It’s time break out the tent poles and hot dog skewers — Soldotna’s campgrounds will open for business on Monday.
As the Executive President of the Alaska AFL-CIO, the state’s largest labor organization, I have watched our number of members drop by 3,000 in the last year and a half. In that same time frame, Alaska has lost around 9,000 jobs, so about a third of those jobs came from our ranks. They are evenly split between public sector and private sector workers, in nearly every field imaginable, all around the state.
Usually on Mother’s Day, we opine on the joys of motherhood. This year, we invited Clarion staff to share a thought or two on what makes their mom special, or, for the moms we work with, things about motherhood that have been special to them. Here’s what they shared:
The Kenai Peninsula Borough enthusiastically supports development of an Alaska North Slope natural gas project, in particular the current proposal that would locate the gas liquefaction plant and marine terminal in Nikiski. The long-term economic gain for residents of the borough, and the entire state, would be substantial.
Despite the wet and chilly conditions at Justin Maile Field on Saturday, there were a few fiery performances at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Track and Field championships.
The Soldotna girls soccer team defeated host Grace Christian 1-0 on Saturday.
The Nikiski and Redington soccer teams clashed Friday at Nikiski High School on senior day for the Bulldogs.
Boise State redshirt freshman Allie Ostrander finished second Saturday in the women’s 5,000-meter race at the Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field championships in Logan, Utah.
Simon Dye scored a penalty kick in extra time to secure the host Homer boys soccer team a crucial 2-2 tie against Kodiak on Friday in Northern Lights Conference Southern Division action.