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National Boys & Girls Club Week, April 16 -20, is the time each year when some 4,000 communities across the nation, including our communities here on the Kenai Peninsula, celebrate the important work of their local Boys & Girls Clubs - saving and changing young lives, every day, every week -...

Sun, 04/15/2012 - 8:00am

Our hospital, a place of health and healing, suffers from a serious illness.  Ironically, the very people elected or appointed to keep the hospital healthy have failed to honestly look at the injuries, hoping that by ignoring the symptoms the problems will disappear.   Most of us will...

Mon, 04/16/2012 - 8:56am

I support borough assembly Ordinance 2012-07 to appoint, rather than elect, members to service area boards. Board members provide an important public service and do so whether appointed or elected. We have a good history of appointed board activity. It is easier for people new to politics to apply f...

Mon, 04/16/2012 - 8:53am

A big round of applause goes to all the wonderful volunteers who helped with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's Forensics competition held at Sterling Elementary on March 3. Over 30 volunteers came to help support 153 incredible students as they recited poems, told stories, and performed ...

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 8:48am

"Just around the corner in every woman's mind-is a lovely dress, a wonderful suit, or entire costume which will make an enchanting new creature for her." These words by fashion editor Wilhela Cushman flashed into my mind this past week. I witnessed ladies from area schools beam with delight when the...

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 8:44am

Soldotna-Kenai Women's Bowling Association held their 52nd Annual City Tournament and 2nd Annual Bowl 4 A Cure Tournament  March 24, 25, 31, and April 1. Thanks goes out to all the SKWBA members who participated and to our generous local business's for supporting our cause and making this the h...

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 8:41am

Hello! My name is Ethan L. I am a fifth grade student at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa. My class is studying the history and geography of the United States. I was so lucky that I got the great state Alaska to research. I would really appreciate it if you would send me a state map or a s...

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 8:38am

I attended the public presentation given by Pebble Partnership last week in Homer. I asked Mike Heatwole, vice president of public affairs, how much public land would be off-limits to hunting if Pebble is approved. He said this will be "negotiated" with the Department of Natural Resources. This gets...

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 8:33am

Congratulations to all of you who, according to the Borough Assessor, your property is now worth more money ... in some cases a lot more money! But assessed value is only part of the calculation the borough uses to decide your taxes.  In June, the Borough Assembly decides how much of your money...

Tue, 04/10/2012 - 8:48am

Prices at the  pump? Paul Morrison's comment (Clarion, April 6) hints at part of the problem. Of course the Oil Conglomerates are raising their profits, as well as retailers and tax authorities. We who live on the Kenai have a bigger bite out of our pockets for all those reason as well as Fairb...

Tue, 04/10/2012 - 8:45am


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