Friday, April 6, 2007

Business Briefs
Chambers set schedules Youth cooking classes offered Crimestoppers seeks support Wireless options to be discussed Alaska’s outstanding older worker sought Bones for Life seminar offered

Recycling electronics a sound idea for environment
In this age of consumerism, we take computers, DVD players and televisions for granted, but unless we are careful, humanity will ultimately pay for all of our amazing modern marvels.

Reader shares story of Easter
The Bible is the story of God redeeming his chosen people for the praise of his glory. The story began in eternity past when God made a plan that his son, Jesus Christ, would suffer, die on a cross and be resurrected as an act of divine justice to secure the salvation of chosen people by forgiving their sins without compromising his own perfect holy standard for humanity.

Alaska should deny mining permits
Where to mine in Alaska is the wrong question. The question we all should ask presupposes where mineral development should take place and more appropriately asks: How do we produce consumer products using far less virgin materials that demand the highest amounts of toxic chemicals to prepare it for steel, gold products, etc.?

Many contribute to fundraiser’s success
Sterling Head Start would like to thank our community for the tremendous support it was shown for our sold out, annual fundraiser on March 10. Suzie’s Café and its staff did a phenomenal job of catering and serving the dinner. They gave the event a special touch and we appreciate all their effort.

Reader: A little late to complain
In the April 1 edition of the Clarion, I noticed a full page ad to keep the present Mountain View principal. I had been told that the present principal at Sears had already been told he will be principal. It seems that this ad was actually after the fact. Wouldn’t it be sort of cruel to tell someone he has the job and then yank it out from under him?

Irwin: Pipeline project high centered
Stumping for the governor’s gas pipeline plan, the state’s natural resources chief told about 35 Kenai Peninsula residents the state is “high-centered” and not going anywhere toward getting a line down from Alaska’s North Slope.

Embezzlement case heading for trial
A jury trial was scheduled for the week of July 7 for the Salamatof Seafoods bookkeeper accused to embezzling $154,000 from the Kenai firm and two other companies for which she kept books.

Olson fights rural fish use status
The Federal Subsistence Board failed to follow its own policies in November when it granted a subsistence priority to four communities in the upper Kenai River and Kasilof River drainages, according to Rep. Kurt Olson, R-Kenai, whose bill asking the board to reconsider its decision is headed for the House floor.

Kenai works toward wider road
As the day nears when Wal-Mart will have a supercenter in Kenai, city leaders are beginning preparations for an anticipated surge in the number of motorists aiming toward the world’s largest retailer.

Assembly to increase taxes
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to increase the borough sales tax to 3 percent beginning Jan. 1.

Committee hears of Chuitna mine threat
The Central Peninsula Fish and Game Advisory Committee discussed steps taken recently by the cities of Kenai and Soldotna and the borough assembly to curb pollution on the Kenai River, and drafted a proposal asking to be included in the Kenai Coalition as the process moves forward.

School offers options
A new high school that would individualize education for each student will open next fall in Soldotna.

Borough would benefit from tax structure review
In a wise financial move, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to increase the borough sales tax to 3 percent beginning Jan. 1 of next year.

Boone and Crockett moose goes on display
For many hunters, the only thing greater than the excitement of stalking and eventually bagging a big bull moose is mounting their prize so the hunt can be relived in their mind each and every time their eyes fall upon it.

Little boat nets big king, big check
A little boat, a little local knowledge and a little luck earned one Homer resident a big payday Saturday during the 2007 Winter King Salmon Tournament.

Bird watching makes its way into the electronic age
Having grown up on the Kenai Peninsula, I often find myself being considered the vault of knowledge for the area. I am constantly being asked where is a good place to eat, where can I catch a fish and in my line of work, where can I see certain species of birds. Another common inquiry is when is a good time to go to Seward or Homer to find birds.

Around the Peninsula
Book fair slated Berry growers to meet Optional High School to be discussed Biathlon club to meet Hospital board meeting slated Dance concert set to boogie Hockey sessions continue Easter events planned Carnival fundraiser set for fun Sock hop set to bop Refuge to host fun day Rowing clinic available Talent show ready to entertain

Around the Peninsula
Hospital board meeting slatedLittle League registration continuesCompetitive softball tryouts plannedCheerleading registration continuesCommunity egg hunt scheduledActivities for the deaf offeredMiners set to dig inGood News Clubs to meetPFLAG to meetPing pong offeredSpaghetti fundraiser set to dishStoryteller set to entertain

Nikiski Freestylers complete tourney
The Nikiski Freestyle Wrestling Club competed in a Mid-Valley Tournament on March 24. The following is how the grapplers placed:

KPC Showcase offers something to laugh about
Who, what, where, when ...

What’s Happening
Best Bets Events and Exhibits Entertainment Upcoming Events Films Down the Road Anchorage events

Art Briefs
Writers meet tonight Chorus set to sing Triumvirate plans drama camps Art show proposals being accepted Performers set to camp Beading classes offered Kids’ reading program ongoing

Poet’s Corner
The horses of Heaven are coming today

‘Blades of Glory’ skates on solid ice
Will Ferrell has certainly found a niche. With his latest farce, he’s given us a trifecta of “Will Ferrell as (insert semi-serious career choice here)!” He’s been an anchorman, a NASCAR driver, and now a professional ice skater. For those of you out there who are afraid that Ferrell will eventually put away these silly character pieces and try some real acting ala “Stranger than Fiction,” fear not. His next project is slated to be “Semi-Pro,” a farce about minor league basketball. Some will roll their eyes at this, but I say, if his next film has even half of the delirious fun to be had in “Blades of Glory,” more power to him.

Church Briefs
Faith walk set to take offHoly Week Services setWalk to the cross scheduledAddictions group meetsEaster egg hunt plannedClothes available for needyEaster services, hunt slatedMatrix Easter service setArt exhibit plannedCelebration of the resurrection plannedBible study group to meet

Faith rises, falls with the resurrection message
He was a college student struggling with honest questions about life here and hereafter. His search had taken him away from the childhood beliefs instilled by his parents.

KPHA squad takes Fairbanks tourney
The Kenai Peninsula Hockey Association Ice Hawks won the Pee Wee Tier IV Alaska State Tournament in Fairbanks from March 16 through March 19.

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