Monday, March 12, 2007

Gas pipeline shouldn’t be one way or the highway
My Way or the Hiway; Seems our Governor has spoken and those are the words that ring out across the Great Land. Trouble with the plan is where are we going with the Gas and just who is going to buy it. Big issues when you are about to give $500 million of the good peoples money away chasing a pipe dream. That’s right folks its just a pipe dream and the G-7 or 8 are not in agreement with the plan. A Valdez terminus would increase tanker traffic and just where are you going to build an LNG plant 6 to 10 times as big as Kenai’s North Road Plant as space available is very limited in Valdez. Then Docking Space will really be a hassle, unless we just relocate the City of Valdez again. However the G7-8 plan would suddenly make it cool to build a pipeline right across the Arctic (National Wildlife Refuge) where we couldn’t even fly in a helicopter drilling rig, now it’s cool to build a pipeline and support facilities and even a road. Seems somebody likes that plan better.

President oversteps his bounds
Part of the legitimacy of our Constitution is that any literate citizen can compare it to government conduct and judge whether public officials are keeping their oaths of office. So consider:

Job well done
What a day! Job Shadow is an incredible experience, both for the kids and the hosts. For weeks we — KCHS and the Chamber — meet and coordinate this incredible day. Then before we know it, Job Shadow Day is here and the students are off with their hosts to various jobs.

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Rogers awaits decision on his fate
The Shawn Rogers murder case was turned over to the Kenai jury for deliberations Friday, the end of the trial’s fifth week.

Guard back to be with hurt wife
A woman seriously injured in a head-on collision on Kalifornsky Beach Road on Tuesday has her husband back.

Borough looks at school funding
A measure appropriating another $100,000 toward the twin-pronged effort to persuade the Alaska Legislature to fund borough schools adequately is among seven ordinances scheduled for public hearings at Tuesday’s meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly.

Kenai River group shuns subsistence gillnet use
Discussions about Kenai River subsistence priorities and the river’s waterbody recovery plan dominated much of the Kenai River Special Management Area (KRSMA) Advisory Board’s monthly meeting at the Kenai River Center on Thursday evening.

River pollution resolution OK’d
Two Kenai City Council members have been appointed to work with the city of Soldotna and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on a plan to curb hydrocarbon pollution in the Kenai River.

Photo feature: Hoop it up
Soldotna High School basketball players cheer a point during Saturday night’s championship game against Wasilla in the Northern Lights Conference tournament at Kenai Central High School.

Kenneth L. Foondle
Nikiski resident Kenneth L. Foondle died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, from natural causes at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 74.

Teacher makes mistakes for benefit of students ... yeah, that’s it
My husband, Mark, and I teach a lot of dog classes — not because we’re crazy, but because we truly enjoy being around dogs and dog people.

Residents can’t afford to be just observers in school funding debate
Supporters of more funding and more equitable funding for Kenai Peninsula Borough schools should take a page out of the halibut charter fleet’s recent success story. Concerned about a recommendation by the International Pacific Halibut Commission that would have limited halibut charter clients in Southcentral waters to one fish per day during two weeks in June, those in the charter business and others who opposed the change worked hard to prevent the proposal from being implemented.

Growing pains
Whenever a peculiar pain cropped up in some unlikely spot without reasonable explanation, such as, “Well, go figure, honey, you dropped a pickle jar on it,” my grandmother promptly diagnosed whatever was ailing me to be “growing pains.”

Fill tank, check oil, buy beer and smokes ... plan wedding?
After stopping at a gas station the other day to pour my big cup of coffee on the way to work, I turned around and spotted the magazine rack.

Volunteers Sought
The following nonprofit organizations are seeking community members interested in lending a helping hand.

Peninsula Reflections
When I arrived in Kenai in 1968 it was a boom town. It was hard to find a place to live. You couldn’t get a mailbox and there was a waiting list for a telephone.

Community Schools
Beginning Microsoft Word Korean chess Beginning Microsoft Word Core training workshop

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Around the Peninsula
Mexican dinner, auction fundraiser planned Genealogical Society plans activities Subsistence to be discussed Free aviation safety class offered Wilderness medicine course available

Players, coaches, community show longtime coach Massie what he means to them
Since he started teaching at Kenai Central High School in 1968, Cliff Massie had planted and nurtured many seeds. Surrounding him now on the gym floor was his forest.

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Community Briefs
Cookie fundraiser begins Delegation announces grant Digging salmon PFLAG to meet Nuggets on moose offered Good News Clubs slated Junior market livestock registration continues Shady things afoot Mexican dinner, auction fundraiser planned Little League registration continues

Kenai, SoHi boys miss state tourney
It could have been the most enthralling basketball game in Kenai Peninsula history.

Wasilla boys defend NLC championship
Northern Lights Conference Player of the Year Jesse Bean hit a jumper with nine seconds remaining in overtime to lead Wasilla to a 63-62 NLC championship win over Colony at Kenai Central High School Saturday night.

CIA girls, boys punch tickets to state tournament
The Ninilchik girls are back on top of the Peninsula Conference.

Wasilla routs Sohi to take 7th straight NLC crown
Leading by 28 with under four minutes to play in the Northern Lights Conference championship game, Wasilla coach Jeannie Hebert-Truax was still stomping her foot and berating her players.

Sports Brief
At the conclusion of the Northern Lights Conference tournament on Saturday at Kenai Central High School, the following awards were announced.

Bulldogs get thrown to Lions
Getting motivational edges has seldom been a problem for Nikiski High’s girls basketball teams. The program’s benchmarks are elite and recognizable statewide.

Grace edges Heritage
The top-ranked Grace Christian boys basketball team defeated Heritage 43-38 on Saturday to win the Southcentral Conference championship at Nikiski High School.

Canady, Broyles marry
Randi Marie Canady of Kenai and Justin Wynn Broyles of Girdwood were married in an evening service Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at Chapel of the Snows in Girdwood.

Witte, Chivers to marry in Anchorage
Emily Witte and Derek Chivers of Anchorage plan to be married July 7, 2007, at First Presbyterian Church of Anchorage.

Holliday, Flynn plan wedding
Amanda Rochelle Holliday and Reid G. Flynn of Nikiski plan to be married in June 2008.

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