Friday, May 9, 2008

Enforce fishing regulations
It is my perspective that a great fishery management tool is the "enforcement of fishery regulations," no manner where that happens to be.

After-prom parents appreciate support
The Parents of Juniors-After Prom party would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their support: AK Ray's Tanning Salon, Alaska Road Builders, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, Arby's, Audio Concepts, Auto Spa, Blockbuster-Soldotna, Chevron, city of Soldotna, Coca Cola, Coffee Roasters, Cold Stone, Dairy Queen, Davis Block, Dr. Robert Bauder, Dr. Jerry Hu, Dr. James Julian, Dr. Tom Kobylarz, Mark and Martha Hutton, Certified Advanced Rolfer, Elite Rehabilitation, Frames & Things, Fred Meyer, HEA, Heart Dance Therapeutic Massage, Jersey Subs, Kaladi Brothers Coffee, Kenai Peninsula Orthopedic, Kenai Vision, Molly Bauder, Mykel's Restaurant, Officer Tony Garcia, Orca Theater, Peninsula Internal Medicine, Pizza Boys-Soldotna, River City Books, Rock, Rally & Roll Skate Rink, Schucks, SoHi PTSA, Soldotna Dental Clinic, Soldotna Elks, Soldotna Professional Pharmacy, Spenard Builders, S & R Enterprises, Stanley Ford, Taco Bell, Tesoro, The Fitness Place, Three Bears, Trustworthy Hardware, Tukak Harbor, Tyler Distributing, United Rental, Wells Fargo and Parents of Juniors who volunteered for this safe and successful event.

Gas-diesel tax should be suspended
Total state and federal gas tax in New York is 62.9 cents per gallon. In California it's 60 cents per gallon. Here in Alaska the total state and federal gas tax is 26.4 cents per gallon.

Assembly mulls raise for mayor
The annual salary earned by mayors of the Kenai Peninsula Borough has not changed since 1996, not even adjustments for inflation, even as the pay scales of other borough positions have grown.

More charges brought against Miller
A Kenai man awaiting trial on 100 counts of possessing child pornography was arraigned in Kenai Superior Court on Thursday on 19 additional criminal counts, including evidence tampering charges.

Mayor questions advertising costs
Due to the cost of print advertising and the belief that more people are receiving information electronically, Kenai's mayor on Wednesday suggested the city council look into changing the way it gives notice of public meetings, ordinances and planned local improvements.

Incense sparks structure fire
Central Emergency Services personal responded so swiftly to a structure fire on Wednesday evening, they might have been able to still smell the incense believed to have sparked the blaze.

K-Beach Road project under way
State transportation officials said Wednesday they are considering using cement to bind the crushed aggregate that will be the base beneath the asphalt resurfacing on the Kalifornsky Beach Road project this summer.

Photo feature: On the move
A caribou, one member of a small herd of seven, grazes off of Kalifornsky Beach Road earlier this week. Sighting these ungulates will become a common occurrence in the coming weeks as the animals migrate to calving grounds. \

Donald Jess Reetz
Donald Jesse Reetz of Eugene, Ore., formerly of Ninilchik and Soldotna, died Thursday, May 1, 2008. He was 86.

Ryan Dale Sholin
Sterling resident Ryan Dale Sholin died Saturday, May 3, 2008, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 19.

Warm weather means more time on the road
It goes without saying, yet sometimes it helps to be reminded.

State loses strong voice
Our condolences to the family of Alaska journalist pioneer Lew Williams Jr.

Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival coming to Homer this weekend
If you missed out on our local birding activities at the Kenai Birding Celebration last weekend, and want to look for a variety of rare or unusual birds, or see waves of shorebirds moving in and out of the tide like a flowing curtain, then you will have another opportunity this weekend in Homer.

Drivers should exercise caution as caribou move to calving grounds
Drivers should exercise extra caution over the next few weeks as caribou crossings are starting to become a common occurrence on several central peninsula roadways.

Outdoors Briefs

Mother's Day Deal at AWCC

Around the Peninsula

Racing Lions to gather

Kenai sweeps Kings
A fast start by the Kenai Central girls and a strong finish by the Kenai boys gave the host Kardinals a sweep of nonconference foe Ketchikan on Thursday.

Church Briefs

Theology on Tap speaker announced

Mom can be seen as 3-vow wonder woman
She was but a young girl when she made her first serious vow:

Pink Cheeks results completed
Due to an error by the Clarion, the results for the Pink Cheeks Triathlon were incomplete in Tuesday's sports section. The rest of the results follow:

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