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Friday, April 23, 2010

Assembly vote detracts from rights of citizens
April 20th of this year the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted on an issue of great importance for our community.

Denise Lake plan could be devastating
The recent meeting sponsored by Alaska Fish and Game on the "Restoration of Denise Lake" should have been titled, the Devastation of Denise Lake. Advertised partially to share information and concerns regarding northern pike and to "hear from landowners and others ... if support exists" for a rotenone chemical treatment of Denise Lake, the meeting featured Fish and Game personnel presenting their decision to proceed with the rotenone plan by applying for their needed permits. While the majority of people present protested, ADFG's decision to pursue permits to proceed with using the chemical, rotenone had already been made.

Reader finds letters disturbing
From your Letters to the Editor I have learned two disturbing things in the last two weeks.

Photo feature: Job and Career Fair
Right, Aaron Plikat and Bryon Flippin talk Thursday afternoon to Soldotna High School juniors Connor Dimick, Keith Porter and Tate Syverson about careers with the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 367 during the Job and Career Fair at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Photo feature: 'Kick Butt'
Above, Sorcha Hazelton, Jessica Merrill and Autumn Meloy pick up cigarette remains during the "Kick Butt Clean Up" event held on Earth Day on Thursday in conjunction with the Alaska Tobacco Control Alliance State Summit meeting underway at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska.

Public comment changed: Kenai City Council amends testimony rules
Kenai City Council member Joe Moore said he doubted the public would even read the council's resolution changing administrative policies and procedures about receiving public comments, but the council debated the semantics anyway.

Edwin John 'Tad' Crofoot
Sterling resident Edwin John 'Tad' Crofoot died Saturday, April 10, 2010, in Seattle.

Ernest T. Kandas
Longtime Kenai resident, Mr. Ernest T. Kandas, 75, died Sunday, April 18, 2010, at Heritage Place in Soldotna.

Roger Allen Martin
Kasilof resident Mr. Roger Allen Martin, 61, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at his home in Kasilof with his family by his side.

Fred McMinn
Kenai resident Fred McMinn died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, in a car accident on the Sterling Highway. He was 70.

Life, politics sometimes have 'do-overs'
Borough Mayor Dave Carey is proposing pay raises for three borough employees for this budget year.

Bear baiting on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
With bear baiting season just around the corner, I would like to take this opportunity to review the rules and regulations for baiting bears on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

Clarion Calls
Jeff's call: Mucha highlights the opportunities Alaska skiing offers

ASAA Board comes to Ninilchik
Homer High School's hockey program could be receiving a much-needed boost from nearby Voznesenka next season.

Nikiski girls topple Hutchison
The Nikiski girls soccer team beat Hutchison 2-0 in Thursday action played at The Dome in Anchorage. The boys tied 3-3.

Strength for all seasons
Poets and preachers have long pointed out the similarities between the seasons of the year and life. In effect, we're all born in January and immediately start heading toward December. Along the way, we're initiated into life's realities by the cold winds of winter, welcomed by the striking colors and flowery fragrances of spring, warmed by the pleasant breezes of summer, made thoughtful by the breathtaking beauty of our sentimental journey through fall and finally, in December, belatedly find ourselves beginning to think seriously about eternity.

Church Briefs

Missionaries, help needed

Bowler's Corner: Hookers, Al's Gals lay claim to titles
Hookers and Al's Gals claim league titles

Barraclough returns to Oilers
Kyle Barraclough will return to the Peninsula Oilers this summer. Last summer, Barraclough started nine games for the Oilers and finished 2-3 with a 1.42 ERA. He pitched 57 innings and struck out 47 while walking just 18. Batters hit .178 against him.

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