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Monday, March 1, 2010

Volunteer award nomination deadline today
If you are like me, when you think back on your life you remember a special person who truly made a difference, either in your life or someone else's. He or she may have been a parent, teacher, mentor, pastor, coach, or local volunteer. Whoever they may be, they have demonstrated a spirit of service and selflessness, and have been influential in shaping our great state and the communities we live in.

Tell us something we don't know
I cannot believe consultants were hired again (for $200,000) to tell us what we already know about the Kenai River. I would have done the job for $50,000 and been more candid for less cash.

Improvement in Games appreciated
I want to thank all who make Peninsula Winter Games possible. I was not able to make it down for the Peninsula Winter Games this year but I was following it through the Peninsula Clarion.

'We've got a ways to go': Pebble to spend $73 million; formal permitting begins in 2011
The Pebble Limited Partnership, the company wishing to develop the proposed Pebble Mine, says it plans to spend $73 million this year in studies for permitting and continued exploratory drilling.

Talks stir up district issues: SoHi, Skyview course changes spark debate
A town hall-style meeting about the future of two Soldotna-area high schools last week stirred up more than just issues facing the two affected buildings.

Around the Peninsula

Little League clinics continue

Making 'Moore' time for kids
When Sara Moore, a counselor at Soldotna High School, went to a professional development conference in Anchorage this fall, she had no idea she'd be bringing home more than some added insights into her work.

Recess time
Shawna Vlasak gets her students ready for recess at Mountain View Elementary School recently. The pre-kindergartners were on their way to the playground.

Around the District

School board to meet

New laptops for Seldovia
Laptops were purchased with an "Energy Conservation rebate check" awarded to our school this year. The school was awarded a check for $7,971 from school year 2009-2010. Conservation starts with shutting off lights, computers and turning down the heat over the weekend.

Social networking revolutionizing communication
Social networking, once informal and rudimentary, has now revolutionized communication. The law office I work for occasionally texts clients rather than calling them because they respond faster. The other day, Google texted me the password to my gmail account seconds after I requested it. Families I babysit for text me rather than call, my mom texts me to pick up groceries or ask what my plans are and sometimes my grandpa even texts.

Kenai Peninsula College

Beginning Fly Fishing slated

Sports Briefs

Borough puts on middle school ski meet

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