FYI – News briefs & announcements – April 22

Anchor Point hires new fire chief Retired city of Atlanta Fire Rescue Department Captain Al Terry has been hired by Anchor Point Fire and EMS to replace outgoing chief, James Dycus. Terry’s anticipated start date is May 18, and Assistant Chief Doug Loshbaugh will serve as acting chief until Terry’s arrival. Condo appeal deadline extended […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – April 15

Homer Pick.Click.Give. raises over $90,000 Some 25 percent more Alaskans made Pick.Click.Give. donations when filing online for the 2015 PFD this year, creating an overall growth of 20 percent more charitable contributions than last year. Homer saw 1,424 donors raise $93,275.00 in 2015. Top fund raisers were Cook Inletkeepter with 225 donors and $15,175.00, and […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – April 8

Fish and Game committee meeting The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet 6 p.m. April 14 at the NERRS building. On the agenda is a report on the recent board meetings attended by Tom Hagberg, a discussion on submitting out-of-cycle proposals and any other resource-related topics brought forth by the committee or public […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – April 1

Experience ‘One Lord Sunday’ “One Lord Sunday” will be held April 19 at 11 a.m. in the Homer High gymnasium. A group of Homer churches will be celebrating together and everyone is welcome. HEA requests rate changes Homer Electric Association has requested a rate increase in its filings with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. HEA […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – March 25

This is only a test Alaska will conduct a “live code” test of the State’s emergency alert system at approximately 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 25. The State’s Emergency Alert and NOAA Weather Radio systems will deliver a test tsunami warning message. While the message will be a “test” message, codes used to activate the system […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – March 18

Officials to test tsunami warning system In connection with Tsunami Preparedness Week, the NOAA’s National Weather Service, the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Alaska Broadcasters Association plan to conduct a test of the tsunami warning communications system on Wednesday, March 25 at 10:15 a.m.  The test will be broadcast on […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – March 11

KESA Board meeting March 12 The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board will holding its regular monthly board meeting on Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the new fire station at 65705 Diamond Ridge Road. The public is welcome. For more information, call 235-9811. HCOA looks to fill 2 positions […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – March 4

Science conference held Island and Ocean Visitor Center will host a three-day Kachemak Bay Science Conference March 5-7. Presentations include scientific and traditional ecological knowledge relevant to Kachemak Bay and its surrounding coasts and waters. For more information, check out Sen. Gary Stevens comes to visit Local Alaska State Senator Gary Stevens will host […]

News briefs & announcements – Feb. 25

Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board will hold a special meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 26. The meeting will be held at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, Mile 12, East End Road. The agenda will be posted at the fire station and the KPB Annex Building on Pioneer Avenue in Homer. The public is welcome to attend. Call 235-9811 for more information.

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Feb. 18

New Alaska minimum wage effective Feb. 24 Alaska’s minimum wage will increase from the current $7.75 an hour, to $8.75 an hour on Feb. 24. An estimated 16,000 Alaska jobs currently pay $8.75 or less. While the voter-approved Ballot Measure 3 called for a Jan. 1 increase, in accordance with the Alaska Constitution, the effective […]

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