Tuesday, March 20, 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,

Musicians get special thanks
The seniors of Kenai Central High School Band would like to take this time to thank all of those who participated in the KPBSD Honor Band. This band was composed of the best musicians from around the Kenai Peninsula.

Reader: Forget daylight saving
“If I could put time in a bottle ...”

Fish path walks over history
Almost thunderous in their impact, voices from the Kenai River’s prehistoric past have risen and stopped a state trail project in its tracks.

Getting the soccer ball rolling
Add about 1,200 soccer players to the tourists and fish that will be running like mad in early August on the Kenai Peninsula.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Is there selective editing?: Pebble releases shed too much heat, not enough light on plan
Media releases about Pebble have shed a lot more heat than light. And what light they’ve shed has been selectively aimed at promoting the benefits of particular interest groups. It’s the old conflict between whose ox gets slaughtered, and who gets to feast on it. Lodge owners, sportfishing guides, commercial ocean fishermen and other people who currently make a good living from the mine’s impact zone don’t want to lose their “way of life.” Other businesses, which expect to make a lot of money off mining, want to expand their way of life. Each side spotlights only facts and arguments that will help it win.

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

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

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.

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Around the Peninsula
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 Dance concert set to boogie. Soccer tourney set to kick off Health fair ready to pump you up Mother, daughter tea poised

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

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

Bosick signs with NAIA powerhouse
Carroll College was not on Skyview senior running back Gregor Bosick’s radar. Bosick was on Carroll’s radar, though.

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.

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