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Friday, December 18, 2009

Business Briefs

Chambers set luncheon schedules

Renewable energy group reaps results
Energy is the lifeline of any economy, and key to filling that need is a predictable, reasonably priced source of renewable energy sources, says the director of the Renewable Energy Alaska Project.

Fish beware: Winter offers no respite: Early season action hot on stocked lakes
Any fish that thought the hard shell forming over their watery abode would protect them from the plying lines and barbed hooks of anglers is apt to be disappointed.

Nikiski Senior Citizens enjoy Christmas meal
The Nikiski Senior Center would like to express our appreciation to the Moose Family Lodge, their supporters and helpers for the delicious Christmas dinner they prepared for the seniors.

Community support benefits library
The Board of Directors of the Friends of the Kenai Community Library would like to express their gratitude for the contribution and support of the following members of the Kenai Community for the successful, "Breakfast With Santa" fundraising event that took place on December 12th at PJ's Diner at the Kenai Airport.

LeeShore grateful for quilts
The LeeShore Center sends our sincerest thanks to the Kenai Peninsula Piecemakers quilting group for the beautiful handmade quilts they recently donated to our agency. This year the quilting group donated 93 quilts! This is an annual event we all look forward to and is a gift that keeps giving all year round. Each child residing at our emergency shelter facility gets to choose their very own special quilt. It's a joyful event to behold and so appreciated!

Chivalry, Christmas Spirit alive and well
I wanted to let people know that there is still Christmas Spirit and even more important, there are still gentlemen around.

Miracle on Gaswell: Good Samaritan finds deed repaid -- and then some
Kaylynn Pearse and her family still hadn't set up a Christmas tree this season, and until this past Sunday she was pretty sure they wouldn't have much to put beneath it even if they did.

Pact still on the table: Kenai council to reconsider climate change agreement
The Kenai City Council delayed commitment Wednesday night to the Alaska Coastal Communities Global Climate Change Compact.

New oil company hopes to restore production quickly
Managers of a newly formed oil company operating on the west side of Cook Inlet say they're looking forward to restoring operations at formerly abandoned assets acquired earlier this week.

Pioneer to begin tests on Cosmopolitan in 2010
Pioneer Natural Resources Inc. plans to conduct a production flow test at its Cosmopolitan oil discovery in Cook Inlet in January, but has delayed drilling an additional appraisal well into the deposit.

Making hats, making a difference: Students plan to donate class-made clothing to Juneau's homeless
Students at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School have made, grown and gathered hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, potatoes and mugs. This week, they plan to donate them to Juneau's homeless.

HEA rates drop: With RCA approval, bills to decrease 11.5 percent
Although approval from the Regulatory Commission of Alaska still is needed, Homer Electric Association residential members likely will see a "significant decrease" when they open their January bills.

The joy of shoveling
While shoveling snow off my deck and driveway this week, I got to thinking about the risks.

Soldotna Area Christmas Bird Count slated for Saturday
The 110th annual Christmas Bird Count season is under way; tens of thousands of volunteer birders are scouring their designated areas in over 2,000 circles this holiday season throughout North America. Once again local birders from the Kenai/Soldotna area are invited to participate in the Soldotna Annual Christmas Bird Count to be held Saturday.

Around the Peninsula

Santa to visit Nikiski

Around the Peninsula

Car seat check up slated

Eagles sweep Wolverines
Cook Inlet Academy swept Ninilchik on Thursday in the opening round of the Cook Inlet Classic hosted by CIA. The girls opened with a 47-31 victory, followed by the boys 50-35 win.

Celebrate the season
As Christmas draws near, College Heights Baptist Church is hoping others will join them in celebrating what they believe is the real reason for the season.

Art Briefs

Call for submissions

Disney kisses a frog, but is it magic?
'The Princess and the Frog'

What's Happening

Best Bets

Gone
Thomas Tucker is a trucker

Church Briefs

Christmas concert planned

Class conflict: Tsalteshi hosts Christmas race
Tsalteshi Trails hosted the Christmas Class Races on Thursday behind Skyview High School.

Youth bowlers strike it rich
The one major difference about the sport of bowling when compared to other sports within the community is that it is unparalleled in what it has to offer the next generation.

Clarion Calls

Jeff's call: Put wrestling under one roof

Wolverines stomp Grizzlies
The Ninilchik boys basketball team steamrolled Kalskag 77-27 Wednesday night.

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