Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Gift idea: A new cookbook with a side of onion goggles
Oprah Winfrey says in the introduction to "O, The Oprah Magazine Cookbook":

Hot Onion Dip
2 cups (8-ounces) fresh or frozen chopped sweet onions

Onion Goggles (for the cook who has everything)
After reading reports that RSVP International Inc.'s Onion goggles actually help keep eyes from tearing while working with onions, I decided to give them a try.

River use study on tap for KRSMA board
Kenai River Special Management Area Advisory Board members will hear presentations on the upcoming Kenai River Recreational Use Study, Homer Electric Association's upcoming hydro-electric feasibility study as well as follow-up reports on adding lands to KRSMA in the Kenai Lake area and hunting restrictions on the lower river when it meets Thursday at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road.

State, feds gear up for census: Officials plan dress rehearsals in selected areas for 2010 count
Barely had the 2000 count been completed when U.S. Census Bureau officials began planning how to count folks living in the far-flung locales of Alaska in 2010.

A dark and stormy night: High winds knock down trees, power lines
Strong winds Monday afternoon took their toll on power lines hit by falling trees causing a number of electricity outages from Nikiski to Anchor Point.

Police officers to be lauded: Soldotna to commend response to CPH shooting
Four Soldotna police officers are scheduled to receive commendations from the city at this evening's city council meeting for their response to the shooting at Central Peninsula Hospital the day before Thanksgiving.

Borough mayor has plans for new year
With the end of 2008 just three weeks away, it's time to start thinking about New Year's resolutions. Many will attempt to stop smoking, others will try a new diet, but the Kenai Peninsula Borough has a different resolution to uphold: finding a way to continue funding education at the current level once Proposition 1 takes effect.

Gene W. Miller
Longtime Alaska resident Gene W. Miller died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, with her family by her side after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 78.

Roxane W. Omans
Soldotna resident Roxane W. Omans died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, at Central Peninsula Hospital with her family at her side. She was 75.

Reader unhappy with Obama's spending
I find it a little obscene that with the tough economic times the nation faces that President-Elect Obama has the gall to spend $30,000 on a ring for his wife and that he is enrolling his children in the most expensive private school in Washington, D.C.

Officials should do what they're elected to
Why do the elected officials of our fair state have so much free time on their hands to be continually busy criticizing our governor?

We need to be accountable to stop the spread of violence
Two weeks ago a terrible tragedy hit the Central Peninsula Hospital that few of us would ever expect or want to see in our rural community. We often feel we are protected due to our location; yet we have the same mix of people within our population as you would find anywhere, only on a smaller scale.

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