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Friday, November 23, 2007

Business Briefs
What's new in your business? Chambers set schedules Flying network takes wing Cloud, Ribelin real estate moves Cold Stone holds food bank fundraiser New Safety and security company opens Enstar United Way fundraiser continues Fishermen's summit planned Seafood processing institute open to applicants Children's cooking workshops offered Manufacturer of the Year nominations sought Fisheries business assistance available

Volunteer efforts help out
The LeeShore Center wishes to thank all residents of the central peninsula who've generously donated volunteer efforts to our agency over the past year. Over 4,100 volunteer hours were provided, including assistance providing safe shelter and supportive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; facility maintenance; assistance with agency events; helping in our community clothes closet and in many other capacities.

Troopers presence appreciated
The staff and parents at Sterling Elementary School would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to the Alaska State Troopers Detachment E.

AC weighs in on issues
When it comes to red salmon, commercial fisherman Paul Shadura thinks allowing anglers to keep a fish accidentally snagged elsewhere than the mouth is a bad idea. Because of the difficulty in differentiating between intentional and non-intentional snagging, Shadura says allowing this to happen sets a dangerous precedent on the Kenai River and invites abuse.

Small methane leak fixed at Nikiski natural gas plant
ConocoPhillips sent some of its employees and contractors at the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) plant in Nikiski home Tuesday after a small methane leak was discovered during a pre-start check at 11 a.m.

Grants boost public safety
Grants from the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management totaling more than $56,000 were appropriated Tuesday to two Kenai Peninsula programs.

Home for the holidays
A peculiar pinniped passenger made a brief stop in Kenai on Wednesday afternoon during a layover in her transportation from Seward to Cold Bay.

Flooding threatens peninsula
Warmer temperatures may be a nice break from wintry snow and ice, but the rain and resulting snowmelt have brought a small stream flood advisory for areas of the state, including the southern Kenai Peninsula.

Volunteers help dish up food, community spirit
Julie Jones could have spent her Thanksgiving at home or with friends, but she didn't. Instead, she donned an apron and found herself adding chicken stock to a pan of stuffing at The Salvation Army.

Knik Arm bridge authority readies construction proposal
ANCHORAGE Backers of the Knik Arm bridge are preparing to issue a request for proposals for construction that they plan to send out by late January.

Georgia A. Pasqua
Soldotna resident Georgia A. Pasqua died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007 at Central Peninsula Hospital. She was 84.

A reason to say thanks over and over again
It stands to reason that each year on this day we tend to reflect on the past year and sometimes our lives and give thanks for those who have been so instrumental in shaping what we do and who we are. For the remaining 364 days of the year we indulge in that traditional all-American pastime of whining, no matter how good we have it.

Time flies when your living, working, playing the Alaska dream
April 21, 1991 I drove onto the Kenai Peninsula for the first time.

Users groups find a little respect goes a long way
Anyone that has been up to the Caribou Hills in winter knows there is no one user group that exclusively frequents the area.

Around the Peninsula
Thanksgiving closures planned Donations sought for military personnel Reading council seeks members Counseling association seeks members Women's basketball league forming

Peninsula Clarion - Community

Close calls with Avalanche
In some ways, the Kenai River Brown Bears and the Alaska Avalanche have been closely matched this season. In other ways, the Avalanche have dominated the series with their North American Hockey League rivals.

Protagonist makes 'Wild' hard to like
"Into the Wild"

Peninsula Clarion - Pulse

Pottery friends
Pottery is one of the oldest arts in the human repetoire. Over the millenia, different processes, different materials, and different tools have made the medium of clay one of the most diverse in the art world. Pots can be thrown, or slab-built. Some vessels are created for functional use, while others are created as sculptural works.

UAA women win 2nd straight title
The UAA women's basketball team claimed its second consecutive Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout title Wednesday night with a 52-50 victory over Santa Clara at Sullivan Arena.

Pats prove point
If the New England Patriots were trying to send a message to the rest of the NFL, they made their point.

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