Sunday, November 20, 2005

Photo feature: Glowing performance
The sun sets Saturday behind trees on the bluff in Kenai. There will be seven hours of sunlight today, with the days getting shorter on the way to the winter solstice on Dec. 21.

Kenai selling parcels
Wal-Mart was not the only issue facing the Kenai City Council at its four-hour long meeting Wednesday night.

Enrollment figures not adding up
Using this year’s 2 percent decrease in enrollment in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, a six-year projection prepared by Melody Douglas, chief financial officer for the district, shows a drop of more than 800 students in the next six years. Douglas will present the report at the KPBSD school board meeting Monday.

Kenai library offering ways to fight off effects of winter
Cabin fever, winter blues, seasonal affective disorder — there are many names for the depression that creeps its way into the lives of many Alaskans at this time of year as the mercury drops, the days grow shorter and the dark nights ever longer.

What makes us believe men, women in black so supreme?
Like most, I believe if it walks like a duck, talks like a duck and looks like a duck, it probably is a duck, and therein, I think, is the problem with our federal government’s judicial branch.

Agrium plan could be the right answer
Agrium’s announcement Wednesday that it may have found a way to turn things around was a breath of fresh air for the Kenai Peninsula.

Around the Peninsula
Breakfast buffet set to servePie fund-raiser gets cookingPsychology program to be discussedClarion seeks new neighborsCommunity dinner set to feastWrestling camp takes it to the mat

My best friend
Two of Pat and Jackie Hewett's best friends also are best friends. Rosco, a Gordon setter, and Axel, a domestic gray tabby, are best buddies. They are area rescue pets and watch out for each other all the time around the Hewett home on Strawberry Road. Bedtime is their favorite time.

Skyview to host wrestling camp
The Lil’ Grappler’s Wrestling Camp will be held at Skyview High School Friday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

Kenai turns back Skyview’s effort
The Kenai Central High School hockey team found itself with its hands full Saturday, facing Skyview in a North Star Conference game at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Kards shut out Mariners
The Kenai Central hockey team came into Friday’s North Star Conference game at the Soldotna Sports Center pumped up to play a Homer squad that had scored an impressive victory over Houston on Nov. 10.

Stars split hockey tilts in Anchorage
The Soldotna hockey team defeated host Eagle River 5-2 Friday behind a hat trick from Anton Olson.

Panthers fifth at North/South
Skyview led all peninsula schools by taking fifth place at the North/South Wrestling Tournament Friday and Saturday at Wasilla High School.

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