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Monday, April 16, 2007

Reader: It’s time to take responsibility as HEA member
Do you have electricity? If so, you’re probably a member of Homer Electric Association. You’re more than just a customer, because you help elect a board of directors to guide HEA. You’re responsible for the way it does business.

Coal versus hydro
The Cook Inlet Basin is looking at a major change in the fuel used here for electrical generation. The whole world is screaming global warming and carbon footprints that don’t block the sun but amplify are beating a path to Cook Inlet. So now is the showdown between the real Greenies and the Industrialist. Do the Greenies hide their heads in the sand or offer up something substantial in the battle against global warming?

Help is on line
As the population of the Kenai Peninsula grows and the number of 911 emergency calls coming in via cell phone increases exponentially, the move of emergency dispatchers to the new, expanded Soldotna Public Safety Communications Center comes at a good time.

Home show displays the latest, greatest improvements
With each passing day getting longer and warmer, the home construction season is building to its peak, and many know no better way to prepare for summer projects than by attending the 28th annual Home Show.

Local education funding up to assembly
Local funding to schools in fiscal year 2008 is expected to show a slight decrease from that of the current year, but will still amount to more than $37.7 million.

Boat wakes, ice destruction topics for river board
Progress was the word of the day at the Kenai River Special Management Area (KRSMA) Advisory Board’s monthly meeting Thursday.

Spring hasn’t thawed pipe danger
Though the central Kenai Peninsula did not have an abundance of minus 35-degree days this winter, the number of consecutive days below freezing with overnight lows around zero degrees are manifesting themselves in lots of frozen pipes beneath Soldotna.

Billie R. (Crome) Scott
Longtime Alaska resident Billie R. (Crome) Scott, died Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna surrounded by family and friends. She was 79.

Martha Yancy
Former Kasilof resident Martha Yancy died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, in Mountain Home, Idaho. She was 78.

Otho B. ‘O.B.’ Culley
Longtime Soldotna resident Otho B. “O.B.” Culley died Sunday, April 8, 2007, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. He was 88.

It won’t cost a dime to give your 2 cents on quarter
What image does Alaska want to present to the world? A polar bear with the midnight sun? Denali National Park complete with musher, Big Dipper and the North Star? A brown bear with salmon? A gold panner in Denali National Park?

A trip out to the woods: Despite Thoreau’s plan, living deliberately not always that simple
A century and a half ago, Henry David Thoreau went to the woods “to live deliberately.” His goal was to live simply and see what he could learn from the experience.

Cowards not allowed : Alaskans will let oil companies know where they stand
ExxonMobil, British Petroleum and ConocoPhillips (the producers) have stated openly that they are preparing to play the hardest of hardball as they negotiate against Alaska. Recently, Alaska’s most listened to talk-radio host, Dan Fagan of Anchorage, wrote an open letter to legislators counseling cowardice in the face of this corporate aggression. But this is not advice governors or legislators are allowed to follow; they have sworn an oath to courageously protect the best interests of Alaska and an analysis of the producer’s public statements proves that the courage of our elected officials is being sorely tested.

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State champs
Shown in this March 19 photo are members of the PeeWee Tier 4 state hockey championship team. The championship was held in Fairbanks March 16-19.

Community Events
Class of 1987 seeks members Class of ’97 plans reunion Skyview reunion input sought Kids reading program continues Help to those in need available Alzheimer’s information available Rowing clinic available Talent show ready to entertain Social Security reps to visit peninsula Kenai library plans events Refuge looking for youth workers Street drugs to be discussed Kids activities sought Immunization clinics cancelled

Motherfessions: Tales from the ‘Hood
I have this reoccurring dream. It’s the middle of a dark and stormy night. I’m straining to tiptoe into my son’s bedroom to cover him, fluff his pillow and ensure the envelope containing his baby tooth is within easy grasp for the tooth fairy. Sensing an intruder in the house, the dog begins growling. Suddenly, from beyond the third star and straight on from morning, Tinker Bell kicks in the bedroom door, cuffs meand dramatically declares, “You have no rights. Anything you say will be held against you forever.”

Around the Peninsula
Community ping pong offered Academic banquet planned Rowing clinic available Ladies’ night is nigh High tea set for Wednesday Flight instructors set for take off CPH plans volunteer tea Kenai Eagles celebrate silver anniversary Kenai seniors reschedule volunteer dinner

Births
Kirsten De Fries Boatright and James David Boatright of Nikiski announce the birth of their son, Nathanael David, at 1:28 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. He weighed 10 pounds, 6.5 ounces and measured 22 inches.

Clubs, Groups
Working digital cameras, photo printers sought Moms to meet Military family support group forming Caregiver support group to meet Running team seeks support Swim tryouts make a splash

Around the Peninsula
Samoan Church to visit peninsula Dance encore presentation set Library to celebrate Relay For Life meetings slated

Track season starts
Soldotna, Seward and Cook Inlet Academy all traveled to a track meet at Homer High School on Friday where SoHi’s Paige Blackburn won both the shot put and discus with tosses of 37 feet, 2 inches and 115-8, respectively.

Searching for space
Starting later has always been an issue.

Williamson, Adderley marry in Florida
Sarah Williamson and Ross Adderley of Bamberg, Germany, were married in an afternoon ceremony Saturday, March 31, 2007, at the home of the groom’s parents in Mims, Fla.

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