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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Fish board should meet where the fish are -- here
"The good thing about having (the Board of Fisheries) meeting here (in Soldotna) is that regular, local sport fishermen who don't usually get to participate could go to it. A lot of guys are losing the opportunity to see how the system works.

Gearing up for winter frolic: Spend time tuning-up and inspecting your equipment
With the recent cool temperatures, the Kenai Peninsula is on the cusp of having its first snowfall of the season. When it comes, winter recreationists will head to the outdoors to pursue their pastime of choice.

Birch tree sap wells drilled by hungry woodpeckers
"Nearly all our scientific understanding stems from observing and interrogating nature at some level. Nature as a teacher does not lecture or provide study guides. Instead, natural systems appeal to our innate curiosity, with the awesome and strangely beautiful compelling us to learn as best we can."

Kenai dipnet fishery a success
When Les Anderson caught the world record king salmon in 1985, he put the town once popularly known as Slowdotna on the map. Anderson landed the fish near The Pillars, a fishing spot inside the Kenai city limits, but he lived in Soldotna, so Soldotna grabbed the credit. The city put a king salmon on its logo, and its chamber of commerce began hyping the town as "Home of the World Record King Salmon." From less than 200 in 1985, Kenai River guide numbers more than doubled. Soldotna, at least for a month or two each summer, bustled.

Permit Hunt Application Changes
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation is implementing changes to the permit hunt application system.

Kenai, SoHi open with losses
Despite losing 12-1 in the first contest of the season Thursday night, Kenai hockey coach Pete Iverson is turning the rout into a positive.

SoHi's Heaven chases state title
Soldotna's Winter Heaven's 100-yard butterfly seed time of 51.47 seconds -- which he posted at the Region III swim meet last week -- ranks him No. 1 in the state as he heads into this weekend's state swimming and diving championships.

Give thanks, keep life in perspective
"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." Psalm 106:1b

Edwards collects rare 300
Rich Edwards is a Soldotna Kenai United States Bowling Congress Bowling Association Hall of Fame 2006 inductee. He's the recipient of many USBC game awards, including a pair of 11 strikes in a row plaques.

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