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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Business Briefs

Chambers to hear from legislators

Happy Mother's Day Makers

Pizzelles and Krumkakes

Pioneer Potluck: Bread Pudding

Outhouses in Alaska

Bike friendly is good business
This message to all the Soldotna and Kenai businesses. I live in town and love riding my bike in the summer (when we have one). With the price of gas going up everyday, I will be riding even more this year. I love riding around town to do my errands (I have a basket on the front) like to the grocery store, post office, fabric store, etc. However, most business have no place to lock up a bike. Some, however, have bike racks, like Beemun's, Safeway, Freddies and the library. But I would love it if more merchants would get on the band wagon. It doesn't have to be a large area, just someplace out front that's bolted down and thin enough for a cable lock to go around. I know I'll be more apt to visit your place of business if I know my bike is safe. Thanks!

Poker tournament helps Hospice
On behalf of the directors, staff and volunteers of Hospice of the Central Peninsula, we would like to thank the Kenai Peninsula Poker Association, and especially Ed and Jude Marsh, for the support to hospice by giving time and efforts to host a Poker tournament that generated funds shared for hospice.

NRA helped Women on Target become a success
We wish to express our deepest gratitude to the volunteers and organizations that made our first Women on Target event a success. Because of your efforts, the women who participated in the class are now more skilled in firearm safety and handling.

Thanks for gifts to women facing cancer
On behalf of the Women's Cancer Support Group, we would like to thank the women of Soldotna Bible Chapel for their amazing generosity. The "shower" you gave us at your women's luncheon on April 30 supplied us with many wonderful items for our gift bags.

Mining companies should back promises with cash
It should be apparent by now that Northern Dynasty and its curious partners have won.

You get what you vote for
The Republicans who can't get this endless "special session" over have proven that elections matter; and that you get what you vote for. A Republican Governor, A Republican led House and Senate, and all we're getting is endless political fighting when session should have legally ended weeks ago.

Photo: Dances with the daffodils

Greater clarity requested from redistricting board
Central Kenai Peninsula residents asked Alaska's Redistricting Board for more clarity in its plans for drawing the state into new House and Senate districts at a public hearing in Kenai on Tuesday night.

Soldotna man indicted on narcotics charges
A Kenai grand jury indicted a Soldotna man last Friday on five felony drug charges involving the possession of and intent to deliver oxycodone, morphine and methadone.

Zoning change goes back to Kenai council
Kenai's Planning and Zoning Commission took up the proposed changes to the city's land use table at its April 27 meeting, but decided not to schedule a public hearing on the ordinance that would make the changes.

Photo: Congratulations!

Tax increase voted down: Assembly doesn't buy pitch on sales tax change
After rounds of public testimony in opposition to the proposed sales tax cap increase, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly unanimously voted down the ordinance at its meeting Tuesday night.

Mayor fires capital projects director
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dave Carey terminated the borough's Capital Projects Director Dan Park on Monday morning, "for the betterment of the borough," he said.

Dinner dispute leads to domestic violence charge
Some people just don't appreciate when their partner slaves over a hot stove all day.

Making connections: Expo showcases value for businesses to shop local
Bobbi England, co-owner of Kenai Catering, maintains a simple philosophy when it comes to marketing and running her business.

Edward Yarmak Sr.
Longtime Alaskan resident, Edward Yarmak, Sr., 80, died Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Sunrise Mountain Assisted Living in Sterling.

Lessons we already knew
The BP Oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico last year should serve as a stark reminder to Alaskans just how vulnerable our fisheries and the families they support are to spilled oil. Alaska is no stranger to such events.

Oil tax bill earned its demise
Gov. Sean Parnell's proposal for new taxes on the oil industry is not good legislation. Neither he nor his administration did a good job of selling this to the public.

Around the Peninsula

Learn about homeopathy, naturopathy

Around the Peninsula

Last call for Soldotna Market vendors

Homer teen realizes dream of running trolley
HOMER, Alaska -- Oh, the ideas we bring home when we travel.

Buckle up for another 'Fast' ride
"Fast Five"

Poet's Corner

You're Mother to Our Children

What's Happening

First Thursday

Sports Briefs

Kenai booters sweep Seward

Homer edges Kenai Central in 7th: Kardinals lose 1st baseball game in school history on suicide squeeze
For a debut game that featured a little of everything, the deciding play was most fitting.

SoHi girls, boys sweep Nikiski soccer
Over the crossbar. Into the goalkeeper's chest. Outside the posts.

Kardinals top SkyHi
The host Kenai Central softball team defeated Skyview 11-8 on Tuesday in a game that was called after three innings due to a 90-minute time limit.

Seward hosts fellow smalls schools in track meet
Seward hosted Anchorage Christian Schools, Grace Christian, Lumen Christi, Tri Valley, Cook Inlet Academy, Ninilchik, Houston and Cantwell for a track meet Tuesday. The results follow:

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