Sunday, November 25, 2007

Council works buffer compromise
After much public debate and considerable wrangling by city administration and council members, the Kenai City Council on Wednesday passed a compromise resolution protecting most of the trees along Walker Lane from the ax of future development.

Long and winding road laws
Writing a law capable of bringing to a close the anything-goes era of road building within the Kenai Peninsula Borough is proving a slow and grinding legislative exercise.

Caribou Hills fire case nearing settlement?
Postponements continued Wednesday in the Kenai court case of the California man charged in the Caribou Hills wildfire that blackened more than 55,000 acres in June and destroyed at least 53 cabins.

Kenai kicks off season
By all accounts Grantland Gallion would appear to be a normal 5-year-old. But while other kids asked Santa for the latest video game or the newest Barbie the day after Thanksgiving, Grantland, dressed in a red velvet suit trimmed with white fur, simply wanted to be Santa.

Some howl over Kenai dog kennel license rules
Not everyone filling the Kenai City Council chambers last week wanted to talk about a buffer strip separating residents along Walker Lane from the business district. Some raised a hue and cry over dogs.

Christopher Allen 'Chris' Strube
Anchorage and former Kasilof resident Christopher Allen "Chris" Strube died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007 at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 35.

Georgia Alberta Pasqua
Soldotna resident Georgia Alberta Pasqua died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, from lung disease at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She was 84.

Vandals erode community's trust
It's come to this: One reason given in opposition to building a cemetery in Soldotna is the potential for vandalism.

Of Moose and Men
One of the things I've always liked about Alaskans is our perpetual optimism. No matter how uncomfortable things may be, no matter how bad things may appear at first blush, Alaskans recognize there are positive aspects. No matter what, we mush on undaunted some might even say obliviously. This trait is, no doubt, part of the "frontier spirit" visitors say still exists here.

Band picks up Internet following
HOLLAND, Mich. Today he owns wine store, but 36 years ago, while he was a college student in Chicago, Paul Cohn started a six-member progressive rock band called McLuhan.

Around the Peninsula
Toastmasters to meet Skyview prepares for graduation Community resource directory available Musical set to vanish School district committee members needed

Just one word: Plastics
Loni Galloway has a bag problem.

Skyview wrestlers win again
The Skyview wrestling team won the Homer Round Robin Rumble on Saturday at Homer High School.

Avs, Brown Bears split pair of games
Kenai River's chances looked bleak.

Running strong
From the spruce trees of Alaska to the cornfields of Nebraska, Ari Goldstein keeps on running.

Hoops, Noel marry in Soldotna
Carri Michelle Hoops and Jesse Ray Noel, of Soldotna, were married in an afternoon, outdoor ceremony Saturday, June 16, 2007, at the home of the bride's parents in Soldotna. The wedding was Renaissance themed. Rev. Robert Reasner officiated.

Dehlbom, Slegers marry in Oregon
Sarah Dehlbom of Soldotna and Jan Slegers of Hillsboro, Ore., were married Saturday, July 28, 2007, in an outdoor ceremony at Beckenridge Vineyards near Salem, Ore.

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