Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Drop the iPod and drive
In 2008 Alaska passed a law that made texting and driving illegal. Being a teenage driver this topic is brought up a lot in arguments and discussions, but I don't think it ends with texting. I believe that drivers are focusing less on driving and more on what they can be doing while driving.

Young supporters for Miller
I lied to my children.

Let's not roll through stop signs
Not mentioning any names, there's a certain member of the Tea Party Express who persists in doing California stops when he comes to a certain stop sign in Clam Gulch. Lacking a city police department very little trooper presence in this area it's most likely a matter of time before he causes an accident. The Tea Party might be a big force in Alaska Politics these days but please don't start a driving school here to teach Alaskans how to drive like Californians.

Voting for McAdams
Scott McAdams is the U.S. Senate candidate in the best position to support Alaska's children and Alaska's schools.

Fire victim 'good,' road ahead unclear
A man seriously injured in a fire near Soldotna last week in recovering.

30 years of Wilderness: Designation has helped define Kenai Peninsula
Rick Johnston spoke to a small audience inside a cabin on Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Images of moose, bears and past managers hiking through the forest were cast onto the back wall by a projector while the longtime Fish and Wildlife Service employee spoke about the genesis of the refuge. When Johnston first came to work there, it was called the Kenai Moose Range. The title changed 30 years ago when the Alaska National Interests Land Conservation Act turned the game sanctuary into federally designated Wilderness.

Photo feature: A-Mazing moment
Spectators react as a team operates the machine they made to compete in last Saturday's Mind-A-Mazes competition at Soldotna Middle School. See story in today's Schools section.

Denali gets bids for gas line
The BP-ConocoPhillips Denali gas pipeline project reported bids for "significant capacity" from potential shippers as its initial open season closed Oct. 4.

Juneau principal has staff, students thinking pink
It's the first Thursday of the school year and your new principal -- he's wearing pink. OK, so it's a little weird. Pink is a girl's color, right? Next week, he's wearing pink again, but this time a couple more staff has joined in.

Chevron plans to sell Cook Inlet assets
Chevron announced on Tuesday that it will sell all its Cook Inlet assets owned by Union Oil Company of California and Chevron U.S.A. Inc.

Moose muscle mass matters: Wildlife study may influence game management decisions
Plentiful moose populations mean more hunting opportunities, but determining the cause of unhealthy populations can be a difficult task.

Pass for gas? Company seeks permit to access drill site in refuge
Public comments are being sought on a proposed natural gas drilling operation for this winter in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

Dr. Michael John Flannery
Former Soldotna physician, Dr. Michael J. Flannery, died at his home in Ronan, Mont., Friday, Sept. 24. He was 63.

Around the Peninsula

Public radio membership drive this week

Around the Peninsula

Community invited to potluck

Pet Photo: Best Buds - Bubbie and Maggie

Homer swimmers take Seward Invite
The Homer swimming and diving team won the Seward Invitational on Saturday in Seward.

Student Union sponsors concert
What would student housing and a career and technical center mean to the Kenai River Campus? The KRC Student Union intends to weave that information into an evening of entertainment with the ROCK PROP B concert from 6 - 9 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the Ward Building suite (rooms 107-109). The free, family-friendly concert will feature the band 907, a local favorite. The KRCSU will be encouraging the audience to vote in support of Proposition B on Nov. 2.

Competition draws talent, unique building materials
The Soldotna Middle School gym was chock-full with elementary and middle school students Saturday at the Mind a-Mazes problem solving competition.

Around the District

School closures

Verbatim: Right, wrong? Writer asks who's to say?
I am a SoHi Student. I am a senior. I am 17-years-old. I am liberal.

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