Saturday, March 10, 2007

The nature of politicians, wolves
On the subject of eliminating the property tax benefits to the elderly and disabled veterans:

Rotarians give students reason to ‘say cheese’
Soldotna Middle School appreciates being a part of the Soldotna Rotary Club Digital Arts Project. Recently attorney Joseph L. Kashi donated a new Sony Digital 8 handy-cam video camera, case, battery pack and tapes to our school. In addition to the camera set, he also donated Photoshop Elements 5.0 software and three cameras and film to go with the cameras.

Reader favors Susan Butcher Day
I want to respond to the public opposition documented through the TV news “call-in” survey to the declaration of Susan Butcher Day as a yearly event. I am in favor of having this recurrent celebration.

Shoppers willing to travel
This is in response to Kathy Ramsey’s letter printed in the Feb. 28 edition of the Peninsula Clarion.

Efforts help children ‘DARE’ to be successful
The Kenai Police Department and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District have worked cooperatively for the past 14 years to teach fifth-grade students the D.A.R.E. program at Mountain View Elementary School in Kenai. Through hard work and dedication, the school district and police department have graduated well over 2,500 students since the beginning of the D.A.R.E. program in Kenai.

Elementary kids learn to do good deeds for local dogs
Children in instructor Jason Daniels’ fourth-grade class at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School have taken on a pet project — literally.

Group votes gainst gillnets in rivers
The Kenai/Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee agreed Wednesday to recommend to the Southcentral Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council that gear for new subsistence fisheries on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers be limited rod and reel or dipnet.

Closing arguments in Rogers trial set for today
After nearly five weeks of testimony in the Shawn Rogers murder trial, the defense rested its case Thursday morning with Rogers maintaining he did not point his gun at anyone in the Beluga tavern 2 1/2 years ago and he did not shoot anyone.

Assembly may increase borough’s contribution to almost $38 million
Last spring’s increase in the state’s base student allocation coupled with a the fall’s larger-than-expected enrollment have borough officials considering an increase in local spending on Kenai Peninsula Borough schools.

Policy won’t change for one problem letter
We have been betrayed.

Deep snow means lots of work
Based on the two feet of snow a midweek blizzard brought to some areas of the Kenai Peninsula, perhaps the old cliche, “When it rains it pours,” should be changed to, “When it snows it dumps.”

Hard knocks 101: Spring slash pile burning can be a risky business
Over my now-considerable lifetime, 50 years and counting, I have become somewhat of an expert with regard to burning things. And while some have accused me of pyromania, I don’t want you to get the wrong idea about me.

Tsalteshi Trails to host skijor event
For everyone who walks or jogs the Tsalteshi Trails with their dogs in summer, but laments at having to leave their canine companion at home for winter, woe no more.

Peninsula Clarion - Community

Panthers will play Stars in NLC semis
After scoring 16 of Skyview’s 21 first-half points, Nicole Van Ryzin alerted coach Ronnie Kier to an astute observation.

Kardinals get past Kodiak
The recent torrid play of Kenai’s Nate Saltzgiver made Kodiak’s defensive plan obvious.

Heritage boys top Nikiski in opener
The Heritage Christian boys basketball team used a solid defensive effort to top Nikiski 54-18 on Thursday in the opening round of the Southcentral Conference basketball tournament at Nikiski.

CIA girls, boys get upset in Homer
The Cook Inlet Academy girls and boys basketball teams, both seeded second, suffered upsets on Thursday at the Peninsula Conference basketball tournament in Homer.

Peninsula Clarion - Religion

Hakkinen finishes 40th in individual
Kasilof biathlete Jay Hakkinen finished 40th in a World Cup 20-kilometer individual race on Thursday in Oslo, Norway.

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