In the days and weeks ahead, we will be hearing all about "overescapement" of sockeye salmon into the Kenai River. "Too many fish will spawn on top of each other," will be the war cry, "They will kill each other off and the run will die off." "Manage biologically" will be heard over and over. "There will be too many fry and not enough food for them to successfully survive over the winters in the lakes." And on and on.
Many years ago, when the tax cap of $500 on any sale in the Kenai Peninsula borough was eliminated on tourism packages, the borough experienced a huge increase in tax revenues.
In Les Palmer's "An Outdoor View," May 23, "The state of the Kenai," the author asserts the Board of Fish discussed a proposal to place a 15-year moratorium on the use of power boats on the Kenai River. No where in the proposal book is there any such proposal and I am pretty sure the board never had this on their agenda nor did they discuss it. If I am mistaken, mea culpa. I agree with the author on many of his points in the article.
Who opened up this can of worms again? We already have a bed tax here in the Kenai Peninsula Borough. It is called the "Moock Tax" and was adopted years ago by the borough assembly.
...tourist. I agree everyone has to make cuts, but by eliminating funding, the borough administration is cutting the heart right out of KPTMC. It is mean spirited and a huge political mistake. Rod Berg; Rod'N Real Charters/Lodging, Soldotna
...Dorothy O'Brien, and brother, Keith Jackson. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Christy and Rod Berg of Soldotna and Dawn Meagher and Elias Lira of Napa, Calif.; sons, Marty and Dennis Meagher of Napa, Calif.; grandsons...
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