Sunday, April 5, 2009

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.

Kenai police respond to accidents as volcano draws a crowd
With the cloud coverage dispersing, Mount Redoubt became visible to Kenai Peninsula residents for the first time in almost two weeks. A popular viewing area is the observation deck located on Bridge Access Road as several vehicles were parked in the viewpoint lot and lined the road

Redoubt eruption resumes: Saturday morning ashfall blankets south peninsula
Mount Redoubt does not like to be ignored, or so it would seem, as the volcano erupted again just a day after the Alaska Volcano Observatory lowered its threat level from "warning" to "watch," after several quiet days.

Kenai approves culvert projects
With a belief that planned Kenai Watershed Forum culvert work will not attract adult salmon, and consequently hungry bears, to streams coursing through the city, Kenai council members on Wednesday pledged their support to three fish passage projects.

When will America learn?: Despite repeated disaster, country keeps faith in markets
Market populism. It's brought us soaring wealth inequality and two economic bubbles. Now it's keeping us from having an intellectually honest conversation about saving our banking system.

Ruffled feathers aside, it's time to focus on the budget
Borough Mayor Dave Carey ruffled some feathers this week with his remarks on next year's budget -- due as much to the manner in which his announcement was made as to its content.

Around the Peninsula

Immunizations available

Planets align for April viewing
Days are getting longer and nights are getting shorter. We're also leaving the freezing cold behind. As we all love winter's benefits, we surely regret that our beloved starry skies will take a back seat soon. Therefore, after this article, see you again in August or September.

A little bit of breakup cheer
We have done it! We have survived -- no, DEFEATED another March. We persevered through the adversity of cold and snow to rise triumphant on the threshold of Alaska's fifth season, breakup. (The other four seasons are early winter, mid-winter, late winter and tourist.) All hail breakup! That harbinger of warm things to come, that bellwether of beautiful days, that period of roughly six weeks when the world around us is a little soft.

Community News

Area students named to dean's list

Local teams compete in Dome
Local track and field teams commenced the 2009 season with the Big 'C' Relays on Friday and Saturday at The Dome in Anchorage.

Pazar, Trovinger to marry
Sandra Pazar and John Trovinger plan to marry Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Reno Christian Fellowship in Reno, Nev.

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