Sunday, February 20, 2011

Pebble next target for EPA Environmental Justice unit?
The Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 office has a list, and it's already been checked twice.

Looking for personal space: Personal-use fishery participants represent growing segment of users
Editor's note: This is the final part in a three-part series leading up to the Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting on Upper Cook Inlet finfish issues that starts today. The purpose of the series is to examine the three distinct user groups, the people that constitute them, and what issues matter to them the most.

Kenai council talks bees, trees
Bees and trees were up for discussion at Kenai's City Council meeting this week.

Soldotna looks at animal control
The next logical step to the revamping of Soldotna's animal control ordinance came at Wednesday's meeting when the Soldotna City Council agreed unanimously to a revised list of the fines and fees imposed on violators.

Marian Maxine Burger
Washington and recent Alaska resident Marian Maxine Burger died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 due to natural causes at her son's home in Kasilof. She was 91.

Sandra Jo (Sam) Brown
Former Peninsula resident Sandra Jo (Sam) Brown died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, in Yuma, Ariz,. after a battle with cancer. She was 52.

Board process not always pretty, but it is public
Time to make sure those flotation devices are within easy reach.

Around the Peninsula

Mount Marathon Race accepting applications

Native Youth Leaders visit Juneau
The Kenai Peninsula Native Youth Leaders visited state capital in Juneau earlier this month. The group was in Juneau to participate in Close-Up events and get a better understanding of the Alaska legislative process. The Kenai Peninsula Native Youth Leaders, previously named the Kenai Peninsula Native Youth Council, is a student group formed in 2010 that is designed to enhance leadership opportunities, career awareness and Native student contacts across the state.



Bling envy
I love writing this column especially because sometimes I get so much feedback from those convinced that there is a certain philosophical skew to my writings.

SoHi girls nab 4th straight title: Bree Mucha joins sister Kailey as Region III champion
Soldotna junior Bree Mucha finally got the coming-out party she wanted. Homer junior Andre Lovett led a cast of overachievers to their highest point yet.

CIA girls, boys take Seldovia Tourney
The Cook Inlet Academy basketball teams finished 3-0 at the Seldovia Tournament as each took home titles.

Valley controls Skyview: Panthers girls, boys lose NLC contests to Colony, Palmer
The Colony girls and boys basketball teams swept host Skyview on senior night on Friday in Northern Lights Conference action.

Stars sweep Bears
Julie Litchfield said she felt pressure. Fortunately for the Soldotna girls basketball team, she didn't buckle under it.

Bears, Alaska split
PALMER -- In just a year, the Kenai River Brown Bears have shown remarkable improvement and nothing shows that better than the Bears' season series with the Alaska Avalanche.

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