Mariner Pride

  Photo by Don Pitcher Lady Mariner Megan Pitzman battles opponents from Anchorage Christian School and Seward.

Radio pirate arrested

An Anchor Point man with a history of illegally broadcasting on pirate radio stations has been charged by the FBI for making on-air threats against law enforcement.
Larry Clarence Volz, Jr., 58, was arrested Thursday by the FBI and charged with “unlawful possession of a firearm by a mental defective person or person who been committed to a mental institution.”

State warns of winter road maintenance cutbacks

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is cautioning motorists to be prepared for winter driving conditions — especially this year, as maintenance will be reduced on state roads.
ADOT announced at the end of last week that it would be cutting back on winter maintenance in response to budget cuts.

Preparedness classes focus on coastal communities

The communities of Kachemak Bay have one thing in common — they are all coastal communities, a fact that brings with it some inherent risks that those in the Interior don’t face.
Two classes this month will help residents explore and prepare for those coastal risks, from tsunamis to climate change impacts. And better yet, they are free.
The classes, titled “Tsunami Awareness” and “Coastal Community Resilience” are presented by the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center run through the University of Hawaii and funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They will be held Oct. 20 and 21 respectively from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.

Pratt announces bear art/science exhibit

The Pratt Museum recently announced a new art/science collaborative project that focuses on the brown and black bears of the Lower Cook Inlet Region. In the month of October, the museum will host a series of talks and presentations about bears, featuring biologists, wildlife managers, ecotourism professionals and Native cultural specialists. This series will span […]

FYI – News Briefs & Announcements – Oct.7

Homer hosts Parks and Rec Conference The 40th-annual Alaska Recreation and Park Association Conference will be held Oct. 8-9 at Land’s End in Homer. The conference is open to the public and provides many educational opportunities that promote the benefits of parks, recreation and wildlands. It also provides a forum to exchange ideas. Check out […]

Saddling up for endurance horse ride

“Endurance sport” plus “animals” in Alaska usually means dog mushing. And that’s true for Iditarod veteran Jane Adkins. But for the past five years, it has also meant horse riding.
While there is no shortage of rodeo events for horse enthusiasts around the state, Adkins has instead spent her mushing “offseason” participating in endurance-themed equestrian challenges that hold a similar appeal as covering 1,000 miles by dog team.

Library offers ideas for ‘Raising a Reader’

Welcome to Raising a Reader! Each month, this column will feature information to help you include everyday literacy in your family’s daily routine, supporting your young readers. Here are a few tips for raising a reader by reading, talking, playing, singing and writing with your child. Early Literacy Tip: Reading with young children every day […]

Community News – Oct. 7, 2015

Swartz honored at education conference Kenai Peninsula College’s KBC director Carol Swartz was honored by the Alaska Adult Education Association at their Sept. 25 annual conference. Of the five awards presented by AAEA, KPC received four of them for their outstanding work supporting Adult Basic Education. Swartz was selected as the recipient of the John […]

Avoid emotional investment decisions

by Edward Jones Matthew North Financial Advisor What’s the biggest obstacle to your ability to invest successfully? Is it the ups and downs of the financial markets? Political events? The fact that you weren’t born rich? Actually, the chief hurdle you face is something over which you have control: your own emotions. Your emotions can […]

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