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Sunday, December 11, 2005

Sign reminds folks of holiday fire safety
Firefighters from Central Emergency Services have erected their “Keep the Wreath Green” sign as a fire prevention awareness reminder.

Misdemeanor issue draws concerns for fishing guides
At last week’s public hearing on a draft of proposed fishing guide regulation changes, proponents predicted at least some opposition, but were surprised when guides ex-pressed deep concerns about a proposal to withhold guide permits from fishermen charged with recent fishing misdemeanor offenses.

Opposition to plan irks Williams
An idea to establish a Kenai Peninsula Borough chief of staff, replacing the assistant to the mayor position, drew public protest, borough assembly debate and angry comments from newly elected Mayor John Williams.

Project values, gross sales peaking
The value of Kenai Peninsula Borough construction projects reached an all-time high and gross sales increased by 15.7 percent, leading borough analysts to describe the economy as stable, but faced with unrest, according to a government report.

Awaiting his arrival
Scott Woodward and his son, Hunter, wait for Santa Claus to arrive at Parker Park during the city of Soldotna’s Christmas tree lighting and holiday celebration Friday night. The event featured carolers, sleigh rides and refreshments. Tonight at 6, The Greatlanders Air Force Band of the Pacific will perform a free Christmas concert at Soldotna High School.

Barbara Marie Osborn
Alaska resident Barbara Marie Osborn died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, in a motor-vehicle accident. She was 31.

Madeline Elizabeth Doan
Homer resident Madeline Elizabeth Doan died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer surrounded by family and friends. She was 82.

Conflict disconnection: South Dakota soldier’s death hits home on many levels::::Voices Of The Clarion
Before driving in Kenai to take this job, I stopped in Huron, S.D., to see my family. A week before I arrived, it was announced that a soldier from Huron died in Iraq. Daniel Bartels, a 22-year-old Army specialist, was the first Huron resident to die since the conflict began.

Portraits of Life
Images of aging men and women line the walls of the Kenai Peninsula College commons and library. These are not famous faces of those who contributed to higher education, but everyday citizens in Alaska. Each portrait or color photograph wordlessly expresses the lives of the seniors while capturing their spirit of living.

Around the Peninsula
Seniors cooking up buffet Meeting focuses on Lewises’ expedition Globetrotters set to bounce into Kenai Photo guild open to new view Performance staged for benefit Remembrance celebration set U.S.O. performance set to entertain

My best friend
Repo the rottweiler likes to play with his friend, Moe the cat. The breeders “repossessed” him from his first buyers, which is how he got his name.

Sports Briefs
Homer skaters defeat Skyview Homer wrestlers edge Kenai

Kenai girls start season by toppling Seward
The visiting Kardinals girls overcame an early deficit to beat the Seahawks 40-28 Saturday at Seward.

Kards stay undefeated in league
The Palmer hockey team is not open for megapoints this year.

Nikiski skaters drop two to Delta Junction
Nikiski fought hard through another tough weekend, but the pains of youth and inexperience were again prevalent.

Tumbaga takes third place
Justin Tumbaga finished off his high school wrestling career with a smile.

Still friends
The Ninilchik high school volleyball team lost a tough match Saturday in the fourth-place game at the Alaska School Activities Association State 1-2-3A-West Championships at Dimond High School in Anchorage.

Knights punish Stars
The Soldotna hockey team proved to its coach Friday that it could beat any team in the North Star Conference when it plays well. The problem for Stars bench boss Aaron Swanson was that his squad proved that fact by not playing well.

Sports Briefs
Hakkinen leads U.S. biathletes Team Alaska seeks Inuit Games athletes

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