Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sensational Signs of Summer

Peach Sorbet and Watermelon Granita

Bees aren't always sweet
Regarding the issue with beekeeping in Woodland subdivision in Kenai, as a homeowner in that subdivision, I am concerned about the safety issues created by the bees. Earler this summer, my dog was stung when she stepped on one of the bees in my back yard. I had no idea that anyone in the neighborhood was keeping hives (because it is against city code to keep livestock within the city limits), so I didn't think to register a complaint with animal control. The vet bill was $55.

Time to get Sterling Highway fixed
I've been thinking about possible ways that would be effective in getting something done to improve the deplorable condition of the Sterling Highway throughout the Cooper Landing area. It's not only an embarrassment to those of us who reside on the Peninsula, it is also a deadly stretch of road and those departments who are supposed to be in charge of upgrades and maintenance should be ashamed to take any ownership in its condition.

Search for shooter continues
Troopers continue to investigate the Brendan McGee homicide but have not released any new information.

Ladies not fazed by doppelganger
It happens to Michelle Parks all the time at the grocery store. And even when she is out to dinner at Mykel's Restaurant in Soldotna.

Cemetery rules to be decided on
The Soldotna Memorial Park Policy Committee is in the works.

Search halted: Troopers call off 7-day missing man rescue effort
Alaska State Troopers have officially suspended the search for the man who went missing in the Kenai River on July 21.

Clean bill of health: Kenai River taken off polluted waterway list
The Kenai River has been taken off the state's list of polluted waterways, according to a recently released report by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.

CPH looks at two models: New hospital governance structure would retain local input
Ryan Smith is frequently asked two questions: Why are you selling Central Peninsula Hospital and why are you selling Central Peninsula Hospital to Providence?

State reviews rules on petroleum safety
Alaska state agencies have been reviewing the rules and regulations regarding the petroleum industry for some time, but the reviews now have an added urgency because of the Gulf of Mexico well blowout and oil spill.

Wallace Emil Mollet
Nikiski resident Wallace Emil Mollet, 83, died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at home.

Edward J. "Ed" Call
Longtime Alaskan and Kenai resident Edward J. "Ed" Call, 86, died Friday, July 23, 2010, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.

Around the Peninsula

Coffee with the mayor planned

Sports Briefs

Chugiak, South advance at American Legion state baseball tournament

Rain cancels Oilers, Twins games
About the only thing that's been able to stop the Peninsula Oilers and the American Legion Twins lately is the rain.

Kenai Golf Report: Griffins, Sizemores team up to win Tesoro United Way Tournament at Kenai
I hardly know what to think as our summer continues to speed by and the rain shows no sign of letting up. I am grateful for the time that the wet, cool weather affords me to get inside chores done, but there are still outside chores waiting to say nothing of more rounds of golf at the Kenai Golf Course waiting to be played.

Pilots snap Oilers' 7-game win streak
The Anchorage Glacier Pilots snapped the Peninsula Oilers' seven-game winning streak with a 3-2 win in extra innings in the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday at Mulcahy Stadium. It was the Pilots first win over the Oilers this season. The second game was still in progress when the Clarion went to press. With the loss, the Oilers fell to 28-13 in the Alaska Baseball League.

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