Dakota Zellin, 21, was charged with first-degree arson for allegedly setting another man’s Pontiac Grand Am on fire on Feb. 16. Charges of third-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree assault also were filed last Thursday.
The case stemmed from suspicions reported to police by the Kachemak Emergency Fire Services. The vehicle was fully engulfed and 30 feet from a home where a family of four were sleeping. The man who owned the vehicle had allegedly been the target of an assault by Zellin a month earlier, according to the filing complaint.
Zellin was arrested on the two felony and one misdemeanor charge last week.
Department of Revenue Commissioner Bryan Butcher released the Spring 2012 Revenue Forecast. It projects the state will collect approximately $9.9 billion in unrestricted revenue in fiscal year 2012 and $8.4 billion in FY 2013. This compares to the Fall 2011 forecast of $8.9 billion and $8.2 billion for FY 2012 and FY 2013, respectively.
North Slope oil prices are projected at $114.59 and $110.44 in FY 2012 and 2013 respectively, compared to $109.33 and $109.47 from the Fall 2011 Forecast. Oil production on the North Slope in FY 2012 is forecasted to be approximately 580,000 barrels of oil per day.
Department of Public Safety Commissioner Joseph Masters issued an emergency order to extend the studded-tire deadline on Alaska roads south of 60 degrees north latitude from April 15 to May 1.
The extension makes May 1 the deadline for all Alaska roads. The 60-degree latitude line crosses south of Ninilchik and north of Happy Valley, and just north of Yakutat in the Southeast. The Sterling Highway falls under the normal May 1 deadline.
The 7th-Annual Homer Electronics Recycling Event will take place on Saturday, April 28, at Spenard Builder’s Supply in Homer between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Most types of electronics are accepted. Households pay $15 per vehicle load, to include two computer monitors. Additional monitors and TVs are extra. Businesses pay 35 cents per pound and nonprofits pay 25 cents per pound. All CPUs and laptops are recycled for free. Businesses and nonprofits must schedule a drop off time in advance by contacting Cook Inletkeeper at 235-4068 extension 34 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Summer Programs Fair Math and Science Night is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 20 at the Paul Banks Gym.
In addition, the Summer Activities Fair is a chance to sign up for summer programs, sports, classes, camps and activities for kids. Both events are sponsored by the Paul Banks PTA. If you or your organization would like to have a table at the Summer Programs Fair contact Shannon McBride-Morin at 399-2006 to reserve a table, sign up to help, or run an activity. On the day of setup: contact Jen Vendendall at 226-3027 or Aimee Sulczynski at 299-2464.
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