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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Brewing a bright future
Today is a good day for beer drinkers on the central Kenai Peninsula.

Business Briefs
Chambers set schedules Kasilof Salmon Derby gets under way Home Depot holds workshops

What’s Happening
Best Bet Events and Exhibits Entertainment Films Down the Road Anchorage events

Small group showcases songs, friendship in Sing From the Heart
Diversity doesn’t always come from big numbers. The 2006 Sing From the Heart competition, the fourth installment of the central Kenai Peninsula’s version of “American Idol” is proof.

Poet’s Corner
The run of the mighty salmon

Art Briefs
Kids offered market space Flower boxes funds project State fair offers discounts Stained glass classes shine Kenai photos wanted Rasmuson expands funding July mosaic classes set

Letter nails problem
Regarding Ken Tarbox’s letter of June 29, “Reader: Something’s not right with sonar,” my comment is, “Well, duh!”

‘We the people’ want best deal
Before the Legislature approves the gas line contract, they should be looking at separating the oil tax issue from the gas line contract to see if the state can get a better deal on both of these issues. What about having an all Alaska gas line?

Sessions becoming time well wasted
During the past two years, there has been some public discussion about shortening the Alaska legislative sessions from 120 days to 90 days. It would seem this suggestion would be based on the Legislature, in past years, being able to complete its business in less than the 120 day regular session.

Pebble Mine requires careful consideration
I write in response to Mr. Gilbert’s letter (Clarion, June 22), supporting Pebble Mine. I have a few points to bring up that are worth careful consideration.

Sustainability a worthy focus
It appears that marketing our peninsula is on the minds of those interested in attracting the world to the end of the road. Recent issues of your papers included articles on subjects as small town as horses, sustainable gardening, alternative energies, resource conservation, fishing-of course, greenhouses, farmer’s markets, all types of outdoor adventures. If marketing shapes who we declare ourselves to be, then a careful discernment of who we are in total is first appropriate, followed by a loquacious label of who we declare ourselves to be to the world at large.

Seniors speak out on property taxes
At least one of two dozen senior citizens speaking out on property tax exemption rule changes said he felt like he was facing insurmountable odds.

Suspected Atlantic salmon nabbed
A fish caught in a setnet near Kasilof earlier this month may become the first documented Atlantic salmon discovered in Cook Inlet, Alaska Department of Fish and Game resource managers said Wednesday.

Teens overturn in Kenai Canyon
Central Emergency Services responders rescued a cold, wet 17-year-old male from on top of a felled tree in the Kenai River on Monday, two hours after he fell out of a canoe and washed downstream.

Anchorage man dies in motorcycle crash
Mile 65.5 of the Sterling Highway was closed to through traffic for two hours Sunday after an Anchorage man riding a motorcycle hit a guardrail.

Housekeeping holds sway over Soldotna city agenda
Although a proposal to close the Kenai River bridge for nine nights in July is expected to draw some heat, it is not the sole issue facing Soldotna civic leaders tonight.

Bridge delays continue
“Just when we thought we could see the light at the end of the tunnel, someone poked us in the eye,” Matt Coullihan said of the construction delays to the Kenai River bridge in Soldotna.

Christopher Anthony Trumpler
Lifelong Alaskan and Kasilof resident Christopher Anthony Trumpler died Thursday, June 29, 2006, in Anchorage. He was 22.

Ronald T. Creasey
Kenai resident Ronald T. Creasey died Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at his home in Kenai. He was 74.

Heather Louise (Fleming) Mogg
Kenai resident Heather Louise (Fleming) Mogg died Saturday, July 8, 2006, in Kenai. She was 23.

Beverly 'Kay' Faulkner
Longtime Kenai resident Beverly “Kay” Faulkner died Saturday, July 8, 2006, at her home. She was 59.

Clyde John McCurdy
Kenai resident Clyde John McCurdy died Sunday, July 9, 2006, of natural causes at home with his family by his side. He was 50.

Jefferson Davis 'Jeff' Church
Longtime Kenai resident Jefferson Davis “Jeff” Church III died Friday, July 7, 2006, from a pulmonary embolism. He was 56.

Ronald Taylor Creasey
Kenai resident Ronald Taylor Creasey died Tuesday, July 11, 2006, from congestive heart failure surrounded by family at his home. He was 74.

Around the Peninsula
Paddle, bike, run for Chugach Forest Canner gauge testing available Montessori holds open house Soldotna grads to get together KPBSD plans Title Vll meeting Safe Sitter courses offered

Around the Peninsula
Radio operators to ‘ham’ it up Native cultural event slated Basketball clinics set to shoot

Sports Briefs
Kenai hosts Little League all-stars Football camp starts Monday

Sports Briefs
Football camp starts Monday Twins beat Fairbanks squad

Oilers hang on for win
The Peninsula Oilers defeated the Anchorage Bucs 4-3 in 10 innings Tuesday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage, moving to within 1/2 game of first place in the Alaska Baseball League standings.

Oilers drop one in Fairbanks
The Peninsula Oilers dropped the opening game of a three-game series with the AIA Alaska Fire by a score of 8-2 Wednesday at Growden Memorial Park in Fairbanks.

Twins win one, lose one in Legion double-header
The Kenai American Legion Post 20 Twins split a double-header with Fairbanks Wednesday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

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