Saturday, June 26, 2010

River enforcement seems heavy handed
Storm Troopers on river: A recently observered take down on the Kenai didn't involve a fish. A young man dressed as a Fish and Game officer driving a small inflatable obviously does not like his job. He must really wish he was police officer. Tuesday evening while watching a group of boats just backdragging, no speed invovled, he decided to make his move. He pulled along side and informed two fishermen that he needed to check out their boat. For that he requested them to stand with their arms to the side to allow him to empty their pockets and micro inspect the boat for contraband or whatever.

School year wraps up with fun
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Moose Lodge for their generosity in providing a barbecue lunch for our students on the last day of school. We would especially like to thank Joe Stanford, Bob Monroe Sr., Brett Roller, Adreann Baker, Stephanie Alton, Selena Larson, Sadie Larson and Gretchen Larson for their time and effort in working the grill and serving food to more than 450 students and staff. We would also like to thank Three Bears for the donation of hot dogs.

ADA milestone marked
July 26, 2010 marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA. As a community we have an opportunity to celebrate the world's first civil rights law for people with disabilities. Cities and towns around the nation are proclaiming and reaffirming their support for all citizens.

Donation helps Hope Community Resources
Hope Community Resources, Inc. would like to thank the Kenai Peninsula Foundation for their generous contribution of $500.00. The funds will be used to enhance the community garden and activities at the Hope Community and Recreation Center.

More meth means more crime
As the use of meth continues to rise so does the crime. A local business was broken into recently and the thieves stole several amber necklaces among other things. Please be on the look out if someone is trying to sell or pawn these necklaces. Meth causes brain damage and the user will revert to stealing to get thier next fix. Even though crime is on the rise, we can also be on the rise by locking and securing our homes and businesses.

Council debates junk, sewer ordinances
The Soldotna City Council passed a revised public nuisance ordinance Wednesday after some debate.

Culvert work progressing: Coal Creek fish passage project nears completion
Construction crews are preparing to re-route water into the newly installed Coal Creek culvert next Monday or Tuesday, according to the Department of Transportation.

Marvin Edward Eppes
Marvin E. Eppes, an Alaskan resident for 58 years, died June 11, 2010, at age 83 in Apache Junction, Ariz.

Hospital issues deserve a healthy debate
Central Peninsula Hospital is, by many accounts, a crown jewel of an asset to the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Geologist survives grizzly attack
ANCHORAGE -- The bearded, sandy-haired geologist was on a job in the remote Alaska wilderness when a grizzly bear suddenly emerged from the brush just yards away.

Arctic terns attract crowds in Potter Marsh
ANCHORAGE -- Thousands of people drive south from Anchorage to see mountains, glaciers and glaciers on the Kenai Peninsula. Most blow by a vista where they could be seeing aerial acrobats.

Refuge Notebook: Planning your summer flights on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
Here we are again, at the beginning of what is shaping up to be another beautiful summer.

Around the Peninsula
Editor's note: A portion of the Thursday Arts and Entertainment What's Happening briefs were inadvertently cut off. They are being printed in their entirety.

Miners get past Oilers
PALMER -- It's a good thing the Mat-Su Miners had a couple of days off.

Sports Briefs

Flanagan named athlete of the year

Mike's call: Sleepless Seward summer solstice sojourn
Not even a fourth of the way to the top of the 3,000-foot Mount Marathon, and fatigue was already setting in -- partly because I have slacked on hiking this summer, but my real enemy was lack of sleep. A few friends and I celebrated the summer solstice with an all-nighter.

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