Friday, November 12, 2010

Business Briefs

Chambers schedule meetings

No news is good news
In reference to the Clarion story: "Oil hits year high, retail gas prices on the rise," of Nov 9.

Special use for a special place
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources is proposing to designate the state-owned lands at the mouth of the Kasilof River as a "Special Use Area." Designating a Special Use Area is the only way the State of Alaska can set and enforce some basic rules to protect the area from the damage occurring there every summer from participants in the personal-use fisheries.

Thanks for sending us to D.C.
We'd like to thank the following community members and agencies for the support they gave us while we worked towards our goal of going to Washington, D.C.

Wings says thanks for the support
Wings Christian Academy would like to take this opportunity to give our heartfelt gratitude to the following businesses for their continued support of our annual Walk-a-Thon.

Secret campaign donations are wrong
It's just wrong. Secret campaign cash should have no place in our American democracy. But now we are seeing huge sums of money from secret sources going into campaign advertising, much of it the negative advertising that poisons the airways.

School Veterans Day gathering was great
The Annual K-Beach Elementary School Veterans Day Assembly went very well and our entire community can be so very proud of the members of our Armed Forces that took the time to attend.

Weather keeps HEA crews busy
Homer Electric crews spent another busy day restoring power from North Kenai to Seldovia.

Boosters aim to take another shot at biathlon
Last winter Tim Bruno and his family spent their evenings gathered around the TV watching cross-country skiing events in the 2010 Olympics.

Giving voice to a hidden issue: Vigil to raise awareness of Peninsula's homeless youth
It was fitting that David Michael's fourth-grade class from Tustumena Elementary sang "Lean on Me" at the Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth in Soldotna Wednesday evening outside the Kenai Peninsula Borough building.

Peninsula honors its veterans
Jim Walters said he always gets emotional during the Veterans Day event. The ceremony was the same as is held every year at the Soldotna Sports Center -- at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month. And Thursday's ceremony was no different for Walters and many others.

News Brief: Veterans honored today
There will be a Veterans Day observance at the Soldotna Sports Center today at 11 a.m. Local veterans associations including the VFW, AmVets and the American Legion sponsor the annual event complete with guest speakers and a gun salute.

Rig on the way? Company plans to have jack-up rig in inlet next summer
For what would be the first time since the mid-1990s, the prospect of bringing an exploration rig to Cook Inlet appears brighter than ever.

Earl Thomas Jones
Longtime Kenai resident Earl Thomas Jones died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at The Kenai Senior Center in Kenai. He was 88.

Edward J. Shearer
Kenai resident Edward J. Shearer died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 in Anchorage. He was 37.

Kathleen J. Mumma
Kenai resident Kathleen J. Mumma died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She was 76.

Edward J. Shearer
Kenai resident Edward J. Shearer died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, in Anchorage. He was 37.

Ray Mainwaring
Former Kasilof resident Ray Mainwaring, died of natural causes Nov. 6, 2010, in Mesa, Ariz.. He was 94.

William Allen Jackson Jr.
Longtime Soldotna resident William Allen Jackson Jr. died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, peacefully with his family by his side after a short battle with cancer. He was 40.

Why we honor our veterans
Today is Veterans Day.

Why you write
If there's one great tradition in American newspapers, it's the Letters to the Editor.

Perils of Polly: China and Tibet, one step at a time
Editor's note: Polly Crawford was a reporter and associate editor of The Peninsula Clarion from 1985-1988, when she wrote "Perils of Polly." She also wrote a series of "Peril" columns in 1998 about her Australian adventures. Although she is now a teacher at Soldotna Middle School, the perils continue as she just returned from an around-the-world journey that started in Russia and ended in Tibet.

Refuge Notebook: Unveiling the secret lives of elusive wolverines, part 1
Consider yourself extremely lucky if you have ever seen a wolverine in its natural habitat because wolverines are one of North America's rarest and least known large carnivores.

Peninsula cheering up: Athletes take sport to new heights
With her blond head about eight feet above the mat, little Alex Johnson looked unsure. Her leg wobbled in the other girls' grasps. Her face twitched and her big eyes darted as she tried to kick her other leg up and catch her toes to strike the pose known as a heel stretch in the sport of cheerleading.

An Outdoor View: In the name of sport
Every so often, we might want to think about some of the things we do for "sport."

Around the Peninsula

Time to quit smoking

Around the Peninsula

You've got to see the 'Magic Planet'

A man of many minds: 'Mind Over Matt' plays this weekend at Triumvirate Theatre
Everyone has different aspects to his or her personality, but imagine those aspects personified and interacting with each other every moment of your life. That's the gist of the latest play by Triumvirate Theatre, "Mind over Matt" which is opening this weekend in Soldotna, only it's much funnier.

Reeling It In: Seeking the thrill of the double-feature
"Due Date"

Poet's Corner

A Veteran's Day Salute

What's Happening

Best Bets

Church Briefs

Clothes ministry ongoing

Voices of Religion: The world could use more peacemakers
There's a high calling in life that few seem to desire: peacemaking.

Sports Brief: Seward moves to state semis
The Seward volleyball team defeated Monroe Catholic 27-25, 25-16 and 25-15 on Thursday in the opening round of the Class 3A state volleyball tournament at Dimond High School in Anchorage.

Bears look to build on 4-game streak
For a team that's finished in last place in its division in each of its three years of existence, winning four consecutive games is a major achievement.

Avalanche bury Bears in 3rd period
All season long, Kenai River Brown Bears coach Oliver David has preached to his team the importance of closing out, and winning, close games.

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