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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

President's actions applauded
One of the reasons we feel OK about violently intervening in Muslim countries is because they don't practice freedom of religion. So aren't we surrendering the moral high-ground by making it hard for New York City Muslims to practice their faith at a proposed site near the former Twin Towers?

Great visit -- broken leg and all
As recent first time visitors to Alaska in July my wife, Victoria, and I want to express our appreciation for the weather, scenery, and especially all the wonderful people of Soldotna.

Wood boiler emissions cause for concern
Five years ago I chose Kenai as my new retirement home. I've lived in Alaska 57 of my 67 years. Having lived in Anchorage, on the Yukon, and Kodiak I chose Kenai for its safe, clean, close knit community. I bought a house in Woodland Estates Subdivision to live out the rest of my senior years. Over the past 5 years I have worked hard to make this modest ranch home my own. To create a home and yard for which I can be proud.

Where has Stevens' can-do attitude gone?
During the recent memorial service for Ted Stevens, Sen. Inyoe remembered a 1960s conversation between the two men. Sen Stevens showed him a map of Alaska, and said he wanted to get Alaska's oil to market. "How?" asked Sen. Inyoe. The response: I will build a pipeline! Sen. Inoye answered, "you're crazy!" Was he? That pipeline has existed for more than 30 years.

Commercial opening at the expense of sport fishermen
It appears that the Commercial Fisheries Biologist for the Kenai River is determined to exterminate the early run of Silver Salmon, along with all of the other fisheries that occur at the same time. He has allowed the commercial fisheries to net, non-stop, for the last 4 days. And no fish are entering the Kenai River.

Got bots?: From Kachemak Bay to Gulf of Mexico, robots scour the sea
A "flying eyeball" has helped the Homer Department of Fish and Game biologists study fish populations for the past five years.

Next step: Hospital board recommends partnership with Texas firm
More than five months after a health care consultant called Central Peninsula Hospital's governance structure "antiquated" and "nonsensical," the hospital's governing board has recommended a major change.

Hunting season opens: When in doubt check the regs out
Count the shells; Hunting season is underway.

Photo Feature: On the move

Bowhunting season review
The week-long bowhunting season ended on Aug. 17.

Empire analysis of state program shows lackluster results
A state agency has its sights set on making Alaska the nation's most important potato-producing state, topping even Idaho's famous potatoes.

Cheryl Ann Martin
Longtime Nikiski resident, Mrs. Cheryl Ann Martin, 60, died unexpectedly at her home in Nikiski.

Around the Peninsula

Business luncheon upcoming

Around the Peninsula

Annual soup supper Saturday

Pet Photo: Puss not in boots

Sports Briefs
Kenai, SoHi start swim season. / Rookies do well at raceway.

Dexheimer defends Kenai Invite title
Birch Ridge's Aaron Dexheimer defeated Moose Run's Bryan Anderson in a playoff to defend his Kenai Invitational Pro-Am crown on Sunday at Kenai Golf Course.

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