Saturday, December 29, 2007

Reader against Pebble Mine
I'm with everyone who has talked out against the Pebble Mine. How can we even think of giving these bozos the right to use poisons on our precious land? Cyanide? Isn't that what makes all those people drop dead instantly in James Bond movies? They want to leave some of that behind?

Volunteers provide food for thought
On behalf of the Nikiski North Star Site Council, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers from the Lighthouse Baptist Church and the United Methodist Church who have donated their time every school morning over the past five years for our breakfast program. These individuals' typically arrive every morning at 7:30 and stay for several hours preparing food, overseeing the meal itself and cleaning up after the children have started school. Because of their efforts, over 135 children receive a nutritional breakfast each day children who otherwise might have difficulty concentrating on their academics because of hunger. As a result, these students are able to concentrate on the curriculum being taught, behave better and have higher test scores.

Letter writer needs to check information
A recent writer made some false and misleading claims about health care (Clarion, Dec. 21).

Civic-minded spirit goes a long way for performers
How do we express gratitude for a gift that is so special that words will barely suffice? As a member of Kenai Performers, I am somewhat daunted by the task at hand, and only hope the next few paragraphs will accomplish my goal.

Bear attack: Wounds healing
It's been six months since Tom Patmor of Clam Gulch was bitten on the hand by bear while walking to the post office, and while his wounds have almost completely healed, his memories of that day have not faded.

State, borough plows staying ahead of snowfall
Successive snowstorms sometimes mixed with rain along with fluctuating temperatures have combined this week to make driving a bit hazardous on parts of the Kenai Peninsula.

Soldotna expansion draws an objection
Soldotna officials have not yet decided whether to annex four sections of land into the city, but one resident of a potentially impacted area let the city council know he is not interested in becoming a Soldotnan.

Looking out for trouble
Motorists running last minute holiday errands may find an increased police presence on the roads over the next few days. Alaska State Troopers and local police are stepping up their efforts to keep impaired revelers out of their cars and off the roads this season.

Bob A. Johnston
Former Kenai Peninsula resident Bob A. Johnston died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007 at San Joaquin Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., after losing his battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 67 years old.

Joseph Edmond Berthelot Jr.
Longtime Anchor Point resident Joseph Edmond Berthelot, Jr. died Friday, Dec. 21, 2007 at his home in Anchor Point. He was 72.

Stanley Wilfred Aho
Lifetime Alaskan Stanley Wilfred Aho died on Christmas morning, Dec. 25, 2007, at his home on Funny River Road in Soldotna. He was 86.

Cold, hard facts about ice jams on the Kenai
It was just about a year ago that many of us were reminded just how powerful ice is.

Trails board, subsistence council seeking new members
Are you a skier that would like to see improvements made to one of your favorite trails, or perhaps a snowmachiner that would like to have better signage at four-way intersections? Do you believe you have a solution to some of the controversies surrounding fishing and hunting regulations?

Annual Audubon Christmas count slated for Saturday
The 108th annual Christmas Bird Count season is under way; tens of thousands of volunteer birders are scouring their designated areas in over 2,000 circles this holiday season throughout North America.

He is the only King of Kings
It's Christmas! On farms, as well as in cities and towns across America, we celebrate the season. From New York City's Rockefeller Center, with its 84-foot-tall Norway spruce Christmas tree, covered with 30,000 multicolored lights, strung on five miles of wire, to the family tree, cut by hand from the woods or purchased at Home Depot or Fred Myer, we decorate and celebrate.

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