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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Return of the Salmon celebrated
Many thanks to the community volunteers who made the eighth annual Return of the Salmon Celebration at Heritage Place such a great success.

No such thing as a free ride
I have used public transportation for the last 20 years. It is not monetary that I use it, but I cannot drive due to a physical impairment. I choose to use public transportation rather then put myself and others in jeopardy.

Accidents happen; goal should be to correct problem
These are the two Gulf Spill "Statuses" being passed by Facebook users: "So where are all the "Save the Gulf" concerts? Where are the TV benefits with celebrities and musicians giving heart felt speeches on the poor fisherman, wildlife, beaches, loss of income and sabotaged gulf economy? I find it rather strange how these people are so quick to help Haiti, other countries in disaster and Hurricane Katrina victims, but not for this one. Just the facts. Repost if you agree "

Will kings be managed out of existence?
Of course salt water fishing for kings should be closed. As far as I am concerned this is a no brainer. If you talk to anyone from the southern portion of the Peninsula they will tell you that they are "knocking them dead" in the surf. In fact, the Kenai River should be closed above the Soldotna bridge for 5-7 years to give the kings a chance to recover.

'Tri the Kenai' brings triathlon back to Peninsula
Before entering Sunday's triathlon, Donny Joachim thought, "It's local, I'm local. I might as well try it." But that nonchalant attitude would prove difficult to maintain.

Building, 92, eligible for National Registry of Historic Places
The Oskolkoff Cabin has been nestled between the St. Nicholas Memorial and residential buildings for nearly a century. Today Kenai knows it as Veronica's Cafe. Doug Darien, who lived in the cabin during the '40s, said that structurally it has barely changed.

Consulting firm agrees to pay state $500M after malpractice
Alaska officials announced late Friday that they'd won a record actuarial malpractice settlement from a consulting firm they say knowingly gave bad advice to the Alaska Retirement Management Board, costing the state billions.

After years of fun, Peninsula machinist selling 1930 Ford
The antique Ford sitting on Mission Avenue may be leaving the Peninsula, but not before a local machinist had some fun with it.

Turbines slowly enter Kenai Peninsula landscape
Gene Palm awaits a storm. He's begging for one, really.

Carey to fill top aide spots, Bannock will return to Spruce Bark Beetle program
The Kenai Peninsula Borough's administration is set for another shakeup.

Kenai king salmon harvest restrictions lifted today
The 2010 Kenai River early run king salmon sport fishery will reopen to the harvest of king salmon less than 46 inches in length or 55 inches or greater in length on Tuesday, June 15.

Around the Peninsula

Public Health schedules immunization clinics

Around the Peninsula

Donations sought

Photo feature: Spoonmates
Buster, left, and Princess Eggplant have lived with Jaquie Graham for seven years. Buster traveled across country in 2003 as a young kitty (6 months old). She got Princess from Anchorage Animal Care Control in June of 2003 to keep Buster company. They are very devoted to each other and to Graham.

East sweeps Twins
The American Legion Twins were swept by East on Sunday in a doubleheader in Anchorage. The Twins lost the seven-inning games 6-5 and 14-8 to fall to 3-3 in the league and 4-8 overall.

Twin-bill sweep ends Oilers win streak
The Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks swept a doubleheader from the Peninsula Oilers on Sunday in Alaska Baseball League play at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

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