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Friday, April 18, 2008

Landowner wants North Road extended
Having been a landowner in Alaska's North Kenai for a number of years, I feel that there are numerous families that would appreciate the northern extension of the Kenai Spur Highway be completed as it has been promised for over 15 years.

Reader backs current 'team' in Washington
Have you wondered why you are seeing negative news about our national leaders? The truth is the National Democratic Party wants control and will do anything to discredit our leaders to get it.

Recycling helps clean up peninsula
In response to Mrs. Read's letter to the editor on April 9, I would like to add a few comments.

Good Samaritan saves man's life
The Glenn Highway was deserted when Wasilla resident Frank Kirk and his 15-year-old stepson Trayton Cohen came upon snow, rocks and ice sprayed across the highway while hauling logs across the Matanuska River. It was just before 4:30 on the morning of March 22, below freezing and pitch black. When Kirk saw a large section of guard rail peeled back, he decided to take a closer look.

Kenai Peninsula Orchestra serves up a feast
Music is arguably the food the feeds the human soul, and playing on that theme, the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will be presenting a musical seven-course meal this weekend at two locations, though, just to be clear, there is no actual edible fare.

Kenai council OKs land purchase
The Kenai City Council decided to buy the land under the city's police and fire stations.

Fire investigators hone skills
Often all that remains following a fire is charred material and ash, so to the untrained eye it would appear all evidence of the cause has been destroyed by the heat and flames. This is not so for fire investigators specialists trained to search for subtle clues to decipher where, when and how a blaze began, and most importantly if arson was involved.

Borough to aid in culvert repair
The Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly reversed itself Tuesday and decided the nonprofit Kenai Watershed Forum's program of rebuilding damaged culverts and reopening habitat to salmon is worth a contribution of $100,000.

Photo feature: Kicking up some dust
Russ Jeffries kicks up a cloud of dust as he uses a blower to clean the parking lot at the Crowley Maritime gas station in Kenai on Thursday afternoon. Forecasters are calling for clear skies and warmer temperatures this weekend.

Clarence J. Gamache
Former Nikiski resident Clarence J. Gamache died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 78.

Clarion Web site gets brand new fresh look
If you've not already signed on to the Clarion's Web site this morning, you're going to experience a very different site when you do.

For firefighters and homeowners, complacency is a wildfire's friend
Every year, all wildland firefighters are required to take an eight-hour fireline safety refresher course. A key element of this annual training is a review of recent fires in the United States where burn-overs, shelter deployments, accidents, injuries or fatalities have occurred.

Around the Peninsula

Birders to meet

Persistence leads to good things of God
Bird feeders are a source of simple entertainment. It is interesting to see what will come to feed on the seeds and suet.

Church Briefs

Breakthrough conference continues

Birch Ridge holding pre-opening meeting
Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna will be holding it's annual Spring Pre-Opening meeting on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the course. There is no cost to attend the event which will feature appetizers and beverages.

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