Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Secret shoppers can be big help
Tesoro has a "secret" secret shopper.

State's land rights need more support
No state, no gas. Any contract that has gone unfulfilled since 1958 should be considered null and void. The contract for statehood in Alaska has been so ignored and abused it appears to be less than a good faith agreement. As Alaska approaches its 50th, or golden, anniversary, you still can't point to a map and show me Alaska's boarders because truthfully they don't exist in full but are still being drawn.

Public comment sought in Beluga harvest issue
With the conservation status of the Cook Inlet beluga whale hanging in the balance, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) seeks public input as it deliberates the future of the beluga whale federal subsistence harvest.

Committee elects newest members
George Hunt, known to his friends as "Bubba," knows moose. In fact, he knows moose so well that his talent for moose calls landed him in front of Jay Leno with a tin milk bucket and a squeeze bottle full of water. His object? To impress Ed Asner.

Lost mushers back on track
For a few anxious hours Sunday night, the whereabouts of several Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race mushers were in question.

School district offers construction training
The state of Alaska has provided the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District with a grant to give high school students a chance to learn basic construction skills.

Comeback king strikes again
Winning the 2007 Iditarod and Yukon Quest sled dog races in succession instantly transformed former Kasilof resident Lance Mackey into a national celebrity.

Borough, SPH sign new pact
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly signed off Tuesday on a new sublease and operating agreement with South Peninsula Hospital Inc.

Salmon stream measures on tap
Late last fall as the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly wrestled with the details of a still-to-be-enacted subdivision road ordinance, members voted down an amendment that would have set rules for building roads across anadromous streams within those subdivisions.

Race benefits trails, shelter
Women with better things to do than watch husbands and other football fanatics swill beer and inhale nachos while glued to the tube this Super Bowl Sunday can load skies into the car and head to Tsalteshi Trails.

Help offered to college bound students
On Feb. 10, Kenai Peninsula College will hold a workshop for families needing help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for the 2008-09 school year. The event will begin at 2 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Peninsula Clarion - Community

Kenai, Homer split
The Kenai Central and Homer basketball teams split a pair of Northern Lights Confernce games on Saturday in Homer.

Peninsula Clarion - Schools

Where in the world?
Name one of two land-locked countries that border -India to the north.

Spring semester enrollment up at Kenai Peninsula College
At the end of the first week of classes, overall enrollment at is up over 10 percent in headcount and up more than four percent in credit hours over the same period last year.

Writer keeps her head in the game, not worried about future
The biggest life lesson I've learned from playing sports is life is not fair. I'll put in the same amount of practice time as my teammates but this does not guarantee equal playing time.

Board wants 'Bong Hits' court fees
JUNEAU A lawyer representing the former local high school student whose "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" banner unfurled a lengthy free speech debate is accusing the attorney for the Juneau School Board of harassing his client over a $5,000 legal bill.

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