Public comment opens for KHLT
The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust of Homer is applying for accreditation, opening a public comment period that ends Oct. 27. The Land Trust Alliance Commission conducts reviews of each applicant’s policies and programs. Accreditation would allow KHLT to further its conservation work on the Kenai Peninsula by meeting the criteria in a national accreditation program. “Accreditation gives an assurance to the public that we meet those standards,” said Marie McCarty, executive director of KHLT. Public comments can be faxed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission , 518-587-3183 or mailed to 112 Spring St. Suite 204, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 12866. For more information, call 235-5263.
Public comments sought on Marine district
The Planning Commission is revising the Marine Commercial District, which includes the definition and proposed regulations for “Accessory Lodging.” These are lodgings for categories such as the caretakers and/or nightly customer rentals. The Commission values your input and invites you to participate 5:30-6:20 p.m. tonight at Homer City Hall Council Chambers. There’s more information at the City’s website:
Federal transportation grants awarded
The Alaska Congressional Delegation announced that Seldovia will be receiving a $246,500 grant to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities for its Alaska Marine Highway System, Seldovia Gateway and Pedestrian Improvements. Another grant of $675,000 is to go to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities for Alaska Marine Highway M/V Tustumena Marine sanitation device upgrades. This grant will help repair Seldovia’s historic waterfront boardwalk and install information signs throughout the community to safely direct visitors to trails and historic sites. The Glenn Highway, Seward and Haines also received grants for similar projects.
Askins enhances certification
Homer Physical Therapy announces that Sally M. Askins, DPA, OCS is now a nationally certified orthopedic specialist. After spending many years to gain a doctorate in physical therapy, she spent the time and energy to study for, complete and pass a very intensive specialty test. A physical therapy specialty is a formal recognition of a therapist’s advanced clinical knowledge, competence and skills in a special area of practice.
Being a certified specialist is a demonstration of her desire to be of assistance to her community via the health care system. Orthopedics is a specialty which focuses on the muscular and skeletal systems, disorders and injuries affecting our muscles, bones and joints. Orthopedic physical therapists treat individuals who have injuries or health-related problems that limit their ability to move or perform daily tasks.
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