Friday, August 25, 2006

Business Briefs
Chambers set schedules CNA training classes offered Small business center host workshops Wells earns special certification

Thanks to support, Kasilof library’s success not overdue
Thanks to the folks in Kasilof our community’s best-kept secret is out at last.

Reader questions bus funding
I would like to know if anybody knows what the state law is regarding the provision of transportation (school bus) to public schools.

Peninsula worth the stay
I would like to extend my appreciation to all of my friends, co-workers, associates and residents of the Kenai Peninsula Borough for a wonderful and memorable farewell.

Reader: Residents running out of space
Is it just me or is the Kenai Peninsula slowly shrinking?

Government interference causing high gas prices
Today, people are blaming the oil companies for high gas prices. Unfortunately, the people should be blaming the creator of this situation: the federal government.

Letter a slap in face to mushers
I found Jennifer O’Connor’s letter in the Monday, Aug. 21, Clarion in very bad taste. I find it reprehensible that this woman, who knows nothing about the lives of working dogs or what mushers do, could declare that “the race has lost its lone honest voice.”

Festival moving closer to river
Organizers of the Kenai River Festival think the yearly event should be conducted along the Kenai River.

Kasilof man survives hit and run accident; receives 300 staples in head
A 44-year-old Kasilof man returned home with staples holding his head together on Tuesday, after a hit and run put him in the hospital over the weekend.

$10,000 check to borough raises questions
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly wants to take a closer look at the reasons behind a private citizen’s offer of $10,000 meant to help finance an environmental protection symposium on gravel pits and their operations.

House results get put on hold
Late-arriving absentee ballots will decide the Republican primary race in House District 33, but an officially certified accounting of all votes won’t be available until around the middle of September, according to the Division of Elections.

Agrium: 1 more year
Three weeks ago, Agrium Inc. investors were being advised that the North Kenai plant would cease operations Oct. 31 if a new supply of natural gas was not found.

Industry gets its own day
The end of August means it’s time once again to honor the Kenai Peninsula’s biggest industries — oil and gas, commercial fishing and tourism — as part of the annual Industry Appreciation Day.

Class shows what to do with summer bounty
It’s that time of year in Alaska.

Assembly adopts ballot proposition language
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has adopted the final ballot language for two ballot propositions that will go before voters in the municipal election Oct. 3.

Donald Ray Poimbouef
Longtime Kenai resident Donald Ray Poimbouef died Monday, August 21, 2006, from an extended illness at Providence Wesley Care Center in Seward. He was 58.

Agrium has good news — for now
One hundred fifty Agrium workers got some good news Wednesday afternoon.

Great Scots: International youths take on refuge trails
Every year, for the past 12 years, we’ve had a Student Conservation Association trail crew to work on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge trails for a month or two during the summer. These crews consist of two supervisors and eight high school students from around the country. They have always done excellent trail work, rehabilitating existing trails and building new ones. This year, due to a smaller refuge budget, they were cut.

Some find roe ‘eggs’cellent
I was horrified when I pulled into my driveway one day this spring and discovered two large skeins of king eggs curing in the sun, contaminated with a vile slew of painfully bright-pink chemicals with which my roommate had treated them.

Swanson offers sweet silvers
While tourists fishing for king and sockeye salmon rule the rivers in June and July, the last weeks of August are the halcyon days for Alaskan anglers seeking silver salmon.

Around the Peninsula
KPC hosts community barbecue Food bank fundraiser planned School supplies sought

Around the Peninsula
Car seat checkup todayFood bank fundraiser plannedSorority to celebrate anniversaryUsed book sale setLeeShore board meeting slatedHead Start begins enrollmentFish fry fundraiser plannedTeen writers soughtCPHC seeks board members

Sports Briefs
Skyview Invite slated for Saturday

Stars, ’Dawgs prep for conference tilts
With week three of the high school football season about to kick off, both Soldotna and Nikiski are readying themselves for big conference contests.

Art Briefs
Play auditions set for stage Teen writers sought Homer fiber art wanted Fishy photos to become part of display Elmendorf bazaar seeks Alaska art Wanted: Art pros Flower boxes fund museum remodel Stained glass classes planned Carving workshops slated Kenai photos wanted Rasmuson expands arts fund

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Fangs, fur and fun: Samuel makes ‘Snakes’ take off
I was in the video store the other day and a brightly colored, action-filled selection caught my eye. This little gem, sitting there oddly unrented, was entitled “KvC” which I discovered, upon further inspection, stood for “Komodo versus Cobra.” Ahhh. This would explain the giant mutated Komodo dragon and cobra fight in full display on the box’s cover.

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

Sports Briefs
Motocross races Saturday

In the wet
We thought the rains would stop — so much for that thought, eh?

Golf is ‘cool’
Golfing at Birch Ridge — it’s the cool thing to do! I’m not referring to the outside temperature these days, although the weather would indicate that the end of our season is getting closer than we would like to believe. Golf is just plain cool, especially at Birch Ridge. What other sport can you participate in and not have to run, jump, pass or worry about being tackled by the opposition?

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