Saturday, January 12, 2008

Judges' efforts appreciated
On behalf of the members of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, we'd like to thank Nadine Gabbett, Denniece Lofgren and Carol Walkiewicz, the judges who reviewed and scored the 34 entries in the national Young American Creative Patriotic Arts Program competition, sponsored locally by the Ladies Auxiliary, Jerry V. Horn Memorial Post No. 10046.

Community efforts make auction a success
On behalf of the Boys and Girls Club board of directors, our dedicated staff and most importantly the children in the seven community locations served, we want to thank the hundreds of donors, volunteers and attendees for the success of our 20th annual Auction Gala that took place in November. Thank you for your investment in the Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula, one of the peninsula's premier youth development organizations. 2008 marks our 20th year serving the peninsula. Through your continued support we are just getting started.

Reader feels for those suffering millionaires
It was interesting to read that one in 17 Alaskans are millionaires and that the figure is actually up from one in 20 the last time they counted.

Cemetery slipped into agenda
With no notice at all given to the public, the Soldotna City Council on Wednesday decided to ignore the preference of its cemetery task force and instead consider a site near the city's airport for a city cemetery.

Term limit ruling sought
The Kenai Peninsula Borough has asked a Kenai Superior Court judge to declare term-limit initiatives passed by voters in October invalid and unconstitutional.

Winter Games ice cutting makes a splash
When the Peninsula Winter Games decided that an ice sculpture contest would be a good event in 1997, Norm Blakeley, Jerome Near and others found there's more to ice cutting than taking a chain-saw to a frozen lake. Blakeley and Near went to Arc Lake for their ice and came back with a two-ton block the size of a desk.

Snowmachine crashes injure 3
Three people were injured in two separate snowmachine accidents Wednesday evening.

Photo feature: Oh what fun ...
Casey Ellis rides through this week's deep powder alongside South Miller Loop Thursday evening. Outdoor enthusiasts are happy to see the additional snow.

Capt. Benjamin David Tiffner
Capt. Benjamin David Tiffner was killed in action Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, when his vehicle was struck by an IED while conducting a combat operation in Baghdad, Iraq. He was 31.

Betty Leah Wright Gibson
Soldotna resident Betty Leah Wright Gibson died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at the Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 87.

Firms need to respond to smoke signals at PRISM
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Pacific Rim Institute of Safety Management training facility.

Readers pick their choices for comics
Clarion readers have spoken.

Rookie racers ready for trail
It's less than one month until the start of the 1,971-mile Tesoro Iron Dog Snowmobile Race, and while many of the 42 teams in the Pro-Class are seasoned veterans, a few teams will be taking to the trail for the first time.

Busy groomers make for happy trails
Local trail groomers have been hard at work making the most of the several inches of fluffy stuff that came down midweek.

It's that time of year again: Be careful on the roads
It's that time of year when moose-vehicle collisions climb at an alarming rate. During winter months food is scarce and the big animals must travel through deep snow and ice. You can make their winter struggle a little easier by being alert when driving Kenai Peninsula roads this winter.

Peninsula Clarion - Community

Bulldogs trounce Warriors
With just six games before Christmas and the ensuing three-week layoff, Nikiski girls coach Ward Romans considers the season split in two.

East girls down SoHi
The East girls basketball defeated Soldotna 55-53 in overtime on Thursday in the first round of the 23rd annual East High Lady T-Bird Classic.

Weeks, months of 2008 await your exploration
Exploration has always intrigued humanity.

Peninsula Clarion - Religion

Hasselbeck wants the ball and will score; just not enough
Matt Hasselbeck ought to be commended.

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