Halibut Cove to see electrical outages
Homer Electric Association has scheduled intermittent power outages in Halibut Cove in order to do some maintenance work on electric equipment in the community. The first outage was Tuesday, with the second set to take place on today. Two more are scheduled for next week on Monday and Tuesday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The duration of the intermittent outages will depend on the condition of the equipment being worked on. If you have questions, contact HEA Operations Department at 283-2354.
Glass helps build roads
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities approved a new highway specification allowing crushed glass to be recycled into the gravel used to strengthen roads. The new specification, initiated by Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling and Public Facilities’ Materials Engineer Committee, focused on identifying how to process household waste glass into a durable and long lasting construction material. The new specification for using crushed container glass as a construction aggregate will help foster changes to the way we think about and use recycled products across Alaska, said ALPAR Executive Director Mary Fisher. It will help spur local manufacturing of more green products, create jobs and reduce landfill waste.
This practice should decrease the amount of glass placed into landfills, and reduce the state’s need for rock and gravel used to strengthen highway and airport subsurface. The recycled glass will be placed in the base of construction projects and will not be exposed.
Types of glass products that can be recycled in construction projects include food and beverage containers, some dishes and glass from building windows. The recycling process will turn the recycled glass into a useable product that looks like shiny pea gravel and feels like worn beach glass. Homer’s glass products are shipped to ALPAR.
Fisheries to meet
The Alaska Board of Fisheries will meet Dec. 4-12, at the Bristol Bay Borough School in Naknek. During this nine-day public meeting, the board will meet to consider 91 proposals regarding Bristol Bay finfish issues that have been submitted by the general public, fishing organizations, local Fish and Game Advisory Committees, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
In addition to submitting written public comments, the board also invites members of the public to give oral public testimony during the meeting. Any person intending to testify must sign up at the meeting site in Naknek by 2 p.m., December 5. Public testimony will continue until members of the public who have signed up before the deadline and who are present have been given an opportunity to testify.
All portions of the meeting are open to the public and a live audio stream is intended to be available on the Board of Fisheries’ website at www.boardoffisheries.adfg.alaska.gov. Documents submitted to the board are intended to be posted online throughout the meeting. Copies of advanced meeting materials including the agenda and roadmap can be obtained by contacting Boards Support Section at 907-465-4110 or viewed online at: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.meetinginfo.
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