Saturday, September 29, 2007

Keep the good ones: Why limit your free choice?
If you pass the term limit ballot measure in the Oct. 2 election, you stop qualified and knowledgeable people from running for re-election.

Reader wants vote to count this time
Did you buy this argument? Namely, it's not fair to vote for an incumbent that term limits will keep from being seated.

Library's value worth expanding on
One of Kenai's most valued assets, the Kenai Community Library, needs our help.

Reader hopes Prop 1 fails
Concerning Prop. 1: I hope that this proposition will fail. My husband homesteaded in 1948 when there was no road past Forest Drive out the "North Road." He cleared the required acreage, built a log home and has maintained residence on that homestead ever since. The log home was moved from its original site to the west side of the homestead, where we now live.

'Yes' vote would help make library more accessible
As a handicapped person in a wheelchair, I find it difficult to browse the bookshelves of the Kenai Community Library.

Hospice seeking volunteers
A person's last moments in life can be some of the most difficult for them and their loved ones to face, but it doesn't have to be. There are people out there who take on the care and support of someone dying of a terminal illness, relieving them of whatever fear and pain they have, helping them to die with dignity and their families to let go.

B&B owners get lesson in teamwork
Carrying a heavy bowl of quarters, Linda Chamberlain circled the room asking those attending Thursday's opening event at the Bed and Breakfast Association of Alaska convention in Homer to simply take as much as they wanted.

Code yellow: Augustine Volcano rumbling again
As Yogi Berra said, it's a case of deja vu all over again. Last Saturday, after a week of unusual earthquake activity near Augustine Volcano, the Alaska Volcano Observatory raised the volcano alert level to advisory and the aviation color code to yellow for the volcano, located about 75 miles to the southwest of Homer.

Up on the roof
Shawn Larson, Keegan Fritts and John Lisonbee are silhouetted against clouds Thursday afternoon as they work on the roof at the Alaska Lodge on Beaver Loop in Kenai. Forecasters are calling for rain today and clearing skies Saturday.

Soldotna annexation proceeding
Taking the mayor's precautionary warnings under advisement, the Soldotna City Council nonetheless directed city administration to pursue annexation efforts as far off Kalifornsky Beach Road as Highcrest and Tagala avenues.

Gerd Manzek
Cooper Landing resident Gerd Manzek died Sept. 24, 2007 at home with loved ones by his side, after a long battle with emphysema and cancer. He was 75.

1 door closes on the Kenai ...
Agrium: The end of an era; the begin-

Kenai City Counci
I have served on the city council for the last 12 years and have a strong background in local issues having lived here for 22 years. I am the proud father of two Kenai High School graduates and currently have a freshman at the high school. I am a Certified Public Accountant and commercial fish in Cook Inlet with my kids every summer.

Getting the money is great, however ...
This year the dividend will make slightly more than 600,000 Alaskans $1,654 richer.

Kenai City Council
Kenai is one of the nicest cities in the state of Alaska. We enjoy a quality of life that most people would envy.

Kenai City Council
I'm excited about the possibility of being a member of our city council. I hope that my experience and willingness to invest my time and energy in our city will encourage you to consider voting for me.

On the refuge, two halves don't make a whole
I read an interesting essay by Lance Petersen, called the Fragmentation of Kenai. Published in 1983, he bemoaned the loss of community that was the result of rapid population and economic growth after he moved to Kenai in 1953. Mr. Petersen was writing about the human community. But the same notion can be applied to wildlife populations, as they adapt to a world with a heavy human footprint.

An Outdoor View
My first clue that I had fallen in with a bad crowd was when one of my hunting partners came up behind me and shot a Steller's jay off the cabin roof with his deer rifle.

Winter wonders
With winter weather closing in on Alaska, many birds already have headed to the Lower 48 for the season, but not all of the Kenai Peninsula's avian species are such fair-weather fliers. A few hardy birds attempt to eke out a living through the cold weather months, and among them are the massive and majestic trumpeter swan.

Young hunter bags a bull
Going hunting isn't new for 10-year-old Kilina Klaich of Anchor Point. Hunting has been a family event since her parents Steve and Bea Klaich were married in 1992. It has continued to grow as a group activity with the birth of each of the couple's four children.

Around the Peninsula
Basketball leagues forming Deadline for KPBSD committees today Hockey registration, sports swap planned Marathon to hit the streets

Kenai City Council 3-year term
Name: Barry Eldridge

Kenai City Council 3-year term
Name: Joe Moore

Kenai City Council 3-year term
Name: Hal Smalley

River, economy are top priorities
As most eyes in Kenai are focused on the city's economic future with the anticipated arrival of two new big box stores, one of three candidates running for two open city council seats has turned his attention to the Kenai River.

Kenai is next in line to try and slow SoHi's potent attack
Soldotna coach Galen Brantley Jr. compared Saturday's highly anticipated showdown with Kenai to a chess match.

Seward counts on sisters' acts
Just about everyone involved in the world of cross country should know the story of the dynamic sisters from Seward.

Church Briefs
Children's group planned Children's Bible club offered Soldotna Bible study slated Clothes Quarters open Thursday Bible study set Grief support offered Financial study group slated Church seeks volunteers, begins Bible study Old Testament seminar set Catholicism seminar offered Parish nursing workshops offered Church news sought

Bird Homestead Golf Report
As I drove down the road and rounded the corner by the golf course I could see glowing movement on the course. What is that? I ask myself. Now I remember the Glow Ball Tournament was going on. Golfers have to be crazy!

Pigskin Pick 'Em
It's a simple word to learn.

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