Saturday, January 19, 2008

KDLL thanks volunteers
Thanks to our volunteers for a great year! DJs for their gift of music: Laura Faeo, Bill Gronvold, Patrick Parker, Roy Mullin, Robb justice, David Edwards-Smith, Frank Kassik, Cheryl Wickstrom, Mary Anderson, Bill Kent, Uriah Balke, Gabe Van Zee, and Vickie Tinker.

Reader supports initiative process
In response to the "Voice of the Times" on Jan. 15, I cannot see how getting the people's voice out of our goverment would be a good thing. Perhaps Hitler or some other socialist/totalitarian type of ruler would go along with this type of opinion. But here in America the goverment is supposed to work for the people. If anything, we need more people voicing their opinions, more people voting, more people watching our goverment at all levels and more people getting involved to keep our politicians in line.

SoHi cagers grateful
The Soldotna High School boys basketball team would like to thank its supporters, sponsors, parents and student-athletes for helping to make the 2007 PowerAde/Sohi Tip Off Tournament a huge success.

Sailor grateful for support
My name is Robert Small. I am a member of the United States Navy. I would like to thank every one for your support. Without the hope and support of friends and family, it would make it hard to be gone for so long. It is a privilege no, it is an honor to defend our home and our nation. Once again, I thank you for your support and so do the members of all of the branches of are armed forces.

Conductor appreciates community involvement
I just want to express my profound thank you to the entire community of the Kenai Peninsula, the singers of the Homer High School Concert Choir and the Kenai Peninsula Community Chorus, and the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra, its Board of Directors, and the many volunteers who all worked so tirelessly to make our community production of the "Messiah" such a success. A special thank you needs to go out to four people who I did not get listed in the program, but who were particularly important in the success of the production. They are: Laura Norton, production manager; Maria Allison and JulieAnn Smith, accompanists; and Jean Brockel, assistant conductor. It was a most memorable weekend for me and would not have been so without the tremendous effort put forth by so many.

Nikiski Neighbors applauded
Nikiski Neighbors wishes to thank the following business and individuals for their contributions to the Noel Tree program this past Christmas. The annual Noel Tree benefits needy families in Nikiski and so many people came together to make this happen this year. They are: G&G Machine; Steve's Chevron; Spenard Builders' Supply; Sharon Burdick; David and Carol Unruh; Cook Inlet Lions Club; Jim & Nedra Evenson; M&M Market; American Legion; The Place; Penny Carty; Vera Koskela; James and Patty Herrick; Herrick's Aero-Auto; Hunger Hut; L&J Enterprises; Ocean Beauty; Agrium; B.J. Romine; Redoubt Homemakers; Janice Wilsack; Peterkin Distributors; Lamplight Bar; Nikiski Post Office; Tesoro; Treehouse Restaurant; Tesoro 2Go; Hi-Speed Gear; Nikiski Chamber of Commerce; Home Video; and Great Northern Video.

New hope in Hope
More than 50 members of the Hope community attended a recent meeting with Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones to discuss the future of Hope School.

Borough seeks millions from feds
Kenai Peninsula Borough officials have begun the annual exercise of preparing a wish list of projects in need of federal funds.

Restless bears, hungry moose
Snow blankets the ground, but that doesn't necessarily mean Yogi's asleep. Reports of a bear nosing around Kalifornsky Beach Road Wednesday should warn Kenai Peninsula residents that even though most bruins snooze their way through the winter, it's not unheard of to find one wide awake and hungry.

Foster parenting poses many tough questions
Does your home have a working carbon monoxide detector? If children are allowed to play in the basement, is there a direct escape to the outside?

Kenai discusses dipnet parking fees
With little on its formal agenda, the Kenai City Council on Wednesday had time to float some ideas for change, ranging from upping the price to park during dipnet season to working more closely with the local governments of Soldotna and the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Billy Don Thompson
Kenai Peninsula resident Billy Don Thompson died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2008, of a heart attack while diving in Guam. He was 61.

Let's take a look at all the options
Gov. Sarah Palin earlier this week said she was supportive of the Legislature's plans to solicit public feedback from applicants that did not meet Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA) criteria to build a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope.

Dangerous mail trail holds significant past
The unsung heroes of the early years must surely have been the mail carriers who braved the elements to maintain that thin thread of contact with the outside world.

Fresh snow keeps groomers busy
There's lots of white covering the ground finally, but fluffy snow consistency combined with warm air temperatures are making challenging conditions for groomers attempting to establish a good trail base.

Peninsula Clarion - Community

Kenai sweeps in Nome
Behind 22 points from senior Nathan Byrd and 17 from senior Daniel Gustkey, the Kenai boys easily defeated Bethel, 80-45, in the opening round of the Nome Subway Showdown on Thursday.

Sports Briefs
Nikiski basketball game times change

Peninsula Clarion - Religion

Getting a New Year's passion for God's presence
"Hey coach, good to see you. Glad to see you haven't lost your passion for the game."

Peninsula Clarion - Sports News

Expect a replay of Week 2
Talk about coincidence.

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