Animal shelters can use holiday help too
While pet owners may have gotten holiday goodies for their own furry friends, animal shelter managers are hoping that central peninsula residents won't forget to get something for all the pound puppies and homeless kitties while completing those last few days of seasonal shopping.
Whale of a calving season off southeast U.S. coast so far
SAVANNAH, Ga. With three babies already confirmed and another two possible, the right whale calving season off the coasts of Georgia, Florida and South Carolina is shaping up to be a good one.
Just like the ones we used to know
It's beginning to look a lot like Alaska in winter, not to mention a white Christmas, looking at the latest long-range forecast from the National Weather Service for the western Kenai Peninsula.
Flood advisory in effect
Subzero temperatures, increased water levels and ice accumulation prompted the National Weather Service to issue a small stream flood advisory for the Big Eddy area of the Kenai River on Friday. The advisory will be in effect for the next several days and hydrologists are warning residents to keep an eye out for rapidly rising water.
Jelly belly not necessarily merry
"His eyes how they twinkled! His dimples how merry!
Borough, ACT tell it to the judge
Attorneys for the Alliance of Concerned Taxpayers and the Kenai Peninsula Borough presented oral arguments in Kenai Superior Court Friday regarding a pending sales tax increase.
Construction holds steady in 2007, but expect slowing
ANCHORAGE With an estimated $7 billion in total spending for 2007, it was a banner year for the construction industry in Alaska.
Longtime Kasilof resident Judy Davalos died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She was 67.
Josie Mildred Seward
Former peninsula homesteader Josie Mildred Seward, a resident of Dufur, Ore., died at an Oregon care facility on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007. She was 87.
Yes, it's cold enough for me: Reporter reacts to recent ridiculously low temperatures
I have hit a new low. Not morally, I'm pretty much the same person I've been for the last 24-and-a-half years. My new low couldn't be described as physical either, although I'm pretty sure it's not all in my head. The low I'm speaking of relates to temperature. In short, it's cold!
A good option for peninsula high school students
Peninsula Optional High School's name may be misleading. At the school district's newest school, learning is mandatory, the program shows tremendous potential to benefit peninsula students.
Around the Peninsula
Cribbage tourney continues Race volunteers sought Caregiver meetings set Basketball alumni game planned Counseling association offers classes Wine tasting fundraiser set SoHi Class of '88 seeks information Social Security reps to visit peninsula Donations sought for military personnel Public health center to close early Monday Counseling group to meet
Building on success
Tim and Raelynne Murphy are used to making do with what they have.
A View Askew
When your boyfriend asks you, "Do you want a water buffalo for Christmas?" the list of possible responses is nearly endless:
Soldotna's pre-Christmas checklist got its final marks Friday night. Like the first three games, the best mark was the victory.
CIA girls beat Ninilchik
"That's the only time I remember," she said.
The Soldotna boys and girls cross country skiing teams both claimed titles at a 4-kilometer quad-meet at Tsalteshi Trails on Friday.
The Peninsula Oilers recently announced the signings of Ross Humes and Seth Harvey, both from Washington State University, for the upcoming 2008 Alaska Baseball League season.
Keller, Skilling marry
Heidi Ann Keller of Soldotna and Ryan William Skilling of Byron Center, Mich., were married Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, in Bartlett, Ill.
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