...billion a year that could be used for the budget. The numbers are rough and the details preliminary, but those are the broad strokes recently released.This wouldn't erase the deficit but would help close the gap, Richards said.Under this concept, the...

SoHi's Watkins gets pair of 2nds at state swim meet

...he mistimed his lunge to the wall on his first lap, which likely cost him an even greater PR."I have a certain amount of strokes I take before I hit the wall, and I didn't hit it," Watkins said. "I glided into the wall too long, and that took a...

An Outdoor View: Passing stuff on

...to an apartment in an assisted living facility, dad was in the hospital and unable to help in any way. Mom had suffered a stroke, and had trouble communicating. She often would say "yes," when she meant to say "no." As a result, I had to decide...

Kodiak swimmers claim SoHi Pentathlon crowns

...contingent that graduated last May."(Tahna) was awesome," Cummisky said. "She would give you tips on your turns and strokes."Portia Padilla provided Soldotna its top finish in the girls competition, finishing sixth with a time of 3:13.61...

An Outdoor View: The king of Alaska's rivers, Part 3

...changed.The Kenai isn't quite the circus it was, now that motors are limited to 35-horsepower. The increasing use of 4-stroke outboards has reduced noise and pollution. Property owners who want to use their land in a habitat-friendly manner can now...

Face your fear: Why not expect the best?

...woman in a hospital bed beside which I stood seemed to be near the end of life. Now in her eighties, she had suffered a severe stroke and was in a deep coma. Her heavy breathing added a sad background rhythm to the scene. I prayed for her but with little faith...

Voices of Alaska: High-level talks on Air Force One

...of these things to the one person who could ease restrictions and pave the way for Alaska's self-reliance with a simple stroke of the pen. On Thursday afternoon, five days before the President was scheduled to arrive in Anchorage, I had a call with...

Kenai Golf Report: Atigun Cup Playoffs set for weekend

...final day of the Kenai Open. His gross score of 78 on Sunday enabled him to win with a total net score of 140. He finished one stroke ahead of Gordon Griffin who shot a net 141.Finishing third with a net score of 143 was Michael Houghton. Fourth place went...

David Arthur Brown

...equipment operator and other things, including being a published author. His last job was at Carrs, where he worked until a stroke forced his retirement at 85.Dave was declared legally blind 10 years ago. After he lost his driver's license, he continued...

Delores Marie Hamilton Voss

...business a year later, Ham's Oil Tool Sales. They later moved to California and then to Arizona, where in 2001, Dee had a stroke and Ham passed away just four days later. Dee came to live with her daughter in Soldotna and spent the last two years at Heritage...



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