Saturday, February 17, 2007

Ideas sought on fishery regulation changes
The Kenai Area Fisherman’s Coalition (KAFC) would like to remind all area fishermen that the Board of Fish is presently accepting proposals for regulation changes for our Upper Cook Inlet area commercial, sport, personal-use and subsistence fisheries. This area includes all rivers, streams and lakes on the Kenai Peninsula, Anchorage, Mat-Su Borough area and the west side of Cook Inlet, as well as the Cook Inlet saltwater fisheries.

Reader: Evolution or mutation?
I read with interest the article written by Melissa Newton in the Verbatim section of the Peninsula Clarion dated Jan 23. I would like to commend Miss Newton for bringing this article to our public attention ... and the Clarion for giving us the opportunity to express our opinions with the Letters to the Editor section.

Writer disagrees with letter
As a Christian and a Catechumen in the Catholic Church, I am writing in response to a letter aimed at atheist printed Jan. 29.

Community’s help making a difference
On behalf of Ericka Reynolds and her family, we want to extend our deepest thanks to the numerous people, businesses and organizations in the Kenai-Soldotna community who have contributed to Ericka’s family through fundraisers and donations. Your generosity and goodness is an inspiration.

More delays in trial
The Kenai murder trial of Shawn Rogers ran into more delays Thursday and, after hearing testimony from one witness today, jurors are expected to be sent home for a four-day weekend before resuming Wednesday.

Three Bears carries affected peanut butter brand
Alaska is one of the states pulling ConAgra Foods Inc.’s Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter from their shelves.

Borough assessor sizes up Soldotna council seat
The Kenai Peninsula Borough assessor stepped into an added role Wednesday night when he was appointed to the Soldotna City Council.

Retriever brings himself home
Cats may have nine lives, but a Kenai canine recently proved he’s got at least two of his own.

Jacob Anthony and Jared Neail Delano
Newborns Jacob Anthony and Jared Neail Delano of Kenai died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.

Robert C. Dedrick Sr.
Kenai resident Robert C. Dedrick Sr. died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage following a brief illness. He was 49.

Great Backyard Bird Count begins today
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society are hoping Alaskans will help them search for seedy characters this weekend.

Owls: formidable predators of the Kenai Peninsula
Late winter is the time of the year when residents of the Kenai Peninsula often become aware of our many owls. Owls are now starting their annual breeding cycle by vocalizing to attract mates and establish breeding territories.

Trails still in good shape
While a little more snow would certainly help the situation, most local trails are still in decent shape for weekend recreation.

Around the Peninsula
Carnival fundraiser slated Movie night offered in Sterling Fishing derby Saturday Sweethearts breakfast ready to dish Work in progress Reading carnival moves to SoHi Senior dance set to entertain Community dance set to swing

Kenai, Homer split
After blowing a seven-point lead and falling behind by three early in the third quarter, Kenai coach Jim Beeson let his kids play.

2nd Annual Borough Sprints set
The 2nd annual Kenai Peninsula Borough Sprint Championships will be held on Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails behind Skyview High School, with both the junior high and high school skiers competing.

Church Briefs
Addictions group meets Clothes available for needy Kids’ night out planned Bible study group to meet Shaping your life class offered Soldotna aglow to meet Nikiski aglow plans activities

Two wings of a bird; equality of women, men
In the Bah’ scriptures the equality of the sexes is a cornerstone of God’s plan for human development and prosperity: The full and equal participation of women in all spheres of life is essential to social and economic development, the abolition of war and the ultimate establishment of a united world.

Johnson, Akelstad lead Iron Dog
Tyson Johnson and Tyler Akelstad were leading the 1,971-mile Tesoro Iron Dog snowmachine race late Thursday night, but Todd Palin of Wasilla and Scott Davis of Soldotna were still in great position.

In-state players to join Oilers
Chuck Rider and Jim Pollack, two players with in-state ties, will again play with the Peninsula Oilers this summer.

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