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Weekend rains bring relief for wildfire crews

...conditions also are expected.Bans on fireworks and open burning remain in place. But there's a concern among fire managers that illegal fireworks displays set off in July 4th celebrations could spark more fires. After all, human-caused fires...
Curling surges in popularity

...filled rosters for 16 teams in a matter of days this winter, said Holly Crane, the city's assistant recreation manager. That's twice as many teams as during the inaugural season."Doubling in size in one season - it's pretty impressive...
Koch renews contract to stay in Kenai

...she doesn't blame him for looking elsewhere. She said he is happy in Kenai."It is positive that we have a city manager that is wanted in other municipalities in the state," she said. "He turned down substantially more money to stay here...
Event asks community to take control of health needs

...really embrace the idea of working toward being a healthier community," said Jayne Andreen, a state health promotions manager that helped with the visioning event. She said that nationwide more than 700 communities have held similar meetings and...
Soldotna lowers mill rate, funds projects

...Saner. A committee reviewed and interviewed applicants. City clerk is the only administration position aside from city manager that requires council confirmation. Saner is currently the deputy clerk for the Kenai Peninsula Borough. She is scheduled...
Time for responsible management

...81-mile river over a six-week period (May 15-June 30). But when you factor in recent admission by ADF&G managers that their sonar counter "may be off by as much as 50 percent" this number quickly becomes only 2,750 fish. Do you...
Reader weighs power of mayor, assembly

...take a moment to weigh in on the issue of having a strong, elected Borough Mayor that is hired by the voters, or a manager that is appointed by the Borough Assembly. As a former Soldotna City Mayor, I had the opportunity of serving my community...
Russia inspiring new Rotaract clubs in Alaska

...Russia then there are in Alaska. Rotary Clubs are community based service organizations made up of business owners and managers that are linked to Rotary International. Rotaract Clubs are comprised of students and young business people between 18...
Sterling Community News

...programs in weight loss and smoking cessation," she said. For now the clinic will employ one other person, a clinic manager that will help with billing. Cindy and Steve like to walk and hike. Steve also is a mountain climber and has participated...
SeaLife Center plagued by leaks display tanks

...the three main habitat tanks has been on the bird habitat,'' said Darryl Schaefermeyer, the center's general manager. ''That tank has been subject to a series of dye tests. Divers have gone into the tank and done some dye examination...


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