FYI News briefs & announcements – Mar. 21

Planned power outage set for March 27

Homer Electric Association has scheduled a planned outage for the Homer Spit and Halibut Cove from 1 to 5 a.m. Tuesday.
The outage is necessary in order for HEA to perform required maintenance work on equipment that provides service to the Spit and Halibut Cove. The time frame was chosen in an effort to minimize the impact on open businesses. HEA has informed businesses of the outage, and automated calls to HEA members in the area will be made prior to the event.
During the outage, residents in Seldovia, Port Graham, and Nanwalek will be provided power via the Gerry Willard Generation Plant in Seldovia.
For more info., call Brian Laleme at 235-3333.

Corps awards dredging contract to local firm

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, has awarded an annual dredging contract at three locations on the Kenai Peninsula to a locally owned firm. Alaska Marine Excavating of Anchor Point won the $5 million, five-year contract to dredge the Ninilchik Harbor, Homer Harbor and U.S. Coast Guard’s Hickory berth at Homer. The company’s bid was the lowest with technically acceptable criteria.
The Corps is responsible for maintenance dredging at five harbors annually at Anchorage, Homer, Ninilchik, Dillingham and Nome and at 40 harbors periodically.
Ninilchik Harbor dredging will begin in late April. Homer Harbor and the U.S. Coast Guard’s Hickory Berth dredging will be accomplished in September.

Parnell nominates to Fishery Council

Gov. Sean Parnell nominated Robert “Ed” Dersham and Howard “Dan” Hull for consideration by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce for continued service on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. The governor named Timothy Evers and Julianne Curry as alternates.
Dersham, of Anchorage, has been an active charter boat operator and lodge owner in Lower Cook Inlet for more than 25 years. Hull, also of Anchorage, is the owner of Hull Fisheries LLC, with 30 years fishing for halibut and salmon out of Cordova.
Evers, of Ninilchik, is currently a member of the Advisory Panel to the NPFMC. A longtime charter operator, Evers owned Deep Creek Sport Shop, Big Valley Lodge and Cabin Rentals, and Fishward Bound Adventures.
Curry, of Petersburg, is the executive director of the Petersburg Vessel Owners Association and a member of the advisory panel to the NPFMC.

NOAA wants to hear about sick mammals

NOAA fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service want to know if you see any marine mammal that has abnormal hair loss, skin sores or appears sick. Scientists are investigating a disease that was first reported last summer by subsistence hunters in northern Alaska.
To report a sick mammal, call NOAA Fisheries Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Hotline at 1-877-925-7773. Remember to use binoculars to get a closer look without disturbing wildlife.

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