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Alaska Editorial: Making good decisions on the water

...Life preservers buy you time in the event of a rescue," Kenai Fire Department Battalion Chief Tony Prior told the Clarion.Life jackets are a good place to start - but are only effective if they're actually being worn. And there are a...
Alaska Editorial: Restore your trust in fellow human beings

...are a little different. We're still willing to stop and help a stranded motorist on the side of the road. Here at the Clarion, we occasionally get letters to the editor thanking someone for returning a wallet or set of keys. We know that most...
Registration for Kenai flooding relief delayed

...damages occurred to private property from flooded septic systems, flooded basements, furnaces and tainted wells, the Clarion reported."We strongly encourage everyone to apply for state individual assistance," Zidek said. He added that...
State denies portion of CPH expansion

...Assembly member Kelly Wolf voted against the bond sales at that meeting, arguing for a two-week delay.He told the Clarion he was not informed about the state's partial denial.Wolf said the lack of notice "did not speak well" for hospital...
Voters deny Kohring bid for Wasilla City Council increase the allowable residential property tax exemption for qualifying taxpayers from $20,000 to $50,000, the Clarion reported. The cost to the borough will be $1.3 million, and critics said it will affect the quality of service...
Biologist finds no invasive species on drill rig

...Independence in the past did not survive the trip from Singapore to Cook Inlet waters.In a report made available to the Clarion on Thursday, David Erikson, senior biologist with URS Corporation, determined that based on his inspection of the...
Alaska Editorial: Every proposal should be the result of good public process board's public process working."The proposals and the positions that we take . are draft," Swanton told the Clarion. "Nobody is perfect in regards to synthesizing information and understanding the potential ramifications of a regulation...
2nd bacteria outbreak from raw milk reported on peninsula

...operation, said Laura Carpenter, a department of health spokeswoman.Dairy owner Kevin Byers declined comment Thursday to the Clarion. Attempts to reach him Friday were not immediately successful.Two people have sought medical attention in the latest...
Some peninsula moose could have long winter

...population could suffer if fewer calves are born, Fish and Game Kenai Area Wildlife Biologist Jeff Selinger earlier told the Clarion.McDonough recently spent three weeks recapturing cows in 15A and in unit 15C, which covers the southwestern portion...
Bear shot on peninsula older than first thought

...who said he was fine."The man was very lucky," Megan Peters, a spokeswoman for the Alaska State Troopers, told the Clarion.Authorities were alerted to a brown bear acting erratically late Sunday afternoon on the Kenai Peninsula.Reports...


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