Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Business should support Clean Air Act
Corporations buying clean air? Excellent, let's support them in getting really serious about the entire planet's clean air by encouraging them to support the Clean Air Act.

Founding document crafted to stand test of time
With the exception of the title, I respectfully disagree with everything Mr. Mathews wrote in his Sept. 1 letter to the editor regarding the Constitution of the United States. Yes much has changed in the last 223 years, but the founding fathers crafted a document to stand the test of time. It was based on 5,000 years of world history, looking at all the governments that had worked, and more specifically those that had not. To toss it out and create a new one based on 50 years of history is foolhardy in my opinion.

Dipnetter questions numbers
In reference to commercial fisherman John McCombs letter to the editor (Clarion, Aug. 31), there are two glaring snafus with his numbers. First of all, Commercial fishermen take about 85 percent of the second run of sockeyes, not the 70 he proposes. The second glaring figure is his dipnetting numbers. The average yearly personal-use household permit numbers are about 23,000 households, of which about 10 to 15 percent are not used.He states 40,000 dipnetters went home with fish, which is false.

A century to remember: 2 ladies celebrate
Two Soldotna women are hitting the century mark this week and celebrating in their own special ways with their family beside them.

2 injured when pickup truck plows through coffee cafe
Two people were injured Sunday morning when a pickup truck drove through the front windows of the Kaladi Brothers Coffee cafe on the Sterling Highway in Soldotna.

Muzzleloaders take aim: Certification class offers participants portal to the past
Fog hovered over the Kachemak Bay Gun Club's rifle range. Lines of rubber tires marked distance increments down the lightly grassed ground. The rows lead back to piles of their counterparts on a third mound -- to absorb the bullet's impact.

Trooper sting cites Germans for fishing over the limit
Alaska Wildlife Troopers caught eight Germans visitors taking two times the bag limit last Sunday.

Trooper car catches fire on Marathon Road
An Alaska State Trooper vehicle was completely destroyed by a fire last month, and troopers aren't sure why.

Senate: Miller vs. McAdams
Alaskans will be getting to know more about Joe Miller, the Fairbanks attorney and political novice who pulled off what may be the Republican primary election upset of the year.

1 killed, others injured in two-vehicle crash in Kenai
A Kenai attorney was killed and several others were injured in a T-bone collision at the corner of Overland Avenue and Mission Avenue in Old Town Kenai Sunday night.

Crash kills 1, hurts 5: Kenai attorney Peter Mysing dies in accident
A Kenai attorney was killed and several others were injured in a T-bone collision at the corner of Overland Avenue and Mission Avenue in Old Town Kenai Sunday night.

Police recover body in Kenai River
The body of an unidentified man was recovered from the Kenai River Monday afternoon.

Exit Glacier shrinks? National Park Service installs instruments to monitor snowfall
Danny Seavey remembers trips to Exit Glacier from his youth.

Kathryn Laura Church
Longtime Alaskan and Soldotna resident Kathryn Laura Church, 71, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.

Random thoughts on recent events
If you're like a lot of Alaskans, you may be shaking your head at what happened in the Aug. 24 primary. Then, again, maybe you predicted what others are calling an upset, since Joe Miller beat Lisa Murkowski in all but two southern Kenai Peninsula precincts.

CPH is not simply government-run
Clearly, the Clarion's Sunday editorial "Central Peninsula Hospital: Government Run Health Care" (Aug. 29), strays from the mark. This evocative, thinly veiled chide slinks by a gamut of associated issues and then summarily announces: If you really believe: "No government-run health care" then Central Peninsula Hospital should be privatized.

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Kenai Central sweeps Homer Invite

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