While the melting snow is a nice thing to see after a long winter, the trash that remains is not. When roadside snow piles are replaced with heaps of yellow trash bags, it is officially time for area clean-up festivities.
With the adoption of its fiscal year 2014 annual budget on Wednesday, Kenai City Council will raise the city's dipnet fishery fees, Vintage Pointe Manor rent, its water and sewer rates, and make changes to its employee health insurance.
Snow. Rain. Wind. Temperatures below freezing. It was a state track meet few will soon forget Friday and Saturday at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks. "The weather was unbelievable," Soldotna coach Pat Nolden said.
Now that I have more than 65 years of fishing behind me and lots of time to think about things, I've figured out that my most memorable times were not when the biggest fish were caught, but when catching a fish was completely unexpected.
About half-way through the Friday night showing of this week’s literary adaptation-extraordinare, an earnest red-haired boy snuck out of his seat and duck-walked across the aisle to tap my wife, his high-school English teacher, on the shoulder. He had a clarifying question to ask about “Gatsby,” just like he might on any typical weekday afternoon, and yet, instead of being in class, here he was, out with his friends, watching a splashy summer movie on its opening weekend.