In Brief

KBRR council
seeks members

The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve Community Council has openings on its citizen advisory group. Anyone interested in becoming a member or alternate on the council may submit an application no later than Feb. 10. 

View the application at or call 235-4791 for more information.


Truck hits school bus; no children

were riding bus 

No children rode a school bus involved in a crash on Jan. 8 in Ninilchik. According to an Alaska State Trooper press released, a black Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Troy Huber, 56, of Anchor Point, hit the bus near Mile 139 Sterling Highway about 8:50 p.m. Jan. 8. 

The bus driver, Sharon Wheeler, 54, of Ninilchik, wore her seat belt and did not suffer injuries. Ninilchik Emergency Medical Services responded and took Huber to Central Peninsula Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to the press release, just before the crash, troopers received a “report every dangerous driver immediately” complaint of Huber. Troopers charged Huber with one count of reckless driving.


T-200 canceled

Due to weather conditions, the 2016 Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race has been canceled.

The race, which covers 200 miles through the Caribou Hills on the central and southern Kenai Peninsula, had been scheduled to start Jan. 30. It is the third consecutive year that organizers have had to cancel the event.

In a Tuesday evening Facebook post announcing the cancellation, race director and T-200 president Tami Murray wrote that organizers looked at a number of options, but “we don’t have enough snow and have way too much open water.”