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Saturday, February 16, 2008

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.

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

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

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."

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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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