Sunday, May 16, 2010

Soldotna considers lower budget: City trims 2 percent in proposed spending plan
The City of Soldotna is gearing up to adopt its nearly $12 million proposed operating budget for fiscal year 2011.

A show of support: Torch Run boosts awarenss for Special Olympics
The path wasn't always obvious on Saturday morning.

Chevron suspends production at Anna platform in Cook Inlet
Chevron Corp. suspended crude oil production from its Anna platform in Cook Inlet April 30 after a federal agency refused to waive a rule to allow a corrosion-damaged pipe supporting the platform to be used. About 900 barrels of a day of oil was being produced by the platform.

Pebble mine promoters have difficult task ahead
There are public relations challenges, and then there is the Pebble mine.

Municipal League warns of 'gag' initiative
A ballot measure facing Alaska voters in August claims to be opposed to corruption, but Alaska Municipal League's Kathie Wasserman says it is actually an attack on citizen participation in their government.

Photo feature: Purple Royalty
Jon Jackinsky shows off his 1987 Camaro at the Home Depot Kenai Peninsula Racing Alliance Custom Car and Bike Show in Kenai. The event launches the Racing Lions's season. About 30 vehicles were shown on Saturday.

Clifford Bond
Kasilof resident Clifford Bond died Friday, May 14, 2010 at his home off North Cohoe Loop. He was 67.

Kathryn E. Gebhard
Kenai resident Kathryn E. Gebhard died Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at the Elkhart Hospice House in Elkhart, Indiana. She was 52.

Sales 101
The relationship between the Bor-ough Assembly and the borough school system is a curious one.

Shorebirds and things
One of the major harbingers of spring that catches the immediate attention of our staff is when we get slammed with questions about outdoor activities and local wild critters.

First step toward fitness can be toughest to take
Editor's note: "Focus on Fitness" is a Clarion feature with healthy lifestyle advice from local and national health and fitness experts. Check here weekly great information and tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Community News
Have you had or are about to have visitors? Has a new addition to your family just arrived? Where in the world is your military person and what are they up to? Got a new graduate, dean's list student or an award-receiving youth? Do you have a news event, activity or fundraiser you need to let the community know about? Send it to us!

Around the Peninsula

Soldotna rodeos slated

SoHi goes 1-3 at home: Stars come back to record Southcentral Conference win vs. Wasilla
The Soldotna baseball team finished 1-3 in home games played Friday and Saturday at the Soldotna Little League fields.

Kenai soccer tunes up for NLC tourney
Oliver Kiech and Avery Palchikoff each had a pair of goals to lift host Kenai Central to a 6-1 Northern Lights Conference Southern Division win over Seward on Friday. The Kardinals improve to 3-1-1 in the division and 3-3-2 overall.

CIA girls control Region II
Cook Inlet Academy proved bigger isn't necessarily better.

Nikiski boys clinch No. 1 seed in NLC South
Nikiski's boys clinched the No. 1 seed in the Northern Lights Conference Southern Division for the first time in school history with a 4-1 win over Seward on Saturday.

Kenai softball notches conference win over Kodiak
The host Kenai Central softball team split a pair of games with Kodiak on Saturday.

Dukowitz, McGlasson plan to wed
Kaley Dukowitz and John McGlasson plan to be wed on May 27, 2010 in Las Vegas.

Blazy, Vozar to exchange vows
Thomas D. Blazy and Sandra J. Vozar are excited to share their joy with their family and friends as they commit themselves together in mutual trust, love, tenderness and respect, on Sunday, July 4, 2010 at the "Homestead" in Anchor Point, where they will make their home.

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