Thursday, August 19, 2010

Business Briefs

Chambers set luncheon schedules

Pebble meets with EPA chief
Representatives of the Pebble Limited Partnership have spent the last several years traveling around Alaska making presentations to communities and chambers of commerce about their proposed mine project near Lake Iliamna.

Time of year for variety of catching: Water levels may be high but fishing opportunities are higher
During the last part of the prime fishing season here on the Kenai Peninsula, sport anglers have a variety of options for netting souvenirs or simply dinner even with the high water levels.

Eggplants and tomatoes: a natural combo

Tasty Affair

President's clear speaking helps us recognize diversity
President Obama is accused of making a bad situation worse by his comments: That our constitution guarantees religious freedom for Americans and gives Muslims the right to build their mosque on the property they own in New York City. That he was not going to comment on the wisdom of building a mosque on that site. (Maureen Dowd, New York Times and comments, August 19.)

Challenge to Palin commended
I too, would like to thank Kathleen Gustafson, Billy Sullivan, Shannyn Moore and anyone else participating in last week's Sarah Palin confrontation on the Homer Spit, challenging her integrity.

Writer grateful for return of credit card
I would like to thnk the person who returned my credit card that was lost to Safeway. It is truly appreicated.

Expect more from your politicians
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it."

Arc, Scout lakes restocked : Rainbow trout, grayling released after pike eradication
Rainbow trout returned to Scout Lake Wednesday after a five-year battle to get rid of invasive northern pike.

Soldotna plan worries some: Farmers concerned about potential for annexation
Concerns that Soldotna might engulf a portion land along Kalifornsky Beach Road were raised by a group of farmers at the last Planning and Zoning Commission earlier this month.

Candidates file for Soldotna City Council seats
Soldotna city voters have their options laid out for the upcoming Oct. 5 council elections.

Kenai voters to pick from full slate of candidates
The race is on for the Kenai Municipal elections with six candidates in the running for three seats on Kenai City Council.

Photo Feature: Sweeper

Candidates take swipes at Young
With Rep. Don Young absent from Tuesday's U.S. Representative candidate forum, Young's most formidable Republican opponent used the opportunity to throw punches in the congressman's direction.

Mike Kobylk
Alaskan pioneer and longtime Kenai Peninsula resident Mike Kobylk, 94, died peacefully Aug. 10, 2010, at Heritage Place, in the arms of his wife, Peachie.

Dennis Jorgensen
Longtime Soldotna area resident Dennis Jorgensen, 64, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at St Elias Specialty Hospital in Anchorage.

Michael Joseph Gross
Kenai resident Michael Joseph Gross died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. He was 66.

Guest book for Senator Ted Stevens available
The Peninsula Memorial Chapel will have a guest book for those who would like to sign and send their condolences to the family of Sen. Ted Stevens.

Farewell, Sen. Stevens ...
In our coverage a week ago of the death of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, we elicited comments from local civic leaders and residents, remembering the state's senior senator.

Alaskans should study ballot issues carefully
In less than two weeks Alaskans will head to the polls for the state's primary election. Not only will they be choosing who will appear on the general election ballot in November, but they'll be voting on two hot-button ballot measures.

Around the Peninsula

PSDRA to meet

Wolves enter Panthers' lair : Skyview football to host Sitka in nonconference match
The Sitka football team will play its second game this week tonight against host Skyview at 6 p.m. The Wolves improved to 1-1 overall with a 14-12, come-from-behind win over Seward on Sunday. Southeast Conference rival Thunder Mountain downed Sitka 40-17 in Week 1.

Birch Ridge Golf Report: Bassackwards Tournament to be held Saturday at Birch Ridge
The challenge is on to see which Bassackwards team can beat the course record of 30 set by the team of Nolan Rose, Steve Hammarstrom and Jane and Dave Stein. The deadline to sign up is Friday. The event is hosted by the Birch Ridge Golf Association. The proceeds benefit junior golf programs. This is a nine-hole, four-person scramble and you can put together your own A-B-C-D team or sign up individually and be placed on a team. A fabulous barbecue and great storytelling follows the tournament.

What's Happening

Best Bets

Opposites clash at box office
"Scott Pilgrim vs. The World"

Poet's Corner: Mother Nature
Mother Nature Dearest, why are we having so much rain?

Soldotna teen's talent takes her to Europe
When Quiana McElroy was in second grade she had stage fright.

Sports Briefs

Morning Bowling League seeks women

Kenai Golf Report: Golf season continues at Kenai Golf Course along with rainy weather
Enough already with the rain. Either I blinked and missed some sunshine or it really hasn't stopped raining for days! Things are amazingly green and lush -- and SOGGY!

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