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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Vote for the person, not the advertisements
The president is not fighting a war but defense of this country, it’s better to be aggressive and keep the terrorists off balance, than to fight on our own soil. Because of his action we have been able to sleep nights in peace. This would not have happened if he had turned our back on the Taliban or al-Qaida, after 9/11.

Kids were safe, volunteers fed
Safe Kids Kenai Peninsula hosted the third annual Water Safety Event on May 6, thanks to the generous funding support of the Kenai River Sportfishing Association.

Choice is your to control taxes
I support the Alliance of Concerned Taxpayers’ “ACT-CAP” initiative and encourage public participation to force the Kenai Peninsula Borough to grant the people a voice in our future.

ACT fighting ‘soup’ mentality
My friend Joe had a neighbor that was constantly borrowing stuff. One morning the neighbor came over to borrow Joe’s ax.

Games boosted economy, but gains not evenly spread
This year’s Arctic Winter Games appear to have given a boost to the peninsula economy, especially in Kenai and Soldotna, according to the latest Kenai Peninsula Borough economic report.

Don’t retire umbrella yet
You say you’re feeling a little down in the dumps, just dragging yourself through the tedium of the daily routine and wrung out by lassitude and ennui? Is that your problem, Bunky?

Photo feature: Row, row, row your bike
Tim Nixon goes for a 26-mile workout on the Unity Trail in Kenai last weekend atop a pedaling rowing machine. It’s a bicycle in that it has two wheels, but it’s really a rowing machine, he said. “It’s like a rowing shell except when I capsize I don’t get wet.”

Sweeney’s well suited for Carhartt truck promotion
A special treat is in store today for the Alaska working person who finds Carhartt to be the first name in fashion.

Back road is first choice for builders
It appears that if any more development is planned there, Kenai Mayor Pat Porter might have to consider moving the town clock to Marathon Road.

Hearing set for Kenai
Kenai folks who haven’t had a chance to voice their opinions on the natural gas pipeline the governor has negotiated with the three major petroleum companies, will get their chance Thursday.

Soldotna seeks to keep ice dry
To keep the weather out of Soldotna’s indoor sports arena, the city will consider appropriating $340,000 for roof repairs.

ELF vs PPT: Making sense of the contract
If there is one thing supporters of competing projects aiming to bring Alaska’s wealth of North Slope natural gas to market appear to agree on, it’s that the current system by which the state levies severance taxes oil and gas production is broken.

Less than mad rush to the Russian
The plunk of fishing flies joined the roar of the Russian River on Sunday, announcing the opening of one of the Kenai Peninsula’s most popular fisheries.

Joey M. Ward
Soldotna resident Joey M. Ward died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 43.

Robert Gapinski
Longtime Soldotna resident Robert Gapinski died Sunday, June 4, 2006, at his home. He was 50.

Around the Peninsula
PFLAG meets tonight Annual meeting set for fishermen Compassion, dignity to be discussed Kenai swim times scheduled

Around the Peninsula
Are you curious?Flag Day ceremony planned todayCounseling service offers educationState education board to meetIndonesia aides guests at potluckTeam gets swimmingHealth Centers board meets Monday

Senior menus
Kenai Nikiski Soldotna Sterling

Oilers sustain first loss
The Southern California Running Birds defeated the Oilers 5-4 in 10 innings Monday to saddle the Peninsula side with its first loss of the season.

Sports Briefs
Quarter-midget racers take to Mat-Su trackLady Kings fare well in Anchorage

Oilers rebound from loss, post 9-0 victory
The Peninsula Oilers rebounded from their first loss of the season to defeat the Southern California Running Birds 9-0 Tuesday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

Sports Briefs
Free registration now under way for annual Homer News Spit Run South Central honors announced

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