Thursday, January 17, 2008

Peninsula Clarion - Business

No Pebble Mine
The truth is that Pebble (Mine) is engaged in a massive public relations campaign against ordinary citizens and their rights to clean water, undamaged lands and unpolluted rivers for spawning salmon.

Reader: Gov. Palin, please help
The state's Department of Administration has recognized a tremendous recruitment and retention problem facing the state of Alaska. So what are they doing about it? It appears as if the Department of Administration wants to alienate its current supervisors with an inappropriate and insulting contract offer.

Restricting one user group in favor of another a bad idea
Arguments, like An Outdoor View's, for further restriction of "commercial" fishing for the sake of increased sportfishing opportunity are poorly considered for a number of reasons.

Donations bring smiles to many
Holidays can be stressful times for all of us, but for those suffering from abuse it can be a devastating and lonely time, as well.

Time to teach actions have consequences
As a 25-year Alaskan who spends her winters in Missouri, I felt compelled to comment on the letter from Coleen Jones (Dec. 27) re: The Golden Rule. Hurrah for you, and ditto, ditto, ditto!

Reader: We have become desensitized
As I read the Clarion after starting my day with information from the Bible, I was so excited to read about the very important comic choices made for the good of mankind as well as the very important letters received about this matter. It made my heart leap with joy to read the Clarion's proclamation that this is our paper and what we say and want matters to the editor and staff of the Clarion. Especially on comics!

ANGDA pushes for spur gas line
Even though the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority's bid to build an Alaska natural gas pipeline was not accepted by the governor, ANGDA does not appear to think any less of its plan.

Wish list sent to Juneau
The Kenai Peninsula Borough is asking state lawmakers, who began the legislative session yesterday, to appropriate nearly $4 million for four major borough capital projects that top this year's state-funding wish list.

Big oil bid lives on
Since Governor Sarah Palin's rejection of ConocoPhillips' pipeline proposal last week, representatives of the company have been on the road discussing the project with Alaskans, including meetings in Kenai and Soldotna over the past two days.

School board prepares for budget process
Mountain View Elementary opened Monday's school board meeting with a slide show and a performance by their "Bee Bopping Band."

Drug bust nets guns, cash
Investigators seized quantities of cocaine and other substances, weapons and more than $61,000 in cash and arrested three men and one woman suspected of drug trafficking between the Kenai Peninsula and Anchorage on Jan. 10.

Carey to lead KRSMA board
David Carey doesn't fish and he doesn't plan to, he simply loves the Kenai River. As mayor of a city that takes its fishing seriously, Carey's lack of fishing experience and knowledge of the political and public process may be what prompted members of the Kenai River Special Management Area advisory board to elect him president.

Subdivision roads ordinance on tap
A controversial measure imposing new subdivision road requirements on some developers that won a majority of votes Dec. 4, yet still failed, is back before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly.

Fish and Game AC elections slated
After next week, the Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee may be an entirely new body, with new faces and new ideas. If you're a guide, a commercial fisherman, a hunter, an angler or just a member of the community and want a say in fishing and hunting issues on the Kenai Peninsula, the advisory committee encourages you to either cast your vote or throw your own hat in the ring and run.

Traffic delays expected today
Late night motorists on central Kenai Peninsula roads may experience some delays tonight and Friday night as Homer Electric moves some power lines to make way for oversize Chevron oil platform modules being trucked from Anchorage to the OSK dock in Nikiski.

Judy Humphrey
Kenai resident Judy Humphrey died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. She was 58.

Evelyn Ferguson
Former Ninilchik resident Evelyn Ferguson died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, in Victoria, Texas. She was 70.

Area chefs share winning recipes to help the medically underserved
The annual Low Country Soup Challenge is one of several events that raise funds for the clinic.

Old Fashioned She Crab & Sherry Soup
  Chef Richard Lipton oversees the simmering of Old Fashioned She Crab & Sherry Soup. Tuilles, shaped like spoons, are filled with crabmeat and Japanese caviar and used to garnish the soup. Photo by Sue Ade/Morris News Ser 3/4 medium onion, diced

Peninsula Clarion - Community

Shrimp and Oyster Bisque
  This bisque is thick, rich and creamy. Its texture is smooth and even. The judges loved it. Photo by Sue Ade/Morris News Ser 3 cups shucked standard oysters

Peninsula Clarion - Community

Peninsula Clarion - Community

SoHi tops Homer
After squandering a lead in a 4-3 loss at Palmer on Saturday, Soldotna made sure that wasn't about to happen again.

Panthers edge Mariners
The Skyview girls opened the Northern Lights Conference season in style.

Brown Bears fall at Wichita Falls
Adam Cardwell and Luke Salazar each scored two goals and Mike Jarboe denied all 23 shots that came his way as Wichita Falls blanked visiting Kenai River, 6-0, on Tuesday night.

Artists explore their space
We all use the terms "three-dimensional," and "two-dimensional." Sometimes the context is in terms of personality, sometimes in terms of images or ideas.

Peninsula Clarion - Pulse

The good, the bad and the ugly of 2007
Some years are good for movies, and some are bad, but rarely have we seen a year like 2007 in which there was literally almost nothing new under the sun. There was a glut of returning titles this year, including a part five, a part four and an inordinate number of part threes to go along with the usual sequels and prequels.

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