Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Everything ads up at Math Meet
The fifth annual KPBSD Middle School Math Meet, a joint effort between the Kachemak Bay campus of the Kenai Peninsula College and Homer Middle School, offered a challenging math experience to 78 students from seven district schools. A special thanks to the donors of the iPod Touch grand prize: Jay Brant Construction, Coble Geophysics, and Jerry Herring of Central Alaska Engineering.

Substance abuse program a life-saver
My name is Scottie Ramsey and I am currently 23 years old. I have until recently chose to live a life of addiction, chaos, and destruction. Because of the choices that I have made, I have been held accountable and am currently incarcerated. Prior to my recent opportunity to enter a program I have been able to justify all the negative behaviors the community has witnessed. Since I have been able to convince myself by these justifications, as delusional as it may sound, I have thus been closed off to really accepting the consequences for my actions. I have been released and reoffended all because I was closed off to change. My loved ones were offering correctives and encouragement but I couldn't hear it. I had many excuses for my actions. I thought that I was a genuine victim. Because I was closed off I couldn't hear the correctives or apply them to myself and make a change. I kept making the same mistakes over and over. I was the definition of insanity.

Americans prefer Alaska brand; state's seafood a niche market
Four of five Americans are more likely to buy seafood with the Alaska label and three of five name the state's salmon as their top choice at the market.

Autism rises in Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Editor's note: This is the final part of a three-part series exploring autism in the community.

HEA in line to get $7 million for wind
The winds blew favorably for Homer Electric Association as the legislative session came to a close last week, but the company will have to hope for more of the same if it is to be granted the $7 million that state lawmakers allotted it for construction of a wind farm in Nikiski.

Thanks, Mayor Carey, for reconsidering cut
When it comes to budgets, particularly those involving taxpayers' money, there should be no sacred cows. It's only prudent to question every item and consider if it's a wise use of funds in these cash-strapped times.

Around the Peninsula

Scholarship available

KPC announces keynote speakers, valedictorians
The 46th annual graduation ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. May 4 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. The keynote speaker for this year's event will be Joe Hayes, University of Alaska Fairbanks Alumni Association's executive director. A reception will follow the ceremony with live music performed by KRC student Chris Pepper. This year's KRC valedictorians are Hannah Heath, from the Arts and Sciences division, and Remy Spring, from the Business and Industry division.

Around the Peninsula

School board to meet

Renewable energy, stove win Caring for the Kenai
Kenai Central High School's Freya Chay spent her spring break in an unlikely location for a first-year student -- mingling with state lawmakers in the halls of the state's rain-soaked capital.

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