Bagley: Changes mean new challenges, new ideas

Our current City Manager, Larry Semmens is retiring September 30th and he will be missed. He had done a great job getting our City finances in order and has given us tools to help us understand the City’s needs. Larry will be missed. At the same time I am excited about Mark Dixson coming on board as our new City Manager. With Mayor Micciche moving on to the Alaska Senate we will have a change in the Mayor’s position soon and there are basically two new City Councilmembers as well. So there is a lot of turnover right now and which brings both challenges and new ideas. The City Council, Mayor and Administration have had a great relationship and I see that continuing into the future.

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Wed, 07/26/2017 - 12:00

Op-Ed: A plan to save Social Security

It is no secret that what the major media seem to care most about is radically different from what concerns average Americans. While the inside... Read more

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 11:58

Letter to the editor: Catch and release better for opportunity than fish

The hook and release article overlooked many studies on hook and release mortality and reference Bendock circa 1997. Rather than suggest real solutions, ie, drift... Read more

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 11:58

Letter to the editor: Support sensible vapor product regulation

As a storeowner in Kenai, the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new vapor product regulations hit close to home. Unless Congress takes action, I will... Read more

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 11:57

Last-minute agreement by Legislature helps ease fiscal crisis

It’s rare for the Legislature to provide a welcome surprise these days, but one came Saturday with the passage of a compromise deal on oil... Read more