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Friday, February 29, 2008

Business Briefs
What's new in your business? Chambers set schedules New owner New business Business workshops offered Healing touch, laughter classes offered Children's cooking workshops offered

KRSA involvement with mine questioned by reader
On Feb. 20, I attended the recent public forum on Pebble Mine sponsored by the Safari Club and found it very interesting that a board member of Kenai River Sportfishing Association was driving around and entertaining the representatives of Northern Dynasty and Anglo American, aka the Pebble Partnership.

Reader misses Alaska, thanks to assembly action
My wife, and especially my two adult daughters, wish to thank the borough assembly for helping-forcing me to decide that my wife and I had to leave Alaska after 26.5 years.

Reader: Bush, Cheney should be impeached
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and to our prosperity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Article II Section 4: The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

Writer: APIC's the answer
Acronyms are often the key to helping people promote a good idea. Take AGIA for example. Everyone in the state knows what that means. Now we are all trying to figure out how it affects us and getting gas to Southcentral and other markets. After all, isn't that what we want? Alaska gas for Alaskans to maximize monetary return to Alaskans on our natural resources as set forth in our State Constitution?

Chilly day warmed by many contributions
Junior Achievement of the Kenai Peninsula would like to thank our sponsor, Soldotna Safeway, for its contribution and support of JA at the Peninsula Winter Games. Also, AK USA, Wells Fargo, State Farm Insurance, Marathon Oil Co., Tesoro, Harbor Enterprises, FNBA, Peninsula Winter Games, Soldotna Chamber, Nalco Incorp., Agrium, Soldotna Rotary and the Fred Meyer Grant Foundation.

Kids ready to show off
Last year, Sonny and Cher hit the stage at Soldotna High School to perform "I Got You Babe." At least the performers looked and sounded like Sonny and Cher, if not slightly shorter.

New tanker to ply inlet
A newly commissioned oil tanker specially built for transiting icy waters will soon begin operating in Cook Inlet.

Sea otter rehab training offered
Ask Randall Davis what the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill was like and he'll sum it up in two words: war zone.

Businesses decry annexation plan
Now that the hue and cry of homeowners has been quelled by the redrawing of boundary lines around some areas Soldotna seeks to annex, business owners are raising a din against the city's growth idea, one going so far as to threaten a legal fight.

Habitat funds target Kasilof River
Anglers anxious to access annual salmon runs have caused serious erosion of the banks at the confluence of the Kasilof River and Crooked Creek, conservationists say.

Soldotna Montessori students changing the world
In April, 24 students from Soldotna Montessori Charter School will travel to New York City to participate in the Montessori Model United Nations.

You want fries with that?
A raven searches for leftovers in trash it pulled from a pickup truck bed in Kenai on Thursday afternoon. After eating several packages of hot sauce, it left for better pickings elsewhere.

More questions than answers: 'Green' equals science, accountability, responsible development
It's a small world after all. Global warming, climate change and soaring energy costs are the frequent subjects of no little debate these days, and right they should be. Trying to establish who to blame is easy. It is obviously everyone else except me.

School offers job program worth noting
On Wednesday, something extraordinary happened on the central Kenai Peninsula. Actually it's been happening every year for 14 years.

Grooming keeps local trails 'fast and fun'
Two words describe most of the trails in the central peninsula: hard and fast.

Harbingers of change: Temperate owl ranges expand to Alaska, Kenai Peninsula
Late winter is the time of the year when residents of the Kenai Peninsula often become aware of our local owls.

Area must adapt to meet recreational needs
From camping in spring, to canoeing and trout fishing in summer, to berry picking in fall, to ice fishing in winter, the Johnson Lake State Recreation Area is a popular spot that gets year-round usage.

Around the Peninsula
Car seat check slated Steak dinner fundraiser in Sterling Star party planned Miners dig in Beepkeepers to meet Potatoes to be discussed Rotary raffle offers hope Foster care, adoption meeting set Autism to be discussed Social Security reps to visit peninsula SoHi Class of '88 seeks information Cameras, photo printers sought

Around the Peninsula
Steak dinner fundraiser in Sterling

Sports Brief
Austin Vanderford scored a game-high 24 points, Chris Smith added 16 and Cody Presley 12 as the Wolverines topped the visiting Warriors, 73-38, on Wednesday night in Peninsula Conference action.

Soldotna sweeps Skyview
Karen Senette scored a game-high 24 points and Karen Duffy netted 11 as visiting Soldotna cruised to a 60-38 victory over Skyview in Northern Lights Conference action on Thursday night.

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

A different point of view
So what does an artist envision as a response to the prompt "In Arrears?"

Peninsula Clarion - Pulse

'Vantage Point' worth a second look
I remember a time when cellular phones were huge bulky things that you had to carry around in a bag, and were rarely seen outside of war movies and CIA sting operations. They certainly weren't the kind of thing you carried around in your pocket, much less into the movie theater.

Art Briefs
Performers wanted 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 Kids' reading program ongoing

Peninsula Clarion - Religion

3 simple rules can make a relationship thrive
It's been a crazy beginning to the year with a lot going on. At times, it has felt like I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off. You know those kinds of days, I'm sure.

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