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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Library well deserving of award
Our library has earned its third major award to the Kenai community library in a year. The Public Library Association’s EBSCO Excellence in Small and-or Rural Public Library Service Award for 2007 recognizes a public library that serves fewer than 10,000 that demonstrates excellence of service to the community by one of three measures: uniqueness of program or service; impact upon the community; and how the program will affect the future of the library and the community.

Council dabbling where they shouldn’t
The Kenai City Council has been talking about taking the rights of the tax-paying residents and people who have lived here all their lives to not be able to use the older motors on the river. I would like to know the number of river hours the council members have spent on it.

Mackey’s win no surprise for musher’s friends
Lance Mackey’s recent victory in the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, preceded three weeks earlier by his third consecutive victory in the Yukon Quest, was certainly exciting for the musher who until recently hailed from Kasilof, and old friends and neighbors said they are equally happy for him.

Gun scare forces plane landing
AMARILLO, Texas - An allegedly drunken man on a flight reportedly threatened passengers and crew that he had a gun in his carry-on luggage - a threat that led pilots to land in Amarillo on Monday.

Lawmakers urge look at LNG license
A pair of Anchorage state lawmakers have asked Alaska Attorney General Talis Colberg to consider the long-term needs of consumers before approving an extension of a natural gas export license.

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Hazel Pond
Soldotna resident Hazel Pond died Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at Harbor Lights Assisted Living near Soldotna. She was 93.

Mushers from near and far make us proud
Well, he used to be from the Kenai Peninsula, but Lance Mackey’s win in the Iditarod Trail and Yukon Quest International sled dog races are impressive no matter where he’s from.

Warm ideas for the cold
It may be 10 below -- or colder-- outside, but some folks in Soldotna, including those at the Chamber O’Commerce, have a plan to get Kenai Peninsula residents warmed up Saturday.

Outdoors Briefs
SnowTRAC commissioners wanted Parks seeking ORTAB representative

Peninsula trails in great shape
Although it has been more than a week since fresh snow fell, trail conditions remain better than average in many areas around the central Kenai Peninsula.

Celebrating biodiversity: Refuge home to thousands of species
The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge came into existence in 1941 as the Kenai Moose Range. In 1980, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) changed the name and shifted our focus from moose management to the very broad purpose of conserving all kinds of fish and wildlife populations and habitats in their full natural diversity. This was a tall order, much taller than being a just a moose preserve.

Around the Peninsula
Mexican dinner, auction fundraiser planned Free aviation safety class offered Pop Warner registration begins Steak dinner fundraiser planned Waffle breakfast set to dish Cribbage tournament canceled ACT to meet Hockey sessions slated Soccer players, coaches sought Relay for life volunteers needed

Sales tax increase may be delayed
An ordinance pending before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly proposing a 1 percent increase in the boroughwide sales tax levy was amended Tuesday to delay imposition until next year.

Church Briefs
Kids’ night out set Bible study planned Soldotna Aglow to meet Nikiski Aglow to meet Spring camp ready Art exhibit set

The value of cracked pots
Vivian Taylor was a dear friend of mine, when I was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas between 1954 and 1956.

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