Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New book celebrates cooking, for life

An essential kitchen companion

Local CAP marks national group's anniversary
The Kenai Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol recognizes the 69th anniversary of the Civil Air Patrol this week.

Stock cars vs motocross
The Peninsula Stockcar Racing Association that built and started this racetrack did not intend it to be a motocross race facility period! There has been a lot of Radio Gaga talk like this is its original use. Well it isn't! The late Chet Wilhelm was one of many involved in starting this track. He would chew me out good if he thought for a second I was letting somebody foster that idea.

Shades of 2000 presidential contest
The Miller/Murkowski race reeks of the Gore/Bush race. The guy just can't let it go. You would think he could move on, He is only damaging his own honor and reputation at this point. Next he'll be stomping his feet like a 5 year old. It's growing more and more tiresome to hear about. The voters have spoken.

Salazar says Interior will process Shell's Beaufort Sea drilling permit for 2011
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Shell's application to drill an exploration well in the company's Beaufort Sea federal offshore leases next summer will be processed. Other federal outer continental shelf leases in the Arctic "will be honored," but there will be further reviews before additional Arctic OCS sales are held, Salazar said. Shell is still assessing the decision, announced Dec. 1, but "we see it as a positive signal," Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said.

Photo: All I want for Christmas ...

Sportsman's Warehouse coming: Sporting goods retailer to fill space in Peninsula Center Mall
Sportsman's Warehouse plans to open a new store in Soldotna next spring, expanding the nationwide retailer's reach into Alaska.

Miller's challenges face high hurdles
In Alaska's predominately Native communities, strong write-in vote efforts appear to have driven incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski to victory over Republican primary winner Joe Miller.

UA president proposes tuition increases
The University of Alaska president is recommending a 7 percent tuition increase starting in the fall of 2012, after the administration's previous call for an even higher increase received harsh criticism.

Refuge opens for Christmas tree cutting
The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge opens for Christmas tree cutting today. Trees are free for personal use with a limit of one per household. Trees may be taken anywhere on the refuge with hand tools, except within 150 feet of a road, lake, stream, trail, campground or picnic area. No tree cutting is permitted in the Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center area and along Ski Hill Road. The public is requested to trim the stumps as close to the ground as possible for aesthetic reasons. Contact Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters on Ski Hill Road, in Soldotna, 907-262-7021, for further details.

Kenai kennel code on tap
Kenai residents will have a chance to comment on a city ordinance regarding dog kennel zoning changes at the Kenai City Council meeting tonight.

Photo: Sunset

Soldotna lights Christmas tree
The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce presents the 10th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting today, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Soldotna CES station. The event includes cookies, hot cocoa and hay rides. Bring a camera and take pictures with Santa. For more information call the Chamber, 262-9814.

Oil industry boosts Alaska spending
Alaska's oil industry is boosting its spending in the state more than expected, which may be good for future oil production and jobs, but is limiting the state's profit from rising oil prices.

Lenora Pepin
Lenora Alene Townsend Pepin died peacefully at her son's home in Anchorage, Nov. 27, 2010. She was 68.

Kendall T. From
Kendall "Ken" Trevor From died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at his daughter's home in Olympia, Wash. He was 87.

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Elementary basketball camp on tap

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2nd Time Around Bazaar coming

Pet Photo: Cute Tot

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