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Saturday, January 7, 2006

Reader: Uniformed voters add to borough’s tough situation
We are only beginning to see the damaging results of Prop 5. The passage of Prop 5 at our last election proves that a majority of voters go to the polls uninformed. The group calling itself Alliance of Concerned Taxpayers has done the public a huge disservice by introducing Prop 5 and getting it passed. We all will suffer the sad consequences of this far into the future.

KPC shows off new classrooms, health clinic at open house
There’s an old cliche that states, “If you build it, they will come.” That certainly was the case Thursday as Kenai Peninsula College held its open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony for a newly constructed addition to the Walter Ward Building.

New WIC clinic, Soroptimist event on the horizon
From the blossoming of womanhood to early motherhood, women’s issues are generating fresh support in the Kenai and Soldotna area as women’s rights activists kick off the new year.

Kenai pensions lack funds
Prefacing his comments by saying he did not want to alarm anyone, the Kenai city finance director told the city council of projected shortfalls in Kenai’s pension plan funding.

Sales saw sunny season
It was a record-setting summer sales season for the peninsula’s economy, according to the latest financial quarterly report just published by the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Nativity just beginning in Old Town
For most Westerners, Christmas has come and gone, presents have been opened and the decorations are coming down.

Bracing for the storm to come
It’s time to break out the umbrellas in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, because we’re in for a rainy day.

Board of Game will hear proposals to ban eagle feeding
As Jean Keene starts her annual feeding of bald eagles, the arguments for and against feeding America’s national symbol have been flying back and forth like a convocation of eagles squabbling over the last scrap of herring.

Moose feeding leads to problems
If you dissect the digestive system of a moose that has died due to starvation you may be surprised to find a full stomach. The food a moose can digest changes from one season to the next and if a moose eats the wrong food at the wrong time its digestive system can become stopped up with undigestable food, using valuable space and energy that could instead be used to process digestable food.

Outdoors Briefs
Grouse Society to hold kick-off meetingBoard to consider peninsula fishingRefuge closed to snowmachinesSalmon enhancement program seeks volunteersArctic preservation campaign seeks donationsRefuge sponsors birding hotlineTrail Advisory Board meetingFish and Game accepting comments

Around the Peninsula
Historical society to meetMushroom hunters to gatherHistorical society soars with topicFitness contest to help wrestlers

SoHi boys beat Bethel
The Soldotna High School boys basketball team opened up the Subway SoHi Tipoff Tournament with a win, defeating Bethel 51-40 Thursday in Soldotna.

Ninilchik sweeps Eagles
The Ninilchik boys defeated defending Class 2A state champion Cook Inlet Academy 73-62 Thursday in the Cook Inlet Classic at Cook Inlet Academy.

Sports Briefs
Barrow boys edge Seward

Nikiski controls Kenai
The Nikiski High School girls basketball team didn’t have any problem jumping back into action after the holiday break, cruising past Kenai 45-21 Thursday in the opening round of the Peninsula Challenge girls basketball tournament at Skyview High School.

Church Briefs
Russian Nativity services setMatrix skit features King KongWomen’s Bible study offered

Resolve to accept God’s challenge this year
This is the time of year especially when we attempt new things and make new resolutions, trying to accomplish more than we ever have before.

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