Tuesday, November 7, 2006

There I was driving down the road with my brother Jim who is visiting here from Minnesota. I’m short of time on this particular day because of a whole list of things I still need to do around the house and garage but still want to show Jim around Alaska too. I decided to load up some ice fishing gear and go check the ice on Watson Lake.

Peninsula Clarion - Dispatch

  Hawk's Games in Soldotna next to Jersey Subs & Thompson's Log Gift will release Sony's Playstation 3 and the Nintendo Wii in November.

Donation will keep families trucking along
On behalf of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Students in Transition/Homeless Program, I would like to publicly thank Tesoro Alaska Company for their generous donation of fuel cards. This is the second year that you have shown such generosity. With the use of these gas cards, over 50 families (105-plus students) will be able to access necessary services that will ease their homeless situations.

Football dreams fall short of goal line
Upon returning to the peninsula after a summer’s absence, I was pleased to see that the Dish Network has added the NFL Channel to its suspect lineup.

Madonna’s adoption process sounds accurate to reader
It’s tough to find accurate information about Madonna adopting a child from Malawi. Googling for information produces thousands of articles from the sensational press. Unfortunately, I have not found any comments from adoption agencies or adoption magazines. So the only information that seems to be above the fray is from Madonna herself.

Missing bike a misunderstanding
Today (Oct. 30) I returned Mrs. Frazier’s original bike back to her at her home after reading the article in the Clarion today(Oct. 30) that someone had taken her bike at the Kenai Transfer Station.

‘Enemy within’ to blame for jeopardy of fish runs
I read Wes Humbyrd’s “who done it letter”, on Oct. 27th, 2006. He claimed a bunch of nonsense about our fisheries being all messed up because of when Tony Knowles was governor.

Area split on having its own subsistence council
The Kenai Peninsula is breeding plenty of hot-button subsistence issues this year and to hold a public meeting that focuses on just one is difficult at best. But on Thursday, a room full of passionate fishermen, hunters, federal and state employees and natives managed, for the most part, to corral their testimony within the boundaries of a meeting addressing a subsistence proposal to create a Kenai Peninsula Regional Advisory Committee.

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Coal could work for Agrium
Building a coal-gasification system to supply Agrium USA’s Nikiski fertilizer production plant with power and feedstock, which would eliminate dependence on Cook Inlet natural gas, is technically and economically feasible, according to a recently released U.S. Department of Energy study.

Donations would do the trick at pounds
Some believe it’s never too early to get started on holiday shopping. Four local animal lovers are hoping that sentiment will work in their favor, or, more specifically, in the favor of homeless pets.

Where to vote today
The election for U.S. representative, governor, lieutenant governor, House districts 33, 34 and 35 and ballot measures 1 and 2 will be held today.

Netting tax benefits
It may seem strange for anyone to ask for a tax increase, but that’s exactly what a number of commercial fishermen around Alaska are doing, and Cook Inlet commercial fishermen may be next.

Mobile home rules stalled
A proposed Kenai ordinance setting down standards for mobile homes in trailer courts drew a good deal of comment from the public last week, but the comments did not come from trailer park residents.

Seeds of giant dreams
If you think carving a Halloween pumpkin is a tough task, imagine cutting into one with walls 10 inches thick.

Thomas W. Kunkel
Nikiski resident Thomas W. Kunkel died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna after a short battle with cancer. He was 56.

Amy Lorrayne Moore
Longtime Sterling resident and homesteader Amy Lorrayne Moore died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, at the Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna surrounded by family and friends.

Thomas W. Kunkel
Nikiski resident Thomas W.Kunkel died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 56.

Citizens ready to help if a disaster strikes
A Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training was held Oct. 16, 18, 20 and 21 at the PRISM Fire Training Center in Kenai.

Around the Peninsula
Connections hosts trip to movies Post traumatic stress on agenda Bee keepers abuzz with tips Child birth film set to show Red Cross teaches first aid Young Life banquet planned Voters to lunch, learn Homemakers offer homemade treats Cribbage club pegged for tournament Women may register for basketball league Immunization clinic shot down temporarily Check up on college’s nursing program

Community News
Library turns page to new month Moms to meet It’s not too late to learn Table tennis hits on new night Class of 1987 seeks members Caregiver support meeting set

· Maureen and Christopher Hensley of Kenai announce the birth of their daughter, Arianna, at 7:11 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 21 inches.

Around the Peninsula
Connections hosts trip to movies Mayor to outline emergency response Bee keepers abuzz with tips RCA to talk about rates, services College council to convene Family holiday photos offered Meeting delves into psychology program Schizophrenia disorders to be discussed

Peninsula People
Butler off to school School board member noted for service Cusack gets degree Parks flying high in school

Sports Briefs
The Nikiski hockey team dropped a Greatland Conference game to Kenny Lake 3-2 on Friday in Wasilla.

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