Saturday, March 22, 2008

Initiatives meant to better the state
Here we go again. Recently, in a "What others say column," the Clarion reprinted an editorial from the Ketchikan Daily News filled with extreme, and quite frankly, false information about the Alaska Clean Water Initiatives.

Reader: Assembly doesn't know as much as engineers
In reference to the article, "Assembly to look at speed limit law," in the March 11 Clarion, in the late 1980s a woman in Anchorage took the DOT to court over a traffic zone and won. The '87 assembly picked up on that and decided to exercise their authority. They chose Cohoe as none of them lived here.

Calling all local dodgers
For those who miss this elemental elementary school game of dodgeball, an adult version of the skin-stinging sport is returning to the central Kenai Peninsula. And there is still time to sign up.

Council members ponder Kenai esthetics
Two measures aimed at improving the esthetics of Kenai commanded the full attention of the city council for a time Wednesday night. One seeking to stop clear cutting lots passed after being amended; one seeking to dress up storage sheds was put on hold.

Christina Elaine Hunt, Judy Mariah Jones, Frank Tyler Hunt, Ryan Matthew Hunt
Kenai residents Christina Elaine Hunt, Judy Mariah Jones, Frank Tyler Hunt and Ryan Matthew Hunt died Saturday, March 15, 2008, in a fire at their residence at the corner of Beaver Loop Road and the Kenai Spur Highway. They were 31, 13, 7 and 4, respectively.

Gary Kline Chisholm
Ninilchik resident Gary Kline Chisholm died Sunday, March 16, 2008, at his home in Ninilchik. He was 76.

Roxie Jackson
Longtime Kenai resident Roxie Jackson died Monday, March 17, 2008, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna with her family by her side. She was 79.

Herbert William 'Bill' Saffell
Kenai resident Herbert William "Bill" Saffell died Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at his home surrounded by family, pastors and close friends. He was 80.

Preparing for spring -- and bear encounters
The longer days and slowly warming temperatures mean activities on the Kenai Peninsula are heating up.

Fishermen hit the river early for rainbow
After many months of staring at sheets of ice on the frozen Kenai River, most anglers are chomping at the bit to wet a hook in flowing water.

Refuge trapper from 1911 violated many game laws
Animal trapping is perhaps one of the first methods of hunting. Traps were used by central European people to hunt mammoths thousands of years ago.

Modest snowfall awakens area trails
The modest midweek dusting of snow that fell on the central peninsula wasn't much, but it has prolonged the ski season for a little while longer, at least.

Peninsula Clarion - Community

Kards upset Dimond behind Gustkey's 29
Forget the NCAA Tournament.

Seldovia takes 5th
In some ways, basketball is a lot like life. Cherish it while you can.

Early wake-up call gets CIA 4th place
The Cook Inlet Academy girls basketball team found a good reason to get up at 6 a.m. during the middle of spring break.

Yakutat defends crown
Minutes after capturing a second consecutive Class 2A state title on Wednesday night at Sullivan Arena, Yakutat head coach Joe Klushkan approached Ninilchik head man Dan Leman, patting him on the back in the hallway just outside the locker rooms.

Yes, Easter changed everything
A college student had reached a point in his life where he was questioning things taught him by his parents and church: the meaning of life, the reliability of the Bible, how the world began, how to prepare for eternity, to name a few.

Church Briefs
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