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Tight Lines: Ice fishing can be cool winter fun

The water dripping off the eaves has thickened into crystal stalactites, and outside my window snowflakes swirl before settling into a fine dust on the frozen ground - a sign that winter, with its slower pace, is still upon us. And...
Poem: Fireweed

...Spinning swirling Seeds scattering Different directions Carried by currents Seeking a site Settling in the soil Soon soft snowflakes Silently shower White lacy shapes and sizes Each one different Join together Forming a blanket of white Sheltering sleeping...
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Hopes for spiritual and economic renaissance accompany Mormons' Snowflake temple

...perched on a butte above the tiny town of Snowflake, goes on public display during an open...non-Mormon -- hope the temple will help make Snowflake a boomtown that draws Mormon the biggest thing to ever happen to Snowflake,'' said Town Planner Joe Papa...
Host program helps sled dogs, mushers rest easy

Do sled dogs dream? Nestled up while snowflakes fell on a back road between Soldotna and Kasilof, four teams of sled dogs had few - if any - disturbances packed soundly into...
Soldotna man charged for exposure, mischief

A Soldotna man was arrested after Alaska State Troopers received reports that he was causing a disturbance near Snowflake Street Monday evening in Soldotna. Randy Wayne Bleazard, 27, was charged with second degree indecent exposure, a class...
Lila 'Maxine' Plett

Former Soldotna and Anchorage resident Lila "Maxine" Plett died Nov. 2, 2010, in Snowflake, Ariz. She was 94. Mrs. Plett was born June 13, 1916, in Gladbrook, Iowa, to Joseph Read and Olive Geisenhener. She had...

...a lightly floured surface to about 1/8 - to ΒΌ-inch thickness, using one disk at a time. Cut cookies with a 4-inch snowflake cookie cutter, as close together as possible. Transfer cookies to prepared cookie sheets. (You may re-roll scraps to...
What's Happening

...magic to the Kenai Penisnula: a "Frozen" Sing-Along! Come watch "Frozen" on the new big screen and follow the bouncing snowflake to sing along to all your favorite "Frozen" hits! Three shows only, this Saturday at 1:00, 4:00, and 7:00 p...
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'Frozen' the entertainer of the year

...perfectly matches it with the magic Disney is known to produce. The end result is a movie that has become an obsession. And now snowflake blue is the new black."While the nation fell hard for the film, one famous actor was positively tongue-tied. John Travolta...
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Develop a blind eye and a deaf ear

...birds instead of sirens. Hear laughter instead of complaining. Look for rainbows instead of dark clouds. See the beauty of snowflakes instead of complaining about the depth of the snow. Remember the encouragements of yesterday and make them work for you today...


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