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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sportsmanship appreciated
I would like to take the opportunity to personally thank all of the young men and women who represented Homer High School in the semi final game against Kenai on October 9. While they did not come home with the championship trophy, they did come back with something just as meaningful - The Sportsmanship award. This award is voted on by all the coaches and the officials involved in the tournament. I am extremely proud of your efforts and accomplishments during this season.

Remembering the way kings used to be
The groans will grow between now and the board of fish meetings in Anchorage! (An Outdoor View, 10-29-10). Kenai king salmon are scarce and smaller nowadays. There is still a derby for them though. After four decades of hook and release the kenai king salmon is an extremely exploited species. Back in the 80s there were Kenai king salmon batched up for enhancement. It was a guide and board of fish member who directed commissioner Collingsworth to destroy the eggs. That same person told of one July when he hooked 70 kings. Sure the draggers kill a lot of kings but if these fish cannot be protected where they spawn why complain? Yes, the 4-strokes have reduced the hydrocarbons, yet traffic and turbidity remain in full measure. That I dare to speculate that the fish board will form a king salmon committee. The state parks or Department of Natural Resources will hire some consultants from Outside to determine if the river is overcrowded. I hope the king proposals get the consideration and action that they are worthy of.

Kasilof special use area necessary
First, I would like to thank Mr. Dante Petri for writing his article, concerning the Kasilof Special use area (Oct. 29).

Voters facing election fatigue
Residents of the Central Kenai Peninsula seem to be getting what could be described as "election fatigue."

Winds cause outages
Strong winds Sunday evening caused scattered power outages around the Kenai Peninsula, including wide spread outages in Nikiski and Homer.

Photo: Season's greetings
A quartet of jack-o-lanterns greet trick-or-treaters at the home of Tom and Pam Burg in Kenai Sunday. Pumpkin carving is a family activity for the Burgs as their kids, Eric and Amanda, as well as Amanda's boyfriend, all help out.

Hanging onto Hope? Land auction could produce undesired result
The community might be called Hope for good reason.

Spur Highway Closed
A 14-year-old Kenai girl was killed in a late morning collision on the Kenai Spur Highway Tuesday.

Election results will hit home: Proposition B among issues of importance to Peninsula
A long and bitter election season will draw to a close on Tuesday as voters head to the polls.

What a long, strange trip: Noisy election nears end
It has been a rambunctious and noisy election, possibly the most mean-spirited in years, and most Alaskans will be glad when the cacophony of advertisements and noisy press conferences ends.

Cody Bryant Burman
Former Soldotna resident and high school swimming champion Cody Bryant Burman died Oct. 27, 2010, in Savannah, Ga. He was 27.

Sam Leslie Huddleston
Kenai resident Sam Leslie Huddleston, passed away Oct. 30, 2010, after a 3 1/2-year battle with cancer. He was 90 years old. He died in the home he and his sons built in 1988.

Around the Peninsula

HEA Energy Fair this weekend

Around the Peninsula

Come buy pie!

Around Campus: KPC Annual Career Day good place to find new start
In the current economic climate, identifying the right career path has never been more important. With technology increasing and the global economy expanding, finding an occupation and career that will continue to flourish and be in high demand into the future is vital. The annual Career Day at KPC's Kenai River Campus will be held from 8:45-11:30 a.m. on Friday. The event is specifically designed to provide attendees with a wide range of potential career directions.

Photo: Nurses show support

Around the District

School board to meet

Heaven breaks 4 region records in 1 meet
It turns out Winter Heaven's performance at the Region III Swimming and Diving Championships was even better than first reported.

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