Sunday, December 19, 2010

Home for the holidays: Family has a new house thanks to Habitat for Humanity
Aaron, Elsie and Junior Fleming are especially excited about Christmas this year. They're going to be celebrating the holiday in their new home.

2010 not a bad year in Alaska
If escaping the ravages of the national recession in 2010 and bulking up our state treasury reserves with billions in oil dollars are performance measures, it's been a pretty good year for Alaska.

Bradley Dale Emmett
Homer resident Bradley Dale Emmett died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, of cancer, at his home. He was 61.

Frank J. Griffin
Longtime Soldotna resident, Frank J. Griffin, 86, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Heritage Place in Soldotna.

T.H. Auldridge
Former Sterling resident T.H. Auldridge passed away Sept. 29,, 2010, in Paris, Texas. He was 85.

Why mar the holidays with carelessness?
If you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times: Don't drink and drive.

Legislature will open healthy dialogue on oil taxes
Few subjects provoke more controversy than oil taxes. If oil is taxed at too high a rate there's a risk that crucial investments don't get made in the state's most important industry. If oil is taxed at too low a rate then we fail in our constitutional duty to ensure that our oil resources are developed and used for the maximum benefit of all Alaskans.

Around the Peninsula

Volunteers needed at Triumvirate

Stars wrap up 4th at Tip-Off
The Stars kept shooting, and the lead kept shrinking. But when the final whistle blew, the comeback was incomplete.

Sports Briefs

Seward finishes third at Service Tip-Off

Prep sports scene set to change: ASAA vote for reclassification will affect Peninsula schools starting in 2012-13
A recent vote by the state activities association will have broad impact on the Kenai Peninsula prep sporting scene starting in the 2012-13 school year.

CIA girls, Bethel boys win CIA Classic
The Cook Inlet Academy girls and Bethel boys won Cook Inlet Classic titles on Saturday at Cook Inlet Academy.

Kenai takes 1st at Challenge: Soldotna also finishes perfect at tourney, loses in tiebreaker
A year after Mt. Edgecumbe defeated the Kenai Central girls basketball team to win the Atigun Inc./Powerade Kenai River Challenge, the Kardinals returned the favor.

Ketchikan boys edge Soldotna to reach finals
The Ketchikan boys basketball team topped Soldotna 51-50 on Friday to move to the championship of the Powerade/Al Howard Tip-Off.

Bears split with Palmer
In a game headed toward overtime, Brad Duwe ensured the Kenai River Brown Bears didn't have to play extra hockey.

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