Friday, May 30, 2008

Borough mayor's salary raises red flags
It was brought to my attention by a recent newspaper article that the assembly might consider raising the salary for the position of borough mayor. I urge you not to.

Kids aren't safe here
As a concerned aunt to six young nieces and nephews, I closely followed the recent case involving Eston Borchgrevink, the man who beat and sexually assaulted a 2 1/2-year-old girl in Nikiski.

Intersection just fine
This is in reference to Teresa McNulty's letter (Clarion, May 22) about traffic at the junction of the Seward and the Sterling highways.

$1 million PERS refund is in the bank
Soldotna city administrators on Wednesday were pleased to announce receipt of a $1 million refund from the state for an advance payment made to the Public Employee Retirement System.

Dog Jog fundraiser assists pet owners in need
Two-legged and four-legged friends are being invited to dash and raise cash this weekend, as part of fundraiser to offset costs for pet owners facing unexpected and insurmountable veterinary expenses.

Volunteers needed for Stream Watch
The award-winning Stream Watch program is looking for a few dozen volunteers.

Relay For Life participants dig in to help find a cure
Some folks hold bake sales to raise funds as part of Relay For Life, others collect pledges and sponsors, but Sterling resident Deb Clonan decided to go a different route. Instead of baking brownies or going door to door, Clonan invited Megan Riddle and her talent with the henna applicator to her house to put her art to good use.

Paul Crosby
Soldotna resident Paul Crosby died Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna after a year long illness. His family was by his side. He was 66.

Douglas Pearcy
Longtime Alaskan and Kenai resident Douglas Pearcy died Monday, May 26, 2008, at Spirit Lake near Kenai. He was 39.

Rose Ann Emily Kolberg
Palmer resident Rose Ann Emily Kolberg died Thursday, May 22, 2008, at Mat-Su Regional Hospital in Palmer while surrounded by family and friends. She was 72.

Harold Daubenspeck
Seattle resident and Alaska businessman Harold Daubenspeck died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at his home after a long illness. He was 95.

LeRoy W. Chaffin
Longtime Alaskan and Kenai resident LeRoy W. Chaffin died Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. He was 75.

Legislators, take a good look at plans
Twenty-five hundred pages.

Site gives road map for fly-fishermen to fish the Kenai and beyond
Fishing Alaska's streams is a dream come true for many anglers. The same can be said for a lot of fly-fishermen. But with so many places to fish in the Last Frontier, and a myriad of species to go after, figuring out what gear to use, where to go and when can be a daunting task.

Report chronicles history of peninsula landscape for last 20,000 years
In my 30-some years of traveling around the Kenai Peninsula, I have often puzzled about the origin of various features on the landscape. For example, why do you go up a big step as you drive east out of Sterling? What formed all the flat-bottomed muskegs that run south from Sterling to Kasilof and Ninilchik, down to Anchor Point? What formed the Homer spit? What are the two distinct layers visible in the Kenai River bluff west of the Warren Ames bridge?

Fishing heats up with warmer weather
The Memorial Day holiday typical signals the start of serious salmon fishing on the lower Kenai Peninsula, but after a luckluster showing of fish last weekend, this Saturday and Sunday may hold more piscatorial promise.

SoHi boys knock off Kardinals
The Soldotna boys advanced to the fourth-place game while the Kenai Central boys and Soldotna girls ended their seasons on Thursday at the state soccer tournament at Anchorage Football Stadium.

Finding my way by listening for my guide
I was hunting in the mountains one year and had been successful, but by the time I was done gutting and prepping the moose, it was dark and I was several miles from the camp.

Church Briefs

Norvell to speak Sunday

Bird Homestead Golf Report: The Bird has big plans
Can you teach a bear to golf? We have seen one close to the course a couple of times. You never know, Yogi might have a low handicap. Hello and welcome once again to Bird Homestead Golf Course, located 11.8 miles down Funny River Road. We can be reached at 260-GOLF.

Sports Briefs

Barrel horses kick off season

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