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In 2004, SB 56 sponsored by Senator Fred Dyson, passed both the House and Senate and was signed into law in 2005 by Governor Frank Murkowski.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 7:08pm

The last two weeks have been busy for the Board of Fisheries. As a guide, lodge manager and avid fisherman, I was listening intently to as much as I could, especially regarding the Kenai and Kasilof king salmon returns. Unfortunately, but obviously, there was much disagreement among the attendees an...

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 9:53am

“In Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, drowning surpasses all other causes of death to children 14 and under” ( According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2007, there were 3,443 fatal unintentiona...

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 9:43am

An open letter to Wayne Ogle, We have been looking at Ordinance 2014-09. This ordinance would allow employees of the Borough to sit on Service Boards. We think it is a very bad idea for the following reasons: 1. It creates "ultra" employees.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 8:24pm

My name is John Baker. I am just recovering from two days of music making at Kenai Central High School with over 300 students from your school district. From the moment Alan Fields picked me up at the airport to the time Renee Henderson dropped me off for my trip home, I was treated with warmth, res...

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 9:29am

During the early afternoon of Friday, Jan. 10, Providence Valdez Medical Center was notified of a bus accident at Mile 55 of the Richardson Highway. The school bus was carrying high school ski-team students and coaches from Kenai and Soldotna. As the staff and physicians of our hospital received eac...

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 9:24am

With all due respect, I’d like to recommend that the Alaska State Legislature and the governor not pass another law until they’ve cleared up one critical and obvious issue: They must firmly and legally say “no” to the vast amounts of money being donated to them for political purposes! It’s...

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 3:14pm

Tuesday’s Peninsula Clarion article “Former school nurse pleads guilty to tampering” includes a quote by the defense attorney (“I would guess that 99.9 percent of all school district nurses in the state have done this”) that suggests that our school nurses are lackadaisical and breaking th...

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 9:46am

Minimum wage should be raised because as we go into a grocery store and from week to week find that a $10-12 item suddenly becomes a $13-14 item and a $12.50 item has suddenly became a $15-plus item. I believe that since minimum wage was last increased, there has been roughly a 50 to 75 percent in t...

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 9:42am

The Board of Fish meeting is just about over and unless a last second reconsideration is made the commercial fishery plans are set. The Board has put coho and chinook salmon as a priority fish in upper Cook Inlet but has not stated that in regulation and yet kept the sockeye salmon goals in place wh...

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 9:39am


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