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Soldotna hears from residents on Birch Ridge golf course

...time around, Cowan proposed the possibility of the city buying the property and leasing managerial duties to a private contractor. Soldotna Mayor Nels Anderson said he defined it as a "quality of living issue," and was personally in support...
State disaster team delayed over high water

...before the winter freeze begins. "We are mindful that winter is coming," she said. Thursday, borough crews and private contractors finished boring under Kalifornsky Beach Road and prepared to install drainage culverts. Crews also began a round-the-clock...
Area lacks borough-wide animal control

...after complaints from residents, sponsored an ordinance targeting vicious dogs. The ordinance would have allowed a private contractor to handle dogs that had bitten people. The assembly deemed the measure too narrow and too difficult to enforce...
Clear cutting along roadways disappointing

...out a sign to ask the state department to "please save this tree." The crew operating the heavy equipment (private contractors) were very sympathetic and understanding however told they had to cut it down by orders from DOT. We called DOT...
Bombing reminds U.S. it always should stand ready to protect itself

...operations crews or the contractor hired to re-fuel American ships in Yemen. Security precautions involving private contractors indicate a curiously lax attitude: Employees are not properly scrutinized and work boats are not searched. U...
ADFG staff, others present Cook Inlet research to Board of Fisheries

...the Alaska Board of Fisheries heard a research wrap-up from Alaska Department of Fish and Game employees and a private contractor, studying the area's complex mixed-stock fisheries. The board, which meets every three years to discuss the...
Borough addresses ethics: Mayor, assembly push for better training, update code

...a guideline to go by," Knopp said. But, he said, there still might be some updates to the code. Knopp, a private contractor who sometimes does work for the borough, said that the code just requires the intent to do business form to be...
HEA has enough issues with regulation

...HEA's side of the meter -- HEA doesn't charge to fix their problem, but the customer may incur costs from a private contractor to figure out that their problem is with HEA's equipment or faulty installation. It seems as the years go by...
Post Agrium: Now what?

...weeks. Philip Squires is an ammonia plant operator who has worked for the company seven years and who worked as a private contractor for Agrium on and off before that. An operator's skills are not directly transferable to other jobs, he said...
Shrinking government? A lot of claims, but take another look

...talented Americans turning away from government as a career choice, ''most agencies have little choice but to ask private contractors to supply the workers they need.'' It is in this area that the greatest growth could occur. And it is here...


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