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Friday, February 15, 2008

Business Briefs
What's new in your business? Chambers set schedules Bed and breakfast association to meet KPC hosts small business workshop New business announced Healing touch, laughter classes offered Children's cooking workshops offered

Reader responds to pair of writings
On Feb. 11, the Peninsula Clarion contained two articles by local constitutional scholars.

Road ordinance should be buried
Making final approval of a subdivision plat contingent upon construction of roads within the subdivision being built in compliance with borough road construction standards has been a much debated, and hated, issue since at least 1998. It was defeated in 1998, 2002 and now again in 2008.

Wanted: Can-do attitude
The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is looking for anyone with a CAN-do spirit for its 10th annual CANstruction food drive that begins this weekend at Kenai Visitors & Convention Bureau.

Soldotna area keeps growing
Of all the cities on the Kenai Peninsula, Soldotna is the only one that has shown a growth in population since the 2000 census, a borough economics expert told Soldotna business leaders on Tuesday.

Kenai man proclaims his love in black and white
When Chet Soares sought to marry the love of his life, like most courting gentlemen, he purchased a ring.

2007 a good year for employment
Overall, the average number of unemployed in the Kenai Peninsula Borough fell last year compared to 2006, while the size of the workforce grew, as did the number of people holding down jobs.

Annexation plan under fire
One resident after another came before the Soldotna City Council Wednesday night to say they don't want to become part of "Alaska's Kenai River City."

Avalanche warning issued for Turnagain, Hatcher Pass areas
Alaska State Troopers have issued an avalanche danger warning for the Turnagain and Hatcher Pass areas. According to the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center the avalanche danger is considerable and increasing through Sunday due to new snow, an approaching storm and high winds.

More road changes on tap
Improving road standards is an idea that simply isn't going away.

Carmen Joan Ivanoff
Kenai resident Carmen Joan Ivanoff died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at Alaska Native Medical Center from a stroke and complications of pneumonia. She was 74.

Marlyn JoAnne Roche
Funny River area resident Marlyn JoAnne Roche died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at Providence Seward Medical Center. She was 70.

Good news travels fast on peninsula
There's some good news on the Kenai Peninsula.

Noise pollution: Development makes it harder to get away
If you've ever boated down the Kenai River during fishing season or hiked from one of the trailheads off the Sterling Highway, you probably noted how noisy it was even though you were in the great Alaska outdoors. The rattle of an 18-wheeler or the dull whine of a motor boat can follow you for a long way in the woods. Noise can be a real spoiler when you're trying to get away from it all.

Eyes on the trail
Joe Runyan is a name familiar to most fans of sled dog racing.

Trails holding up as weather warms
Despite the brief mid-month heatwave, trail conditions in most areas are holding up well.

An Outdoor View
Not that many years ago, you could fish the Kenai River without having to take out a second mortgage on your house, but those days are gone. Fishing is becoming a rich man's game.

Around the Peninsula
Physical therapy program to be discussed After-school clubs to meet Historical society to meet Teen dance slated Cancer fundraiser begins Child find screening offered American Legion seeks members Dinner theater set for Sterling Literacy tutors sought

Around the Peninsula
Community dance Saturday Driver safety course offered Peaceful people to meet Gas pipeline to be discussed Women leadership workshop set Dinner, music, auction fundraiser set Donations sought for military personnel

Kenai girls win NLC thriller over Homer
For 23 minutes and 46 seconds Thursday night, Kenai was outscored and outplayed by a stronger, more accurate Homer squad.

Bringing verse to life
Some nights with a hooked fish slapping downriver

Because guys like romance too ...
Today is Valentine's Day, and thus it's a natural assumption that Hollywood would be turning toward romances and romantic comedies this week. And indeed, it did.

'Citizen King': Dinner and a laugh
The last word of a dying tycoon: "Rosebud."

Art Briefs
Writers' group to gather Writers' group seeks entries Climate change entries deadline looms Safety poster contest continues Cabaret singing workshop tuning up Photography contest begins Fiction contest offers $9,000 in prizes Writers' conference set Kenai Performers seek members

What's Happening
Best Bets Events and Exhibits Entertainment Films Upcoming Events Down the Road Anchorage events

Church Briefs
Marital advice offered Ice fishing fundraiser set Actors, singers sought Prayer ministry begins Spiritual wisdom to be discussed Soldotna Aglow Bible study continues Free clothing available Children's group planned Children's Bible club offered Nikiski Aglow meeting set Clothes Quarters open Nikiski Bible study slated

Love is in the air, at least it should be
Love is in the air! At least I hope so. If it isn't maybe it should be.

Brown Bears happy to be back home
After spending more than a month in the Lower 48, and a total of 71 days away from their home ice, members of the Kenai River Brown Bears returned to the Soldotna Sports Center earlier this week.

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