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Group remembers long-time pool players

Friends, family and fellow shooters gathered to remember the lives of long-time pool community members John "Griz" Young, 57, and Mike Exum, 64, at the Alaska Roadhouse Bar and Grill Sunday afternoon. Players waiting their for their next...
Stanley Ford hosts the "Playoff ready" Kenai River Brown Bears

...was a good time to get folks inspired about what these guys have been doing on the ice," said Lauver, "So we brought over Griz the mascot and a lot of the players to give away autographed photos and some game tickets and to get folks fired up. It was...
Follow bear safety rules to prevent trouble for everybody the tent.Perhaps the bear had found food in a tent before, maybe this one smelled of food from the past, or maybe the griz was just curious."But it had no fear of us," Kelley said.The bear ripped an opening in the side of the tent and was dragging...
Kyle Wesley Klepinger

...interests included fishing, hunting, camping, riding snowmachines and ATVs, playing with his children and his dogs, Jake and Griz, as well as grilling for family and friends. He provided well for the needs of his family and was known to be a very generous...
Christmas Comes to Kenai a great success our recourses together. Fireworks Sponsors -- Stanley Ford and The City of Kenai; Fireworks Provided by -- Fire Art by Griz; Fireworks Accompaniment -- The Q 100.1, 96.5 KKIS, The Fuse 106.9; Special Sponsors -- Chevron and the Kenai Rotary...
Writers should respect mama bears' territory

...Alaskan Family without their welcome or okay. I would ask Mr. McGinniss: "What on earth were you thinking?" Just as a mother Griz will protect her cub, so Alaskans will protect their own. We may not endorse Palin. But, by God, who on earth ever gave...
St. Patrick's Day events

...will be fired off from the Little League fields. The largest display ever is planned this year, said Griz Smith, proprietor of FireArt by Griz Inc., which operates the pyrotechnics. This year's exhibit will feature at least 15 minutes of nonstop...
Soldotna readies St. Patrick's Day festivities

...For the grand finale, the chamber contracts with FireArt by Griz, the Big Lake company that is Alaska's only licensed manufacturer...largest fireworks entertainment company, according to owner Griz Smith -- his real name. Soldotna is the only place in Alaska...
Christmas Comes to Kenai made possible by the community

...Merrill Sikorski for taking photos, Board of Directors for volunteer support; Kenai Fire and Police Departments; FireArt by Griz; Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center; City of Kenai; and all of our parade entrants and their dedication to decorating elaborate...
Celebrating state?s 50th: Alaskans working together to make anniversary special

...the anniversary celebration. Alaska?s balladeer, Hobo Jim, is working on an official song for the occasion. Fireart By Griz has been working closely with the commission to plan and build gigantic fireworks displays as part of the celebration. We...


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