Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Oppose west Inlet coal project
Please help stop the proposed Chuitna coal project. If you have been there, you would realize that mining salmon streams on the west side of Cook Inlet would be like mining Deep Creek or the Anchor River. No one would stand for it! Don't sacrifice our natural resources to feed our money hungry government!

Price gouging on gasoline
I would like to know why the Peninsula residents are paying almost $4 a gallon for gas. We were paying this much when oil was $140 a barrel it is now just over $80. It's gouging or its price fixing by all the stations. This story about gas being trucked down from Anchorage just don't fly for a number of reasons. Every time gas prices are investigated this is the story that's told the reason for the high price and the investigation is closed, how convenient!

Mission group gives thanks
As we begin a new year we would like to extend our appreciation to everyone who donated their time, money and gifts to the mission of En La Gloria. We are a non-profit Christian organization with a mission to share the good news of Jesus Christ through evangelizing and serving. Through village evangelism, bible studies, feeding and clothing programs and ministering to hurting individuals our teams have a heart to share the hope and love that can be found in knowing Jesus.

Lower 48 student needs homework help
Hi. I am in 5th grade. I am doing your state. I will need some items. I will list them at the end of my 3 paragraphs.

Political bile blamed for shooting
I simply can't find the words to express my disgust with Sarah Palin and her pals at Fox News; their evil artistry of blended truth, lies and bile seems to have set the stage for the horrific assassination attempt against Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Congressional vote seems disingenuous
On Jan. 5, Rep. John Boehner was sworn in as the U.S. Speaker of the House and he pledged openness in Republican actions. The same day he and every other Republican voted against a bill that would require Congress to disclose if they received government health care. These are the leaders that have pledged to repeal health care for their fellow Americans.

No fan of proposed coal project
Mining through a salmon stream is legal? Really? Wow! We all depend on salmon so much whether you are a fisherman, cashier, mechanic, business owner or an employee of any business around, whether you eat salmon or not, everyone of us depends on these wonderful species. Everyone of us depends on these fish for food, tourism or to sell. Why would we allow a company to come in and try to destroy our way of life?

Is anyone listening to coal opposition?
I begin my comment with this pleading question because, when it comes to the issues surrounding development of the Chuitna Coal Project by Pac Rim, the decision makers do not want to acknowledge the facts.

Charters grapple with permit issues
HOMER (AP) -- In 1988, Steve Smith was intent on developing a successful charter fishing business in Ninilchik. In the years since, Smith has done just that. His single-boat, bed and breakfast operation has grown into Captain Steve's Fishing Lodge, a two-boat, $1.7 million enterprise that not only keeps Smith's family working, but also provides employment for nine full-time summer employees.

Gov.'s budget includes $10.5M toward roads to resources
Gov. Sean Parnell's promise to bring "roads to resources" into greater focus during his administration has materialized, in the recently released fiscal year 2012 draft budget, in the form of $10.5 million in allocations to various phases of planning and engineering on three projects.

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Owners rebuild after recent fire
The cause of the Dec. 28 fire at Dandelion Acres will probably remain unknown, said owner Linda Price-Albers.

Fish Board to consider ignoring protection
The Alaska Board of Fisheries will consider an emergency petition from the city of Adak to partially disregard fishing closures in state waters. The federal government proposed the closures to protect food sources for Steller sea lions in the central Aleutian Islands.

Share your dividend? Local non-profits hoping givers pick their cause while filing 2011 permanent fund applications
The state started accepting applications for 2011 permanent fund dividends on Jan. 1, and for the third year, applicants can pledge a portion of their dividend to one of more than 300 eligible non-profit organizations -- including more than a dozen in the central Peninsula area.

Photo: Waiting for his favorite show

Larry Rodgers
Former Kenai resident Larry Rodgers passed away at his home in Henderson, Nev., Dec. 21, 2010. He was 45.

Around the Peninsula

Nanwalek video presentation

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Kenaitze Tribe discusses health facility

Pet Photo: Waiting

Preparing Students for Life
Soldotna High School provides a rigorous academic education, as well as applied educational opportunities related to life or work interests. Vocational and technical education offerings provide for more extensive career exploration and related career education experiences.

Around the District

School board to meet

Around Campus: KPC spring semester enrollment sets another record
At KPC's annual spring convocation, College Director Gary Turner informed KPC faculty and staff that preliminary enrollment statistics indicate the semester that started today will be the thirteenth consecutive record breaking semester. This spring semester will be the first time in history that KPC breaks the 13,000 credit hour mark, making it the largest spring semester enrollment ever.

Sports Briefs

Sass leads Copper Basin 300

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