Saturday, June 24, 2006

Let the voters decide
I just don’t understand our local government.

Advertisement irks reader
How can a man be so obtuse, so out of touch with Alaskans, so arrogant, and so aloof during his entire adult life as a U.S. senator and state governor, that he is known nationally as the worst in the 50 states, and the worst in the state’s history and have the audacity to call it “leadership”? (See Peninsula Clarion full page ad June 19.)

Reader: Experience in Korea reflects not much has changed
In the spring of 1972, while stationed two hours south of Seoul, I visited the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, several hours’ drive north of the capital. We had to wait our turn to be ushered into the small building that straddles the DMZ and that is used for ongoing “peace negotiations” that are intermittently conducted in the wake of the shaky truce that followed the cessation of hostilities in July of 1953.

Photo feature: Angling the Anchor
Anglers try their luck on the Anchor River near its mouth in Anchor Point last weekend.

Residents want Agrium to leave neighborhood river facility alone
Neighbors and other users of a boat launch at the end of Showalter Lane in Soldotna that has been in public use for about 16 years are voicing opposition to Agrium USA’s wish to have it removed.

Where there’s smoke, there was bonfire in Kenai
People on the Kenai side of the Kenai River saw a large plume of black smoke rise from across the river Wednesday night. They called 911.

O’dile Rebecca Hanson
Ninilchik resident O’dile Rebecca Hanson died in April at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage, after a long battle with diabetes.

Fire station a good move for peninsula
You’ve heard it a million times:

Fishing’s ‘awesome’ at the sanctuary
Cancel those plans to go garage sailing with your spouse. Call in sick to work. Do whatever it takes, just get out and fish the Russian River this weekend, because all reports indicate it’s as good as it gets.

Outdoor Briefs
Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby leadersRemote cabin sites available to buy

Local loon chicks can suffer from bad boating, fishing behavior
Last Sunday on Father’s Day, I was lucky enough to get out on Sport Lake to do some leisurely fishing. While most of the others in the boat were on a mission to hook into a kokanee (a landlocked sockeye salmon) or a rainbow trout, my attention wandered off toward watching the violet green swallows that were flying low along the water’s edge, picking off the mosquitoes and stone flies in their flight path.

Several factors figure into dipnetting success
As millions of sockeye salmon prepare to storm the rivers in an attempt to make the long journey up to their spawning grounds, a seemingly equal number of people are preparing for their own pilgrimage to catch them — all part of the uniquely Alaska activity known as dipnetting.

Around the Peninsula
Kids car seat checks plannedNinilchik fair needs workersSterling seniors cook up good timeOld post office open for toursMarket space offered to school kidsSuicide symptom detection classes givenLibrary to sell used books

Church Briefs
Bike regatta registration openAll invited to youth, family campCommunity Bible school plannedTreasure seekers Bible school meetsVacation Bible school to host fiestaBible school takes youth to Arctic edgeLiberty Quartet to perform

Tourney, pig roast hit spot
Summer has officially arrived! Here’s hoping all our golfing fathers fared better than my hero, Phil. A belated HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

Bucs have no trouble with Oilers
The Peninsula Oilers fell to 1-1 in Alaska Baseball League play, dropping a 7-2 decision to the Anchorage Bucs at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage Thursday.

Sports Briefs
Twins lose in FloridaHomer News Spit Run slated for Saturday

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