Saturday, April 12, 2008

Support helps make house a new home
The dedication of Central Peninsula Habitat for Humanity's home in the Kenai-Soldotna area took place March 28. The selected family, Jerry Dourney and Thomasina Williams and children, moved into their new home the next day.

Writer defends talent show act
This is a letter about the talent show dance (at Kenai Central High School). In the last letter the writer said something along the lines of "unless Quade and his friends plan on being strip dancers, they don't have much future."

Business meets needs of community, doesn't hurt it
In the letter to the editor on April 9, Debbie Read stated "S&R is raping the land." To clarify the facts and in response to the slanderous comments made by Mrs. Read.

Cemetery plan moves forward
The Soldotna city manager made it clear to the city council on Wednesday that he is moving forward with several activities aimed at building a city cemetery near the Soldotna Municipal Airport.

Culvert repair money to get a second look
Kenai Watershed Forum officials hope a second try will mean success for an ordinance that would provide $100,000 in the FY 2009 borough budget for its culvert repair program that restores vital salmon habitat.

Emergency officials encourage 'defensible space'
As snow patches shrink, exposing the dead grass beneath it, Alaska enters its most volatile period. People already have started using their burn permits, the spruce bark beetle continues to ravage the peninsula's trees and more structures are being built in stands of highly flammable black spruce than ever before.

Dog owners meet up for fun
It's tough to tell who benefits more from the newly formed Soldotna Off-Leash Dog Recreation Meetup Group, since both dogs and their human caregivers seem to gain from their experiences.

Ettie Schneider McGregor
Anchorage resident Ettie Schneider McGregor died Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at Providence Extended Care in Anchorage. She was 94.

It's OK to be optimistic about pipeline project
The announcement Tuesday by ConocoPhillips and BP that they are launching a joint natural gas pipeline project was the most positive news the state has had in a long time, as far as the gas line project.

4-H to host tack swap
Have you been shopping around for a saddle, looking for a lariat, or seeking some new spurs? Then perhaps you should mosey on by the Trail Blazers 4-H club's "1st Peninsula Wide Tack Swap," being held this Saturday at the Kenai Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Ninilchik from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Subsistence wheel to spin on Kasilof
After passing a Federal Subsistence Board vote by a margin of six to zero, a fish wheel fishery„ typically more common on the Yukon and Copper Rivers „ will soon be making an appearance on the Kasilof River to serve the subsistence needs of rural residents of Ninilchik.

Plenty of spring activities on refuge
The enthusiastic staff at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is busy preparing for a lively spring. Mark your calendar for events that pique your interest and join us for rewarding experiences.

Around the Peninsula

Soccer referees sought

Small schools get their own state meet
Last season at the state track and field championships, athletes from Class 1-2-3A schools, or schools with 400 students or less, won exactly two events.

Church Briefs

Breakthrough conference slated

Choose well your life depends on it
Do you remember the story of the Three Little Pigs? Each one built his own house. The first pig built his of straw. The second used sticks, while the third little pig built a brick house.

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