Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Change won't come without personal responsibility
The Declaration of Independence of 1776 clearly states that "governments are instituted among men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." In essence this means we the people give our representatives power to run our government.

KCHS offers reminder of why living here is special
Every once in a while there is a need to write a letter to the paper. Here is one:

Wildwood to expand: Transitional living quarters to house 32 inmates
Wildwood Correctional Complex officials anticipate opening two new buildings at the end of February. The buildings will house and support inmates who are on the verge of re-entering society.

KPBSD budget short: District may tap reserves to meet next year's needs
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School district may tap $2.5 million from its reserves to meet expected costs for next year according to preliminary budget estimates.

Got game?: Native Youth Olympics spotlights talent, teamwork
A bodybuilder somewhere is pumping iron, hoping to get arms as chiseled as 16-year-old Justin Pea's.

Winter driving conditions serve up 3 car accidents
One day. One location. Two accidents. And a third accident occurred just a mile and a half away.

Breathing room: Capitol complex expands in time for session
The Alaska's Legislature's spiffy new office building is nearly ready for the Legislative session with the Juneau and the Alaska public among its big beneficiaries.

Photo feature: Rough landing
A disabled plane sits stranded on the ice of Tern Lake at the junction of the Seward and Sterling highways on Saturday afternoon. Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Megan Peters said the plane's landing gear was disabled, but that while troopers were aware of the situation, they were not called to respond. Peters said she did not have the pilot's name. According to the Federal Aviation Administration's online registry, the plane is registered to a Bruce E. Jaffa of Moose Pass. Calls placed by the Clarion to a number listed under that name were not answered on Sunday.

Lyle J Scrimger
Kenai resident Mr. Lyle J Scrimger, 61, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at his home in Kenai with his family by his side.

Around the Peninsula

Immunizations available

Around the Peninsula

Concert today

Best Friends
Frieda Ware said, "This is Daisy, a Golden Retriever. She is lying in a pot on the porch at my home in Nikiski."

Getting class, after class: Kenai Central launches after-school study hall, feels growing pains
When the bell rings at the end of the day at Kenai Central High, not all the students flee the halls and classrooms.

Around the District

School board to meet

UA president to visit the Peninsula
University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton will be visiting the Kenai Peninsula on Feb. 2 and 3. He will be at the Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer on Feb. 2 and at the Kenai River Campus on Feb. 3. While at KRC he will meet with faculty, staff and students from 3-4 p.m. in the McLane Commons. Hamilton will also be addressing a joint meeting of the Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce at noon on Feb. 3 at the Kenai Merit Inn.

Trading quiet woods for chaos of gymnasium
I have always made choices dictated on my comfort zone. My own had stopped me from switching elementary schools, going to events I felt uncomfortable at and changing my daily regime. Sometime in the past year I shed that familiar comfort zone and like most teenagers went through a phase of wanting to be different. But instead of changing my hair color or changing my clothes I switched sports.

Davis finishes 13th at Winter X
Soldotna's Cory Davis finished 13th in the Snowmobile Snocross on Sunday at Winter X Games Fourteen in Aspen, Colo.

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