Monday, January 29, 2007

Reader voices strong opinion on atheists
It’s time to stomp out atheists in America. The majority of Americans would love to see atheists kicked out of America. If you don’t believe in God, then get out of this country.

Children come first
Has anyone else had it with budget cuts affecting our children? Year after year I sit back and watch it happen.

Writer: Where’s the consumer’s side?
Regarding your article on Friday regarding the IPHC decision to limit charter clients to one fish for a small part of the charter season season: I am not surprised that once again the U.S. consumer was left out of the story. You quote Ms. Bondioli as saying, “The demand for halibut will be there.” It’s a shame to limit access to a public resource.

Reader: Let’s just keep fishing
Let us fish the Kenai River until all the fish are gone.

Ice jams cause Soldotna flooding
A mountain lake draining months later than it typically does is causing ice dams and flooding along the lower Kenai River this weekend.

Parker resigns from council
With little fanfare, the Soldotna City Council on Wednesday accepted the resignation of council member Lisa Parker. Parker was absent.

Residents assess ice, flood damage
Having a big truck means you’re automatically popular when friends are moving, and even more so when their homes are flooding.

Small dogs show power in soft snow
Sometimes, the little guys come out on top.

Ice jam stuck at Soldotna bridge
A massive ice jam plugging the Kenai River broke loose from Swiftwater Park and made it as far as the Sterling Highway bridge in Soldotna on Sunday, giving curious onlookers a sense of how powerful and destructive the ice has been.

Watershed Forum seeks pollution solution
In terms of reducing hydrocarbon pollution in the Kenai River, the more that can be done locally, the better, according to the executive director of the Kenai Watershed Forum.

Emmett Jordan Jr.
Longtime Soldotna resident Emmett Jordan Jr. died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, in the presence of close friends from complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) at his home in Soldotna. He was 66.

David A. Santee
Soldotna resident David A. Santee was found dead Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at his home from injuries sustained in a snowmachining accident. He was 53.

Home project keeps couple bouncing off the walls
My husband Mark and I recently celebrated another milestone in our marriage: We’ve live in our house 2 1/2 years!

Justice will take time in Kenai
Justice won’t be denied, but it may be delayed a bit in Kenai over the coming months.

Proposed Pebble gives mining industry a black eye
I have the highest regard for former Speaker of the House Gail Phillips and understand her desire to stand up for Pebble Mine, as she is personally deeply rooted in Alaska’s rich mining history.

Winter soup
· 4 leeks, white and light green parts only

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Fires of warfare baked up bagel, christened cardigan
History was never my favorite subject in school because it was usually about war, and I soon reached the point that I wasn’t going to study war no more.

With family like this, who needs enemies?
Never leave two adults alone in the same house whose combined IQs are less than their pet gecko.

Community Events
Moms to meetGroup offers help to those in needAlzheimer’s information available

Around the Peninsula
Family workshops offeredRefuge plans day of funSpaghetti feed fundraiser set to dishAnnual wine tasting, auction to be heldPeninsula women break for lunchFrontier community board meeting set

Story of Lt. David M. Carey put to rest in Antarctica
Sixteen JAKO rockets, twice the number used by other planes, were used to assist the heavily loaded Neptune patrol plane’s takeoff from Christchurch, New Zealand, according to a Christchurch newspaper account.

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Volunteers sought
The following non-profit organizations are seeking community members interested in lending a helping hand.

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Sports Briefs
Seldovia sweeps LumenHeritage boys top Skyview

Bulldogs tame Lions
The host Nikiski girls basketball team lost its glue without coming unglued on Friday in a 51-48 Southcentral Conference victory over No. 1-ranked Anchorage Christian Schools.

Kenai celebrates senior night by topping SoHi
For most of the season, Kenai has flourished late in the game, overcoming third-period deficits and pulling out improbable wins.

Sports Briefs
Monroe hockey sweeps NikiskiKenai girls, Colony boys win Nikiski Relays

Kenai, SoHi boys sweep
The Kenai boys basketball team earned a weekend sweep in the Matanuska-Susitna valleys by defeating Palmer 67-50 on Saturday in Northern Lights Conference action.

Area gets 4 conference titles
Michael Dormady knows what it’s like to be a champion.

Sports Briefs
AlaskaLanes hosts women’s tournamentSoldotna’s Davis doesn’t make final

Rustad, Marquez marry in California
Stacia Darlene Rustad of Helendale, Calif. and John Anthony Marquez of Barstow, Calif. ,were married Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at the Victorville Assembly of God Church in California. The Rev. Patrick Danadio officiated.

Brown, Atkinson marry in Montana
Jennifer Erin Brown and Christopher Bradley Atkinson of Livingston, Mont., were married in afternoon ceremony Saturday, June 17, 2006, at Chico Hot Springs in Pray, Mont. The Rev. Bill Mullette-Bauer officiated.

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