FYI – November 6

Don’t forget to change batteries
Chances are, you’ve already caught on that Daylight Savings Time recently ended. Or, perhaps you’re loking for a new job, now.
Either way, don’t forget to take this opportunity to change the batteries in all of your household detectors: Fire, smoke, carbon monoxide. Set aside a bit of time to install fresh batteries … now. Before you forget.

Gas prices continue to drop
Average retail gasoline prices in Alaska have fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.73/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 398 gas outlets in Alaska. This compares to a national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.26/g.
Including the change in gas prices in Alaska, prices yesterday were 35.9 cents per gallon lower than the same day a year ago, and 12.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 12.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 24.2 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

Creating a foundation for sustainability  
The Homer Foundation Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 6-6:30 p.m. at the Homer Senior Citizens Annex, 3935 Svedlund. (North side of Senior Center.) A meet and greet with refreshments will be offered from 6:30- 7:30 p.m.
The meeting will include board appointments, the 2013 annual report, investment, grant and YAC reports, donor/grantee highlights and the $500 People’s Choice Grant Award. Call 235-0541 for more information.

Car and ATV drawings postponed
Homer Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Car and ATV raffle drawing has been postponed until 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Best Western Bidarka Inn. Through the month of November, the chamber will be open on Saturdays and Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. to sell tickets.
Car raffle tickets are $100 each, and ATV raffle tickets are $35 each. A combo ticket costs $130. The car raffle winner will have the choice of a $25,000 credit with Stanley Ford or $15,000 cash. The ATV raffle winner will have the choice of a $6,000 shopping spree at All Seasons Honda or $4,000 cash.
Tickets can be purchased by stopping by the chamber, or calling 235-7740. Need not be present to win.

KPBSD budget committee seeks applicants
Are you interested in learning about a multi-million dollar public school district budget? The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is requesting applications from interested persons to serve on the Budget Development Committee.
The committee meets in the Borough Assembly Chambers one time only on Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To apply, complete a short, online application, available in the Community Interest section on the homepage,
If you have questions, contact Lassie Nelson at 714-8838. Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8.

KPB working to keep roads clear of water
Kenai Peninsula Borough Road crews began pumping water from the Karluk Basin on Monday, with an estimated 3 million gallons to be drained.
The intent of the pumping is to create capacity for additional water. The residual effects should move water off borough-maintained roads so the KPB Roads Department can assess damage and begin repairs.
The Roads Department continues to monitor or repair roads that also have limited or no access due to recent storms. Anchor Point, Fritz and Bear Creek residents should follow road caution signs closed.
Update or complete preliminary damage reports online at Identify your report as commercial or private (including rentals).

Marine debris clean-up nets massive haul
With the 2013 marine debris clean-up season winding down, Alaska Marine Stewardship Foundation Director Dave Gaudet said he expects the final tally for marine debris removed from AMSF-sponsored projects around the state to be 160,000-200,000 pounds.
Reports of debris arriving from the March 2011 Japanese tsunami decreased this season. However, Cape Suckling reported a large influx of debris following Oct. 21 storms. A large amount of what appeared to be household items bearing Japanese writing appeared on a beach that just recently been cleared of approximately 55,000 pounds of marine debris.
For more information, please contact Dave Gaudet at (907)957-0218, or via email at

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