ralph.” He hung up with a snort.

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Sports Brief
The host Homer hockey team lost to Kenai on Friday 7-2 before defeating Nikiski on Saturday.

Baker loses butterflies
Pre-match nerves used to be an issue for Soldotna junior heavyweight Les Baker. If Baker keeps wrestling like he did at the North/South tournament on Friday and Saturday at Soldotna, pre-match nerves will only be an issue for his opponents.

Ischi takes skills abroad
Phillip Ischi had been in a few fights before — in hockey games, that is.

Sutton signs with UAA
Placing first at last year’s state track and field meet may have earned Kenai Central High School senior Levi Sutton more than just a medal and a spot atop the podium.

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