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Government is supposed to work for the people not use it to dictate and control over its people. Remember the phrase: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Seems like this has gotten lost somewhere along the line. Also remember taxation without representation is tyrany....

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 9:32am

The letter from Bob Ermold (Clarion, Feb. 1, 2012) deserves a response. John Toppenberg was criticized for describing the Alaska Board of Game as having zero diversity, and using an anti-science approach to wildlife management. The truth may hurt, but Mr. Toppenberg wrote the truth. Since 1967, I ha...

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 9:43am

On Jan. 28 and 29, the annual Tustumena 200 was held on the Peninsula, and Homer was invited to bring a checkpoint close to town for our residents to enjoy. With a slim budget, Snomads snowmachine club took on this task with much excitement to host this checkpoint. It was a wonderful surprise that w...

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 9:41am

A big thank you to Honor Guard members who took part in last month's veteran funerals; we received many thank-yous for our service. I want to remind all vets that have returned from foreign service to register with the V.A. whether they have a disability or not -- new sources of injury and illnesses...

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 9:37am

Today I witnessed what makes Alaskans great. A lady, and neighbor of mine, was stuck in the snow berm at the end of Feuding Lane and Sterling Highway. She called me for help, I am no help but go to see another neighbor who has a truck thinking he could get her out of the ditch. No luck, his truck wo...

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 9:00am

As a long-term resident of the Soldotna area, I am a bit concerned to see a decline in road plowing quality. There was once a time when the plow trucks would do things such as cut-in drive-ways so lower clearance vehicle owners didn't damage their rigs, push back snow banks away from turning roads s...

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 9:00am

I enthusiastically support AK House Bill 244 and House Joint Resolution 33 (HB 244: "An Act providing that for-profit corporations and limited liability companies organized in this state are not persons for purposes of influencing the outcomes of public office elections, initiatives, referendums, or...

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 9:00am

A special thank you goes out to Soldotna Elks Lodge 2706 for their partnership with Soldotna High School! Throughout the 2011-12 school year, the Elks have helped Soldotna High School honor our area Veterans, provided support for our families in need at Christmas, have given financial support to our...

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 10:26am

The Nikiski Community Playground Committee would like to extend a thank you to all of those that helped, attended and supported the Spaghetti Dinner and Dessert Auction this past Saturday at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. The fundraiser was exceptionally successful, and all proceeds from t...

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 10:23am

Substance abuse and addiction robs so much from individuals, families, and the local community.  It is important to remember that recovery is possible--and that many members of our community want to help. As an example of community in action, Kelsey Cusack, highly qualified yoga instructor and ...

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 10:00am


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