Saturday, December 15, 2007

Students efforts leave positive impact
Soldotna Community Schools recently worked with the Skyview National Honor Society on our annual Make-It-and-Take It fall craft fair.

Concert hits the right note
Congratulations to the Kenai High School Choir on the wonderful Christmas concert Dec. 2.

States honor Capt. Tiffner
While many in America do not take a moment to notice a family in pain, others go beyond to show that they are there for the families and that they will never be forgotten.

It's time to roll the dice
America's looking. Alaskans are also looking for a leader.

CES processional route changed
Central Emergency Services has changed the route of Saturday's processional honoring paramedic Cameron Carter and the crew and patient of the LifeGuard helicopter that went missing on Dec. 3.

Carey to run for borough mayor
Carey to run for borough mayorSoldotna Mayor Dave Carey has announced a run for mayor of the Kenai Peninsula Borough in 2008.

Soldotna wants to be credited for $1.3 million PERS payment
The governor's pledge to hold the line on cities' public employee retirement contribution rates was welcome news to Soldotna leaders, but they aren't ready to forgive the $1.3 million the city already paid into the fund.

Fishery proposal sparks debate
A proposal that would increase the mandatory closed periods for the Kasilof commercial set gillnet fishery sparked heated debate between sport fishermen and commercial fishermen at Wednesday's Soldotna-Kenai Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting. Despite the debate, the committee voted to oppose this proposal.

T-200 seeking race poster submissions
Calling all pint-sized Picassos and elementary school-aged Seurats: the Tustmena 200 Sled Dog Race Association is soliciting for artwork from students in grades first through sixth for its annual poster contest.

Common-sense approach good for state's future
Alaskans have received an early Christmas present in the form of Gov. Sarah Palin's proposed spending plan.

Peninsula Clarion - Editorial

'Best meteor shower of 2007' hitting its peak
With so little snow on the ground, some outdoor enthusiasts are looking low and high for winter activities to take part in, and today would be a good day to look straight up.

A fish, an opposable thumb, a bucket, and 18,000 years
The Kenai Peninsula began to emerge from the Wisconsin glaciation approximately 18,000 years ago. As streams and lakes developed, pioneering fish species such as salmon and trout began to settle into the newly available aquatic real estate. Multiple salmon and trout species may be found in the same river because they occupy different habitats and exhibit different life history strategies. For example, pink salmon spawn in the lower Kenai river and their offspring enter the ocean after hatching, while coho salmon spawn in the upper river with their young spending a few years in fresh water.

Soldotna defeats Nikiski
For the Soldotna girls basketball team, it was as easy as 1-1-3.

Shirnberg lights it up for Skyview
Following perhaps the most dominant performance of Richie Shirnberg's career, in the opening game of the season nonetheless, Skyview coach Red Goodwin said his star senior still had aspects of his game that need work.

Vanderford ready to roll
Ninilchik coach Kevin Zimmerman doesn't think it's cocky. He doesn't think it's looking too far ahead, either.

Peninsula Clarion - High School Sports

Colony wrestlers eye title
They might as well already engrave the trophy, fork it over and place it in the school's trophy case.

Stay alert, be aware of temptations power
Robert Ozment opened his book, "but God can," warning his readers about the universal danger of temptation, writing:

Hakkinen takes 79th in individual
Kasilof biathlete Jay Hakkinen took 79th place in a World Cup 20-kilometer individual race on Thursday at Pokljuka, Slovenia. Hakkinen continued to struggle with his shooting at the race, missing eight out of his 20 shots. Each missed shot carries a one-minute penalty, and Hakkinen finished 10 minutes, 0.1 seconds behind the leader.

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