After ruling, next step in salmon management unclear

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 22:26

State and federal managers don’t yet know what to expect after the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a 2011 decision by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to remove several Alaska salmon fisheries from federal management plans.

With several regulatory meetings on the...

Glenese Pettey: Always consider what's best for Kenai

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 16:48

It will be my goal to faithfully represent the interests of the citizens of Kenai. When considering issues affecting you and our city, I will always consider the budget and what is best for Kenai. I have made Kenai my home for the past 26 years. My husband, Jay, and I have 3 grown children. My...

Bob McIntosh: City must listen to residents

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 16:48

I would like to address two issues that need close attention over the next three years. City finances in light of declining state funds and citizen interaction with the city.

City finances in light of declining state funds:

We should take a close look at the...

Christine Hutchison: Kenai needs to be responsive to residents

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 16:48

As a Candidate for a Kenai City Council position, I believe it is important for each of us to be involved somehow in our government to keep ourselves and the people around us informed. Thereby, those people might be inspired to become equally informed and involved themselves.

Involvement...

Jim Glendening: Eager to listen, plan ahead

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 16:48

I look forward to the opportunity to serve the citizens of Kenai as a member of the Kenai City Council. I am excited for our city and the unlimited opportunities we will have in the future.

You can always count on me to be accessible, effective and committed to the future growth of Kenai...

Jason Floyd: Provide residents with best possible environment

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 16:48

The role of a parent is to provide their child the best possible environment for healthy physical, social and emotional development. While parents provide children an immeasurable amount of service they are not elected, nor is a family a form of Democratic Republic. Parents receive authority...

What others say: Mark Begich for Interior Secretary

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 16:47

We heard last week that some Alaskans — including some here in Juneau — are asking Mark Begich to launch a write-in campaign for U.S. Senate.

We’d like them to think bigger. We’d like him to be Secretary of the Interior.

Now, we know that’s out of our hands to a large extent. Hillary...

Q&A: Kenai council candidates share views

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 16:39

1. Does the new comprehensive plan reflect your vision for Kenai’s future development?

Jason Floyd: The Comprehensive plan has been developed under a series of city meetings and with the limited input of a small minority of local residents and...

Holt brings level headed approach to government

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 10:22

In these times of budget cuts and uncertainty I’m asking friends and neighbors to vote to elect Bill Holt to the borough assembly. I’m supporting him because he has common sense, is level headed, understands the budget process and how borough policies and ordinances impact citizens, businesses...

Bookworm Sez: Cool Nature

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 10:38

The rocks on the ground outside your door are pretty awesome.

Just by looking at them, you can tell what kind of rocks they are and where they came from. You also know a little about biology, astronomy, and what makes you tick, so why not learn more by reading “Cool Nature” by Amy-Jane...