FYI – September 18

Gas prices continue to see-saw
Average retail gasoline prices in Alaska have risen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.96/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 398 gas outlets in Alaska. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.54/g.
Including the change in gas prices in Alaska during the past week, prices yesterday were 1.5 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 5.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 2.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 31.6 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

Marine Trades holds annual meeting
Homer Marine Trade Association announces its annual meeting and membership drive at 5:30 p.m., Sept. 26, in the downstairs meeting room at the Bidarka Inn-Best Western. A no-host bar will open at 4:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided and are sponsored by Homer branches of Wells Fargo Bank and First National Bank of Alaska.
Current members will receive a renewal packet in the mail with membership and meeting information. Businesses interested in joining can call Kate Mitchell at NOMAR 235-8363, or Mike Stockburger, Homer Boat Yard 235-7158 with questions.
To receive a packet, go to and download the membership form.
A membership table will also be set up at the annual meeting. Go to to check out what this organization is doing to promote your industry and community.

Candidates set to square off
Homer City Council candidates will square off in a debate 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Kachemak City Community Hall. Incumbent Bryan Zak, Gus VanDyke, Corbin Arno and Justin Arnold will engage in the debate on local issues, with moderator KBBI News Director Aaron Selbig. The debate is sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce.

Does Fuskashima radiation impact Alaska?
There will be an update on Fuskashima radiation and its impact on Alaska seafood from 12:30-1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in the seminar room.
The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, during its next quarterly Community Council meeting, will receive an update on the Fuskashima radiation.
Clyde Pearce, Chief of Radiological Health for State Public Health Laboratories, will give an online presentation specifically to KBRR with information about radiation and the low risk to Alaska seafood. The presentation will be followed by a brief question and answer session.

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1 Response for “FYI – September 18”

  1. Koch Speculation to blame for gas prices says:

    Many people are not aware that the Koch brothers introduced speculation on the stock market which is why the gas prices are so high.

    The Koch brothers wealth went from 5 billion to 50 billion in 8 years and kept climbing.

    This is the same Koch brothers that fund the vast majority of the Tea Party groups, the ones that demand non profit status and pay no taxes.

    They are using ill gotten gains from the stock market, from each and every one of us at the gas station, our heating bills, our food prices (from shipping), not to mention government costs from the post office to the military….and they are using it against WE the People to subvert our democracy with lies and propaganda, taking advantage of the selfish and ignorant to blame our fiscal policies on the poor and already suffering.

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