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Last week the EPA made public their draft scientific assessment for the Bristol Bay watershed and the potential environmental impacts the Pebble Mine would have on the area. As many people expected, the assessment wasn't positive regarding the Pebble project, outlining the dangers of putting a huge ...

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 9:09am

Thanks be to Central Peninsula Hospital and CEO Rick Davis for establishing a no-fly zone to which area residents may flee for refuge and in order to escape the endless bombardment of tobacco fumes devastating the health of local citizens. Now that CPH has taken this bold and courageous step in purs...

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 9:06am

Lead is a nerve poison. Ingestion can cause permanent nerve damage and even death. Thus drinking water is no longer conveyed in lead piping. Knowing this, Senators Begich and Murkowski signed on as co-sponsors of Senate Bill 838 which removes lead shot and lead sinkers from EPA jurisdiction as toxic...

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 8:55am

Shall we the people of the Kenai Peninsula Borough be for "Protection of Rights" or waiver and sacrifice them to hypothetical destruction of our Borough and State resources? Emotion is not reason! We should not quietly accept denial of one or several sticks taken from the bundle of Property Rights w...

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 8:53am

Wake up my fellow Alaskans. When are you going to get mad enough to stop the runaway gasoline prices here in Alaska? The evening news tonight reported that the national gas price had dropped to $3.73 per gallon. Here it is over a dollar higher. Why? Because we are sheep and have allowed our elected ...

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 9:46am

Over the past school year, students in Kenai Peninsula schools have been monitoring streams near their classrooms. They have taken monthly measurements of temperature, turbidity, pH, conductivity and oxygen levels, recorded the local aquatic insects and sampled fish populations that utilize the cree...

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 9:37am

A hungry crowd enjoyed attending an event on Saturday, May 5 to celebrate Cinco de Mayo where they could try many salsas and vote on their favorite tastes. The Kenai River Rotary Club – Soldotna, sponsored a Salsa competition at the Duck Inn on K-Beach Road, where thirteen restaurants and caterers...

Wed, 05/16/2012 - 8:00am

Alaska is a state which relies heavily on its commercial and sport fishing industries. Each year, men and women from across the state — and across the world — come here to fish our waters and catch some of the greatest wild seafood. In the Gulf of Alaska, halibut continues to be a hot commodity ...

Wed, 05/16/2012 - 8:00am

The Northern Dynasty group i.e. Pebble Mine plan are if nothing else persistent in the goal they have planned for Kamishak Bay.  The problem with the mine location is the wet lands and rivers that for eons have nourished the fish,animals and humans living down stream.   Northern Dynas...

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 8:31am

As an opponent to he recent Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center movement debacle, I learned some enlightened and unexpected lessons. Lesson 1: The non-political, public servants of the City of Soldotna and local taxpayer, are just a group of excellent people. In particular City Manager Larry...

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 8:29am


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