Gov. Sean Parnell has appointed Michael Hawfield of Homer to the Alaska Historical Commission. The commission advises the governor and legislature on matters related to Alaska’s history and prehistory, oversees the state historic preservation plan and performs a variety of other functions related to historical sites throughout the state.
Hawfield has been a museum educator, historical researcher and writer since 1982. He is currently the associate professor of history and political science at the University of Alaska Kenai Peninsula College.
Hawfield is treasurer of the Alaska Historical Society, administrator for the Art Acquisition Initiative for the Rasmuson Foundation and Museums Alaska and a member of the American Association for State and Local History. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Lynchburg College of Virginia, a master’s degree in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a doctorate in history from the University of Virginia. Hawfield is appointed to a seat nominated by the Alaska Historical Society.
South Peninsula Hospital offers an American Heart Association First Aid Class 1-5 p.m. Sept. 12. The course fee of $50 and pre-registration is required via the SPH Education Department at 235-0258.
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is making changes to the way schools will respond to armed intruders through Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate training, an update to the emergency action plan, and implementation in schools. Training and collaboration with law enforcement and school principals will occur in Kenai for three days, Aug. 27-29.
School principals will receive a one-day training Aug. 27. The following two days the school district will participate in collaborative, advanced Train the Trainer education with nearly 30 active law enforcement representatives from Kenai, Homer, Seward, and Soldotna police departments, Homer and Nikiski fire departments and several Alaska State Troopers.
ALICE offers a list of options that can be used to stay safe in the highly unlikely event of a violent intruder. According to the ALICE Training Institute website, the method is a set of proactive strategies that increase chances of survival during an armed intruder event. The ALICE training program is designed to supplement current Lock-Down or Secure-in-Place procedures used frequently in public schools.
Average retail gasoline prices in Alaska have fallen 3.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.01/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 398 gas outlets in Alaska. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.43/g.
Including the change in gas prices in Alaska during the past week, prices yesterday were 0.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 9.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 10.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 10.5 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
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