Marine Trades Association seeks members
Homer Marine Trades Association is launching a membership drive. Packets for renewal will begin arrive this week for businesses who joined last fall as founding members of this new 501C6 marketing organization.
In your packet, you will receive the membership renewal forms and invoice as well as the quarterly newsletter with information about the next Roundhaul Sept. 6 at Sloth’s Fiberglass on Kachemak Drive. For more information, call Mike Stockburger at the Homer Boat Yard, 235-7158 or Kate Mitchell at NOMAR, 235-8363.
HEA area meetings coming up soon
Homer Electric Association is hosting a series of area meetings throughout the Kenai Peninsula. The events will feature a family style barbecue dinner followed by a short presentation on current HEA projects and activities.
The first area meeting will be held at noon, Sept. 12 at the Sea Otter Community Center in Seldovia. The second is 5:30 p.m., Sept. 25 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik and a third is at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Chapman Elementary School in Anchor Point.
HEA members are encouraged to attend the area meetings and learn about projects that the electric cooperative is undertaking. For more information, call HEA Public Relations Coordinator Joe Gallagher at 283-2324.
Governor names new fisheries advisor
Gov. Sean Parnell named Stefanie Moreland to the position of senior advisor for fisheries, oceans and Arctic policy. Moreland currently serves as a legislative assistant for Senator Lisa Murkowski in the areas of fisheries, oceans and the Arctic. She has also held several positions in the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, including federal fisheries coordinator and manager of the Extended Jurisdiction Program.
Moreland will be an advisor and coordinator on Alaska fisheries policy between the Office of the Governor and other state and federal agencies. She will also interface and coordinate with state and federal agencies on Arctic policy matters. Moreland will begin her duties on Sept. 17. She will be based in Juneau.
Friend the refuge on Facebook
The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge created it’s first Facebook page last Wednesday. The page is posted with pictures of birds in the Pribilofs and in Southeast Alaska as well as amusing tales from the field.
The Alaska Maritime, headquartered at Islands & Ocean in Homer, is home to more than half of North America’s seabirds. It stretches along most of Alaska’s coast from Forrester Island in SE to Cape Lisburne on the Chukchi Sea. If you have a Facebook page, you can find us by typing the whole name of the refuge into the Facebook search window – Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.
District Democrats plan meeting
District 30 Democrats will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kachemak Community Center, located three miles out East End Road. They are also looking for a passionate Democrat to keep the District 30 Democrat website up to date. For more information call Kate Finn, 235-5329.
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