Monday, March 19, 2007

Safer skies? Reader says he has better idea
There is a misplaced notion by airline travelers that the government has “fixed the terrorism problem” by creating a new Cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security. In the post-9/11 hysteria,

When rubber hits the (North) Road
Whether it’s to partake in physical exercise, overcome long-buried childhood trauma, or just relish in the satisfaction of connecting with a well-aimed shot that completely emasculates an opponent, several people have already signed up for the adult dodgeball league forming in Nikiski.

Pappas leaving sport fish post
The Soldotna office of Alaska Department of Fish and Game is looking to net a new area management biologist for its Sport Fish Division as George Pappas, who has held the position for the past three years, will soon be leaving.

Carey: Gas prices going up and up ...
Soldotna Mayor Dave Carey caused a stir last week when he predicted a doubling in natural gas prices paid by the city and residential customers within the next five years.

Soldotna joins in call for state action on river pollution
The city of Soldotna became the third of three local government bodies to sign off on a joint resolution asking the state to take action on removing hydrocarbon pollutants from the Kenai River.

When rubber hits the (North) Road
Whether it’s to partake in physical exercise, overcome long-buried childhood trauma, or just relish in the satisfaction of connecting with a well-aimed shot that completely emasculates an opponent, several people have already signed up for the adult dodgeball league forming in Nikiski.

Fundraisers trade hair for money to go to cancer research
Firefighters, troopers and policeman routinely work to save lives, protect their communities and help in any way they can.

Board OKs dipnets in Kenai, Kasilof
After several weeks of different user groups squabbling at the local level about Kenai subsistence fishery proposals, progress was finally made at the Southcentral Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council (RAC) meeting, held last week in Anchorage.

Assembly approves Ladd Landing option extension
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly authorized a one-year extension of an option to lease Ladd Landing on Cook Inlet’s west side to investors in the proposed Chuitna Coal Mine project.

Ice puts the freeze on winter fishing in Homer
HOMER -- Most winters, Norm Anderson merely has to climb aboard his boat in the harbor and make sure his oil pan heater is still keeping the engine warm before he turns over the F/V Sea Otter for a winter king fishing excursion.

Wind of change blows slow at HEA
One response to increasing energy costs has blown onto the Kenai Peninsula, but for now, its arrival appears premature.

Stanley Joseph Huhndorf Sr.
Stanley Joseph Huhndorf Sr. of Nikiski died Friday, March 16, 2007, at his home of a heart attack with his son, Stan Jr., at his side. He was 84.

A champion and a genius: Mackey sets new standard for racing with accomplishment
Former Kasilof musher Lance Mackey’s first-place finish in this year’s Iditarod Sled Dog Race did more than earn him a $70,000 paycheck and a new truck, it also proved a lot.

Fish farming plan should be sunk
The Bush administration’s push to allow fish farming for the first time in federal waters does not bode well for Alaska.

Births
· Lyndsie Crist Wright and Derek James Wright of Redmond, Ore., announce the birth of their son, James Clayton Russell Wright, at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2007, in Prineville, Ore. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 21 inches.

Peninsula Clarion - Community

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

Peninsula People
Hartvigson named to honor society Toering joins Army Area students named to honor rolls Galics to host exchange student Table tennis results

Community News
IRS, PFD Web sites to be discussed Cookie fundraiser continues Moms to meet

Around the Peninsula
Genealogical Society to meet Pop Warner registration begins Cribbage tournament set Public heath plans one-day closure Legion auxiliary to meet Book club gets its read on Book fair slated Agility, obedience classes planned

Around the Peninsula
Soccer players, coaches sought Waffle breakfast set to dish ACT to meet Pool offers spring break hours CPCS board to meet Peaceful people to gather Kenai chamber speaker changes Caregiver training set SoHi after-prom meeting set Flight instructors take wing CPH spring bazaar set Historical society to meet Nikiski seniors plan bazaar Senior Easter dinner planned Dance concert set to boogie Soccer tourney set to kick off Health fair ready to pump you up Shorebird festival to take wing

Peninsula Clarion - Community

A View Askew
It is going around.

Ninilchik attempts state title defense
Nikiski girls coach Ward Romans assisted Ninilchik in January by giving them a taste of 3A basketball in the Nikiski Tip-Off Tournament.

Stars not done with journey yet
Soldotna coach Mark Tuter has been looking forward to Thursday for four years.

CIA girls get job done with 6 players
The Cook Inlet Academy girls have proven they can win with only six players.

History is on their side
When a program has eight state championships in the past 15 years, history is almost always on its side.

Hakkinen finishes World Cup season
Kasilof biathlete Jay Hakkinen finished up his World Cup season by taking 57th in a 12.5-kilometer pursuit in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia, on Saturday. Hakkinen had six penalties to finish 5 minutes, 41.8 seconds, in back of the leader.

Larson, Smith plan June wedding
Kjersta Larson of Kenai and Dustin Smith of Salem, Ore., plan to marry Saturday, June 30, 2007, at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna.

Soares, Thomas marry in Vegas
Misty Soares of Soldotna and Robert Thomas of Las Vegas were married in an afternoon ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas.

Carroll, Peterkin announce engagement
Nicole Carroll and Ray Peterkin of Kenai plan to marry in 2008 at a private destination surrounded by family and friends.

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