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Military and local kids go fishing thanks to KRS and Kenai River Foundation

...in Soldotna. The Kenai Watershed Forum gave the kids a Stream Watch educational moment and Safekids fitted each one with a lifejacket prior to launching. "We also invited 10 kids who had never been fishing before from the Anchorage club to join us this year...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2014-08-25/military-and-local-kids-go-fishi
Dispatch
1 dead, 1 missing after skiff capsizes on Ugashik Bay

...family and friends of the deceased and missing person," DeVuyst said. "We want to stress it is important to always wear a lifejacket, go through a safety checklist and let people know where you are before heading out on the water." Reach Dan Balmer at...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-23/1-dead-1-missing-after-skiff-capsize
News
Recreation briefs

...through dry-land and water safety stations. Allow approximately 1 to 2 hours to complete stations. A proper fitting Mustang lifejacket for your child may be purchased upon completion for $15. Contact safekids@cpgh.org or Jane at 714-4539.Raft through...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-04-10/recreation-briefs
Outdoors
Fishing safety program survives cuts

...lives - and right now, lifejackets are a major focus of...2012 was wearing a lifejacket, Lincoln said...into the preferred lifejackets for various commercial...should be wearing a lifejacket. Standards might vary...isn't focused only on lifejackets. Lincoln said they...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-08-12/fishing-safety-program-survives-cuts
News
Boatloads of benevolence

...to get back on the water, except for lifejackets. The group provided $5,500 for the lifejackets, and the men were able to return to fishing...Alaskans are very powerful. A sign the lifejacket recipients held said something along the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-12-01/boatloads-of-benevolence
News
Community teaches the next generation of anglers

...year.Before boarding the boats, the children met at the Kenai Boys & Girls Club for a demonstration on properly fitting lifejackets and why they are necessary. The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska's Coldwater Survival Egress Training team lead the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-08-17/community-teaches-the-next-generatio
News
Alaska boating deaths up last year

...profile is almost always a capsize, fall overboard or swamping - from a small open boat - and the person wasn't wearing a lifejacket," he said. "(The occurrence of fatalities) is split about 50-50 between fresh and salt water, and about nine out...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-05-25/alaska-boating-deaths-up-last-year
News
Weekend requires extra caution

...flotation device. Overall, fatal accident data shows approximately 426 lives could have been saved if boaters had worn their lifejackets. In Alaska, 54 boating accidents were reported in 2005, and from those 20 people died and 27 were injured. On the road...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/052507/oped_0525ope001.shtml
Opinion
Get out and enjoy the spring weather -- safely

...season, make sure your safety gear is in good working order. Don't wait until you're on the water to discover that a lifejacket buckle is broken or a radio doesn't work. Spring is a great time to be active on the Kenai Peninsula. With warmer days...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/041511/ope_815352600.shtml
Opinion
Get out and enjoy the spring weather -- safely

...season, make sure your safety gear is in good working order. Don't wait until you're on the water to discover that a lifejacket buckle is broken or a radio doesn't work. Spring is a great time to be active on the Kenai Peninsula. With warmer days...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2012-04-20/get-out-and-enjoy-the-spring-weat
Opinion

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