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Community offers thanks, dinner

...Last year, they served about 150 people in the restaurant, she said. "There's a lot of people out there - oil field workers - that have come to the community that don't have anywhere to go. They just came up for work, I've heard from...
Mr. William Reese Thomas

...moved to Alaska in 1957. After moving to Kenai he worked for the Kenai Power Company and most recently worked as an oil field worker for Chevron Oil until he retired. Bill was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints in Soldotna...
Kardinals player on the mend: Dambacher returns home after injuring neck in football game

...test revealed the damage to Isaac's neck, so he was airlifted to Providence. Isaac's father, Steve, is an oil-field worker. He was across Cook Inlet when the accident happened, and beat his son to Anchorage by about 20 minutes. Isaac...
Industry day appreciates founder, too

...and tourism and their contribution to the local economy. Jack Brown, who founded Industry Appreciation Day with oil field worker Aaron Goforth, said he agreed with Goforth's opinion about the oil and gas companies, and wanted to turn it into...
Business booming on the peninsula

Last January, layoffs of 190 British Petroleum oil field workers caused concern over the future of the Kenai Peninsula's economy. With the passage of time, though, such worries proved to...
State talks oil labor

...advertisement for the sleeping pods shown to the committee Tuesday in Fairbanks "It was offering significant discounts for oil field workers," he noted. Giessel said that wasn't the intent of the commissioner when he approved it. She then noted oil...
Snow clearing efforts appreciated

...go. I'm also thankful for the skills of the mechanics who maintain all that equipment. I'm thankful to the oil field workers, explorers, pipe line workers and all the folks who refine the oil into products that keep my truck, and all the...
Some hanging on for long haul

...Petroleum Training Service (MAPTS), based in Soldotna and Peak help operate the Sakhalin Alaska College for training oil field workers. The Russians now working on offshore drilling studied at the facility and spent time training in Kenai and Soldotna...
Historic moments parade down Kenai streets entries to complete the parade, and half of them were politicians running for office,? commented a retired oil field worker. Janie Odgers, Kenai Chamber of Commerce executive director said there were over 100 entries in the parade and...
Bombay Beach

Now Playing Synopsis: Filmmaker Alma Har'el profiles the people and places of Bombay Beach, the small community on the edge of California's Salton Sea. Back in the 1950s, the Salton Sea was the premiere vacation destination for folks looking to have some fun in the sun, and in the water. From the working class to the Hollywood elite, people from all across the country flocked to this scenic rift lake, and it didn't take long for local entrepreneurs to recognize the potential for profit. As restaurants sprung up and nightclubs overflowed with wealthy clientele, the community thrived. Now, at the turn of the 21st Century, flooding and poor water flow has rendered the Salton Sea a virtual ghost town - the death of the American dream personified. But within this dusty former boomtown, life still flourishes. For young bipolar Benny Parish, it's a place to let his vivid imagination run wild, and for aspiring football player CeeJay Thompson, it's a refuge from the Los Angeles gang violence that claimed the life of his beloved cousin. Meanwhile, former oil field worker Red subsists on whiskey and nicotine. Choreographed dance sequences in which the subjects of the documentary dance to the music of Beruit and Bob Dylan lend Bombay Beach a unique feeling unlike any documentary you've ever experienced before. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review


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