Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Recipes from the kitchen of Natalie Merrick

Banana Bread

Old-fashioned Desserts are Memory Makers

All Around Good: Warm Apple Dumplings, Homemade Ice Cream

Call for war to end
They continue to march into America's longest war and if they survive they return to us shattered and broken. We make them prosthetic limbs, counsel them, and prescribe drugs and yet there is no remedy for the wounds they suffer and no pill to make the sounds, sights, and smell of war go away.

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.

Murkowski supports tourism
Tourism is very important to the state of Alaska and to the economy of the Kenai Peninsula. While it tends to be summer oriented, statewide more than 37,000 people are employed in it, and in excess of a billion dollars is realized.

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

Play fair out there
You know, I like Homer. I even have relatives who live in Homer. What I don't like was the attitude and actions of some of the players at Saturday's football game between Homer and Kenai.

CPH task force evolves
Borough Mayor Dave Carey has compromised with two Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members on the health care task force idea.

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

Assets on the block: Chevron to sell off Cook Inlet interests
Chevron announced on Tuesday that it's selling all of 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.

Kenai election tallies finalized: Bookey, Gabriel retain election day lead for council seats
After hours of reviewing and counting absentee ballots Tuesday, the City of Kenai's Canvassing Board confirmed the results of last week's regular election. Council hopefuls Terry Bookey and Brian Gabriel Sr. have won the two seats on Kenai City Council.

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.

Betty Joan Hogue
Betty Hogue-May died of ovarian cancer Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at her home in Cleveland, Tenn. She was 78.

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

Kimberly Jean Johnson
Kenai resident Kimberly Jean Johnson, 50, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at Heritage Place in Soldotna after a lengthy illness.

Voices of the Peninsula: What's happened to our kings?
Most anglers on the Kenai are very concerned about the health of our Kenai River King salmon fishery. Most agree that there are fewer fish returning and the fish are smaller than ever before. Scientists tell us that the low numbers of King salmon are a widespread phenomena occurring throughout most of Alaska and probably caused by rearing conditions in our oceans, but the size of the fish is probably an in-river issue that has allot to do with selective harvest of larger fish over time.

Around the Peninsula

Public radio membership drive next week

Around the Peninsula

Community invited to potluck

Pet Photo: Best Buds - Bubbie and Maggie

Sports Briefs

Stars netters sweep Bulldogs

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