Saturday, May 27, 2006

Blueprints needed before house can be built
I enjoy reading the newspaper. At the same time, I also enjoy reading the comics and watching scary movies. So it only makes sense. In the “What others say” column titled “Let’s not miss this opportunity” printed in the May 19 edition, I was able to enjoy both at the same time.

Reader: Those representing us need to be more visible
I gotta say that in recent months/years I have become much more attune to the political climate and what is going on in government and with my money and more so with my civil liberties. I have written to my representatives, as I urge everyone to do, and I seek to make them understand that my views are not the same as some but definitely in line with the majority of the people I know and talk to on a daily basis. I have received several replies from Senator Murkowski, and a couple from Senator Stevens. And that is it.

Troopers called on a report of a body in Nikiski
Alaska State Troopers were called to a “grizzly” scene on Thursday morning, as a dismembered body was discovered in Nikiski.

Photo feature: Summer’s on a roll
Tory Coursen and Rosa McDonald make good time inline skating on the Unity Trail at Beaver Creek earlier this week. Good weather has added to the traffic on the popular byway.

Measure would limit borough’s ability to up taxes
According to the Alliance of Concerned Taxpayers, a tax targeting one segment of the population — like seniors or veterans — is a slippery slope, and one the group doesn’t want the borough to go down.

1,900 Games pretzels feed budget
Eight hundred hot dogs, 1,900 pretzels with cheese and 200 pounds of popcorn sold during the Arctic Winter Games brought a bit of a windfall to Soldotna city coffers.

Living outside cities harms the wilderness people crave
A love of the wilderness has drawn two thirds of the Kenai Peninsula’s population to homes outside of cities and towns. But if the next 50,000 peninsula residents continue the settlement trends of the peninsula’s first 50,000 residents, they could destroy vast tracks of the wilderness they seek beneath the burdens of their love, according to an Alaska Landscape Cumulative Effects Simulator study.

What we’re celebrating
Although it’s what many people on the Kenai Peninsula associate it with, Memorial Day weekend isn’t just about fishing. It’s a time to remember those who have died in battle for this country.

Safety should be focus of holiday weekend, beyond
At the stroke of 12:01 Saturday morning, many lines will dip into the cold waters of the Ninilchik River and Deep Creek. That process will repeat itself a thousands times before the weekend is over.

National Trails Day: ‘Experience your outdoors’
Alaskans don’t need a reason to “go out and play.” In fact, when most Alaskans are out enjoying their favorite pastime, there are probably more reasons to stay inside. If you have ever gone ice fishing in January, dug clams in early spring, or camped in the rain, you know what I’m talking about. There is, however, a great reason to celebrate in the “outdoors” on June 3 regardless of the weather or temperature.

Around the Peninsula
Salmon totes availableBreakfast fundraiser set to flipChili feed, auction plannedBrain injury awareness walk set to take offDog jog slated

SoHi closes season
The Soldotna softball team closed its season by losing 10-0 to host Homer on Tuesday in Northern Lights Conference action. The game was called in the bottom of the sixth inning due to the 10-run rule.

Memorial Day provokes thoughts on past, future
As a young child, I remember going once a year with my family to the memorial garden in town where my two younger brothers were buried. It was a traditional ritual for our family.

Church Briefs
Bible school searches for treasureBible school to take a rideYouth evangelism camp slatedCommunity Bible school plannedVacation Bible school to host fiestaSummer Bible school sets sail

Sports Briefs
Aces take 2-0 lead

The Bird is open for golf
Welcome one and all to the 2006 season at the Bird Homestead Golf Course on Funny River Road. As true divotheads all know, this is our second full season at the Bird, and we are proud to say that OUR COURSE IS OPEN!

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