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Soldotna to consider synthetic drug ban

...illegal, field test kits are not available, Mlynarik said. Police departments have to send the drugs to the Alaska Department of Public Safety's Crime Lab, which he said can be difficult and time consuming. When a chemical has been banned by the...
Conserving the Kenai king is a mandate for board, Fish and Game

Editor's note: This is the 10th and final part of the Morris Communications series "The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon." The entire series may be found online at
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Assembly passes dispatch center changes, flood plan update

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly held public hearings on two ordinances at its Tuesday night meeting. Neither item prompted comments from borough residents.
911 dispatch reorganization on hold

...current state employees to the borough payroll. Citing a change in leadership earlier this month at the Alaska Department of Public Safety, Kenai Peninsula Mayor Mike Navarre asked the assembly to table plans to support an ordinance that authorized...
Assembly swears in new members, vetoes planning commission decision

...accept a late-filed senior exemption application.An ordinance to approve to transition eight State of Alaska Department of Public Safety Dispatchers to borough employment and appropriate $460,881 to fund the change was postponed by the assembly...
Borough to expand employee numbers as cost saving measure

The Kenai Peninsula Borough on Tuesday introduced an ordinance to increase the number of its employees in the 911-call center.
Assembly swears in new members

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly welcomed new assembly members at its Tuesday meeting and bid farewell to two of its members, including the assembly president. The Oct. 1 elected members, district 4 member, Dale Bagley, and district 3 member, Wayne Ogle, and re-elected district 7 member, Brent Johnson were sworn in as a group by Johni Blankenship, borough clerk. Johnson returned to his seat for the remainder of the meeting, Bagley and Ogle will be seated at the next assembly meeting.
New officers, troopers starting field training

...Monday. Burdick said going into field training, it was "nice" to start applying what he learned at the Alaska Department of Public Safety Training Academy in Sitka. Soldotna Police hired Burdick in July. He began field training with the department...
Hoka Hey ride plans taking shape: 7,000-mile ride leaves Key West June 8 with finish line in Homer

As the calendar counts down to the start of the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge on June 20 in Key West, Fla., organizers of the 7,000-mile ride ending in Homer are firming up plans for the event's finish at the end of the road. The biggest change from preparations last fall is the site for a Fourth of July Celebration. The concert and award ceremony will be at Stone Step Lake and Oceanfront Estates, a subdivision near Mile 7 East End Road.
Bill to cover volunteers

...subdivisions that failed to extend workers' comp to their volunteers. The bill says only the commissioner of the Alaska Department of Public Safety, his designee, or a person appointed to organize and direct a search and rescue party may authorize a...


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