August 29, 2009 |
There are those who think of fishing as a contemplative sport. A chance to plant hip waders in a sparkling stream, stash a cold drink in the belt pocket and dream of man's mystic connections to the water and the dark shapes lurking below. They, however, would not be many Alaskans, at least not when the sockeye start making their headlong summer rush up the Kenai River. As if mimicking the salmon's annual journey, anglers climb into cars, pickups and campers, speed down the Seward Highway from Anchorage, lug poles and nets to the water's edge and start, by God, fishing.
May 27, 1999 |
Kenneth Cates, who had gone for a hike near his home in Soldotna, was killed by a bear, Alaska state troopers said Wednesday. Searchers found the body of Cates, 53, about six miles up a horse trail near the Kenai Peninsula town, the troopers said. Indications were that Cates was killed Tuesday afternoon or evening. "The fact that this was a single wound to the head indicates that it was a defensive attack," said a spokesman for the Department of Fish and Game.
August 5, 1988 |
The National Baseball Congress World Series has always been a showcase for baseball's best amateur and semipro pitchers. Some of the greatest in baseball history have passed through the tournament on their way to big reputations and even bigger money in the major leagues. In 1935, Satchel Paige took the mound for Bismarck, N. D., and went 4-0, striking out 60 batters in five games--a record that still stands. Don Sutton and Roger Clemens are among the others who left their marks in Wichita, Kan.
April 27, 1986
The grumbling of Alaska's Augustine Volcano prompted school and church groups to cancel weekend clam digs, and authorities warned against camping on Kenai Peninsula beaches because of the danger from new eruptions. The 4,025-foot volcano southwest of the peninsula was releasing steam, and scientists said that a violent eruption is imminent.
February 6, 1985 |
A commuter aircraft crashed into a thick grove of trees, burst into flames and disintegrated while making an instrument approach in bad weather, killing all nine persons aboard, authorities said Tuesday. The twin-engine Beechcraft Queen Air, operated by North Pacific Airlines of Anchorage, went down Monday night about a mile east of Soldotna Airport on the Kenai Peninsula, an FAA spokesman said.