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The Alaska Workforce Investment Board (AWIB) is soliciting nominations in three categories for the David G. Stone Award, the board said in a press release. The award was established to recognize outstanding partners in workforce development and was named in recognition of Stone’s dedication to workforce development and Alaska hire.
There is something seriously askew in our little piece of paradise when it comes to the bird population hanging in the ‘hood this time of year.
Anyone who doubts the power of the tides should never take an old beach truck out on the Kachemak Bay mud on a minus 5.5-foot tide. At least once a year, an incoming tide will surprise someone, swamping a vehicle over the roof and turning it into salt-encrusted junk.
The Betster wishes to provides a public service announcement to remind you that while Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is still between us and Christmas so put away that holiday music.
Until next year …
Missing in the town hall presentations by the director from governor’s office and our local legislator was equal time for alternative ways to match programs with revenues. Many economic experts oppose the idea of taking PFDs as bad for the economy. The first dividend was $1,000. This year that has the purchasing power which $400 did in 1982. This month, the Permanent Fund Board has told Alaskans that the Fund will be reduced by half in 20 years because the legislature has stopped inflation proofing. The investment officials also said that the proposed POMV (percent of market value) would take too much and also cause the Fund to lose.
Thanks to farmers, fishermen and hunters for Food Pantry donations
The Bristol Bay Times is reporting that the Bristol Bay red king crab fishery is off to a slow start compared to last year, according to Miranda Westphal, shellfish biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Unalaska. The season opened Oct. 15 and as of Monday, just over a week into the fishery, only 1.5 million pounds had been landed. In the same time period last year, the boats hauled in 6 million pounds.
There’s more than one way to celebrate Halloween, and lower Kenai Peninsula schools this year showed they know just how to do it.
Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.
Mathieu Levi Padilla was born at home in water to Carlos Padilla and Rachel Barnard with the help of Rite of Passage Midwifery. He was born at 5:19 a.m. on Oct. 24, 2017. He is welcomed into the world by his maternal grandmas Kate Barnard and Andrea Mitchell, and aunt Marissa Barnard.
The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club’s (HYSOC) upcoming concert will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Homer Public Library. This is a wonderful group of young musicians who meet weekly to play music together which they then share in a free community concert.
While Homer didn’t claim the top spot in the Region III Swimming and Diving Championship last weekend, the Mariner swimmers and divers did come home with two new school records and several members headed to the state championship.
The Homer City Council introduced an ordinance at its Monday meeting that seeks to end a years-long legal dispute over a piece of land on the Homer Spit.
When Yvonne Bouchard and Russ Morse vacationed in Homer two years ago they knew they’d found the place they wanted to live. In July, Bouchard fell from the deck of the Eagle Aerie home she and Morse are building, breaking her back. Now the couple is redefining what’s needed to live in this piece of paradise.
Ithaca Ivy Sorensen and Tyler Cameron Janzen
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Larry Ray Trefren