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Winter enthusiasts with dogs discover joys of skijoring

...skiers are harnessing their dogs' pent-up winter enthusiasm in a fast-growing sport that's finding a niche in the Inland Northwest.Skijoring - derived from a Norwegian word that means ski driving - involves being pulled on skis by various means including...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-01-29/winter-enthusiasts-with-dogs-dis
Outdoors
Sandra Laverne Hawkins Ward

...California to Edna and Robert Ward. She attended Camarillo and Mesa High School and West Anchorage High School, as well as Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho.Sandy was married to the love of her life Patrick Hawkins for 45 years. After getting...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174018329
Time to reflect: Soldotna students receive safe winter gear

...safely, so we came up with the idea of getting hats out there."Czarnezki said that the idea came from some areas in the Northwest where some kids were provided with reflective umbrellas. "We thought, 'Oh, that's an awesome idea,' except it doesn't...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2015-01-25/time-to-reflect-soldotn
Schools
WSU studies green winter road technology

...chloride rock salt has been a long established, well-utilized, functional tool," said Wright, a member of the Pacific Northwest Snowfighters, an association of state transportation agencies dedicated to ensuring the safety of winter roads by evaluating...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-28/wsu-studies-green-winter-road-techno
News
Voices of the Peninsula: Set net ban initiative based on conservation

...Any species in jeopardy must be protected, or we will see the demise of our natural salmon runs just like in the Pacific Northwest. The heart of this initiative is conservation, and we need to start now before it's too late. This initiative would only...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-12-27/voices-of-the-peninsula-set-net-b
Opinion

...Alaska - Six environmental groups sued Monday to throw out a federal agency rule that concludes oil exploration off Alaska's northwest coast has a negligible effect on walrus.The groups claim the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has understated the effects...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dan-joling/2014-11-10
Willamette's Ostrander wins cross-country championship

...reportFormer Kenai Central runner Taylor Ostrander claimed her first collegiate championship victory Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Northwest Conference Cross Country Championships at Bush's Pasture Park in Salem, Oregon.Ostrander, a 2012 Kenai Central graduate...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-11-05/willamettes-ostrander-wins-cross-c
Sports
Ostrander finishes 2nd in regional championship meet

...Allie Ostrander had to face adverse weather conditions Saturday in Boise, Idaho.Ironically, runners at the 2014 Nike Cross Northwest Regional Championship meet had to plod through 6 inches of snow that had appeared on the five-kilometer Eagle Island course...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-11-15/ostrander-finishes-2nd-in-regional
Sports
Alaska, B.C. cooperate quietly on transboundary issues

...not sure if there's any elected person in the state of Alaska that really knows the extent to which we engage Alaska on northwest (British Columbia) mining projects and that's on us. We need to do a better job," British Columbia Minister of Energy...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-19/alaska-bc-cooperate-quietly-on-trans
News
Kenai Central's Ostrander to be featured in MileSplit video

...also was apparent on the trip to the Nike Cross Nationals Northwest Regionals on Nov. 15 in Boise, Idaho. "It's a little...Alaska races and from Miles' coverage of Ostrander at the Northwest Regionals. Ostrander was second in that race. While Miles...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-11-24/kenai-centrals-ostrander-to-be-fea
Sports

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