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Tourism industry should stand on its own

...all of us make money from tourism. Not many of us appreciate being crowded off the roads and rivers. If tourism is so dynamic then it should be able to thrive and survive without a government subsidy. Bravo Mayor Carey! John McCombs, Ninilchik
State needs to fund test fishery

...were guests in 2009. KRSA puts the P in Political Management. Remember that when KRSA takes over the Kenai River in 2 weeks for their you-are-not-invited-fundraiser-derby. How dangerous will Soldotna be then? John McCombs Ninilchik
Apology noted, but Fish Board meeting still questionable

...businesses will donate. Mostly, I appreciate Mr. Gease's honesty. Between requests to the Board of Fish and a public apology, peninsula residents have gained an incredible insight into both his intellect and character. John McCombs, Ninilchik
Palmer column should be renamed

...myself, but in all honesty if I were fortunate enough to dispatch a 65-inch bull moose, I don't think I'd leave the rack in the woods. I will suggest the Clarion rename the weekly column, "The Out of My Mind View." John McCombs Ninilchik
On dipnetting and harvest rates

...point is, fishermen were limiting out upstream and a lot of fish were harvested in the river. I am impressed by the fact that your readership includes a Mat-Su Valley dipnetter. I appreciate the desire for accuracy. John McCombs, Ninilchik
Reader curious about future guide management

...predictable fishery. One last benefit would be that the guides could go back to the 500 hp jet boats, since there would only be a few of them the pollution/erosion factor would also be limited. Could I see a show of hands now? John McCombs Ninilchik
Spring a good time for cleaning up government

...ethical concern about the board of fish and board member(s). In this limited format detail and overview suffer, however, I encourage comprehensive spring cleaning by the authorities while they have a head of steam up. John McCombs Ninilchik
Fish debate heats up once again

...Creek to spawn, or Fed Ex shipping shipping out thousands of pounds of sport caught fish daily in July. Let's all talk about the board not meeting here or that 93 percent of dippers live in Anchorage and the Mat-Su. John McCombs, Ninilchik
Deliberate omissions

...where lawmakers and fish board members party, I can understand Ricky's myopic outlook, but not the blind denial. Finally, if the Kenai River escapement is in jeopardy (i.e. 2008), all fishermen should be shutdown. John McCombs Ninilchik
Of guts and whiskey logic

...the new 50hp decision will be something in the future that will make the river and policymakers and river users collective cowardly guts ache. To the so-called stewards and policymakers remember "no guts, no glory." John McCombs Ninilchik


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