Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Reader: Things have changed
"Not in my back yard" is a strong sentiment in Alaska, as well as all over the country. It reminds me of a little story of while we were traveling. Re: Soldotna's Cemetery or lack of. We always traveled on the cheap and were fortunate enough to spend about a week at Branson, Mo. Saw some great shows, but the cost of campgrounds close to town were expensive, so got our Good Sam Campground book out and found a place about 10 miles outside of town close to the river and nicely wooded.

Sense of humor appreciated
I just read an article that said the TSA was ranked lower than even the IRS as the least liked federal agency. FEMA was the only agency ranked lower, but fortunately I haven't had any dealings with FEMA.

Let's protect what we have
There have always been differences of opinion and divisions among Alaskans concerning how we go about managing ourselves and our resources. These divisions often seem entrenched into camps at the far extremes of agreement. In fact, it seems our society conditions us to be us and them, conditioned as adversaries, right or left, win or lose, red, blue or green, with little tolerance or opportunity for common ground.

Soldotna council approves its own raise
As one councilman put it, the Soldotna City Council last week gave itself a raise and trimmed its work schedule.

Soldotna council approves its own raise
As one councilman put it, the Soldotna City Council last week gave itself a raise and trimmed its work schedule.

Area residents resolve to make changes in '08
In celebration of the new year, many Kenai Peninsula residents are resolving to make lifestyle changes.

Goodbye 2007
"May you live in interesting times," the saying goes. Well, 2007 proved to be an interesting year on the Kenai Peninsula.

Soldotna Community News
The year 2007 is coming to a close and as I sign off and end my last column with you it makes me a little nostalgic. I've very much enjoyed getting to know you and sharing news with you. Thank you for all of your support and help in writing, because it truly is "your column." My best wishes go to the new writer, Jacki Michels.

Around the Peninsula
Tribe offers child care assistance KMS volleyball camp set Teleconference set Hospice plans celebration Health center closes for holiday Presidential caucus set

Kasilof Community News
You are invited to a family New Year's eve party at Tustumena School beginning at 8 p.m. Kasilof Community Church has organized the party, which features refreshments, finger foods, movies, games and fun.

Ninilchik Community News
Debi Henderson reported that the 2007 Santa's Christmas Party, sponsored by the American Legion Family, was a huge success. Ninety-one children attended, from ages 2 months to 12 years old.

Nikiski Community News
I wish a Happy New Year to all my Nikiski neighbors. Another year is upon us; remember to be safe and merry.

Sterling Community News
I'm a few hours early, but I'd like to wish all my wonderful Sterling neighbors a happy and healthy New Year.

Kenai Community News
Wow. Another year comes to an end. Is it my imagination, or did this one go by faster than the last one did? I hope that your year was as productive, as progressive, as exciting, as momentous, or as peaceful as you hoped it would be.

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