Saturday, April 4, 2009

Former SoHi coach sends praise from afar
Congratulations to the Soldotna High School Stars boys' basketball team, coaching staff, school and community on a great state tournament performance.

Don't be afraid to ask for quiet
When did movies become social hour?

Story's point was to make people aware
I was disappointed by the comments sent to Letters to the Editor on Feb. 17, regarding my deceased husband who did earn his permanent fund dividend by being a full-time resident. His only mistake was that he did not die during the approved time frame to receive the PFD, which is Jan. 1 through March 31.

Reader has message for 'Tammy'
I would like to respond to "Tammy in Kasilof" on her answer to your Clarion question on whether the borough should cut funding to nonprofits.

Donations appreciated
Thanks to the generous Soldotna Middle School PTSA, SMS parents and community members for the terrific bake sale after the SMS band and choir concert on March 5. The $3,300 will go to help with medical expenses for Leah Stephens as she recuperates from her accident.

Council votes for rezone: Change to Limited Commercial passes 4-3
After more than six months of debate, the Kenai City Council on Wednesday decided to allow limited commercial development along the Kenai Spur Highway corridor across from the high school.

University president requests support
University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton will be the first to tell you that his institution is at the leading edge when it comes to providing the state with a quality labor force.

Carey outlines borough budget: Mayor calls for mill rate reduction, changes in way schools are funded
Borough Mayor Dave Carey is calling on the school district to offer a greater level of honesty and transparency in their use of savings, or fund balance, if the district wishes to receive full financial support from the borough next year.

HEA board candidates weigh in on issues facing co-op
Eleven candidates are vying for three open seats on Homer Electric Association's board of directors. One position is available for each of HEA's three districts.

Mount Reboubt erupts
At 6 a.m. Saturday, there was a significant explosive event at Redoubt, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. An ash cloud has reached at least 50,000 feet above sea level and is heading southeast. The National Weather Service has issued an ash advisory lasting to 10 a.m. for areas south of Ninilchik.

Ronald Eugene Stafford
Longtime Anchor Point resident Ronald Eugene Stafford died Thursday, March 26, 2009, from cancer at the South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. He was 72.

Rezone an opportunity for growth in Kenai
The Kenai City Council on Wednesday voted in favor of rezoning land along the Kenai Spur Highway to Limited Commercial from Rural Residential 1, capping what has been a long and contentious process.

Not just a job ...: Refuge recruiting for YCC positions
Schools will soon be out across the Kenai Peninsula, which means many teens will be looking for work, and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is hoping to attract a few kids with a passion for being outdoors.

Did mammoths roam the Kenai?
Editor's note: This notebook is the first of two parts examining the presence of woolly mammoths in Alaska.

Things to do with a clam
April may not be the best month for clamming, but it beats the six months preceding it. This year, it contains two sets of minus tides, Tuesday through April 13, and April 23 to 29, all of which occur in morning hours.

Around the Peninsula

Court plans open house today

Church Briefs

Grace Lutheran puts on holy week and Easter specials for pre-K through eighth grade

When the Lord is your shepherd, that's enough
A minister called the advertising editor of his local paper to announce the title of his upcoming sermon.

Brown Bears make playoff debut today
The Kenai River Brown Bears finished the 2008-09 season in last place of the North American Hockey League's West Division.

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