Juneau Campus Opposes Consolidating UA Administration

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The University of Alaska’s board of regents is considering whether to consolidate the school’s education programs into one college based in Fairbanks, a move that has drawn criticism from the university’s Juneau campus. The advisory council for University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau passed a resolution Monday expressing “overwhelming disagreement” with Johnsen’s plan. Juneau Mayor Ken Koelsch has also opposed the change, arguing that centralizing education programs in Fairbanks could potentially hurt the “long-term viability” of the University of Alaska Southeast. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/2fghis2 ) the board is expected to decide sometime this week on what university President Jim Johnsen has called a cost-saving measure. Under the single systemwide college of education, there would only be one dean, instead of the three that currently operate within the university system.last_img read more

Two Arrested In Kenai Driving Stolen Vehicle

first_imgBoth occupants of the vehicle were transported to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. Kenai Police  Lt. Ben Langham: “As a result of the traffic stop the occupants of the vehicle Kami N. Wright, age 28 of Kenai, and Sheridan L. Olson, age 27 of Kenai were arrested for vehicle theft in the first degree.” For the full story: According to Lt. Langham the vehicle was returned to the owners, and current investigation is still ongoing. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享At 4:10am, on August 22, Kenai Police conducted a traffic stop on the Kenai Spur Highway near TinkerLane. Initial investigation during the traffic stop revealed the vehicle, a 1990 black Ford Bronco, to be stolen.last_img read more

Kenai Man Arrested For Vandalizing District Attorney’s Office In Kenai

first_imgGarber was arrested and charged with two counts of Criminal Mischief 5th Degree and another two counts of Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree. Officers contacted the subject Thomas A. Garber, age 49, of Kenai. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Police Department arrested a Kenai man for vandalizing the District Attorney’s office on December 26. According to the KPD dispatch; while responding to the area, officers noticed a person vandalizing the State office building at Bidarka/Main Street Loop.center_img At 5:49 a.m., KPD received a report that the District Attorney’s office in Kenai had been vandalized. Garber was transported to Wildwood Pre-Trial Facility.last_img read more

UPDATE: Pilot In Whittier Area Plane Crash Identified

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska State Troopers have released the identity of the pilot who died in a weekend plane crash near Whittier, on Saturday. The Coast Guard’s 17th District Command Center said the center was alerted to “an overdue aircraft in the Portage Glacier area” at 3:38 p.m., Saturday. According to Alaska State Troopers,  due to weather in the area the search was hampered, however RCC and Coast Guard Helicopters were able to locate the plane crash and confirmed the sole occupant, Andrews, was deceased. Andrews was a student pilot, and left Merrill Field, in Anchorage with Valdez as his intended destination. An investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board said Andrews was flying plane number N7061W, heading east around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday when the plane crashed head-on to the side of a mountain about a half a mile south of Whittier at an altitude of 2,000 feet.center_img The Pilot has been positively identified as Brett Andrews, 31, of Anchorage. During the morning hours of May 13, DPS Helo 3 and AMRG responded to the area and successfully recovered Andrews body from the crash site. Photos provided by Alaska State Trooperslast_img read more

Deadline Approaching For Health Insurance Open Enrollment

first_imgFor information about plan prices and help choosing a plan, go to healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596. Monthly premiums in the individual market will cost an average of $770 in 2019 compared to an average of $1,043 in 2017, the state announced in August. Kevin Counihan, Marketplace CEO of Healthcare.gov: “This is open for people who are brand new to coverage and it’s open for people who already have coverage so they have a chance to shop around.” Alaskans must purchase insurance during open enrollment window, unless they experience a qualifying event like changing jobs, losing umbrella coverage from a parent’s policy because they’ve turning 26, getting married or having a baby. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The deadline for Alaskans to sign up for individual health insurance plans is Saturday, December 15.last_img read more

Winter Conditions Increase Moose-Vehicle Collision Risks

first_imgVisibility hazards are further compounded when accumulating snow forces moose into lowland areas, often around highway corridors where travel is easier and food sources more exposed. The combination can be deadly for moose and motorists alike when vehicles traveling at normalhighway speeds collide with the animals that may weigh between 500 and 1,000 pounds. Motorists involved in or who witness moose-vehicle collisions should contact Alaska State Troopers. Injured moose should be reported to the nearest Department of Fish and Game office during normal business hours. We’ve previously spoken to Fish and Game Area management Biologist Larry Lewis: “It may seem obvious, but leave a little be earlier and slowing down a little bit in the morning and when we come home at night, because now we’re going to be getting into the peak time of the year when we generally have more vehicular collisions with wildlife. That’s directly correlated with the amount of daylight we have going to work and coming home.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Motorists on the Kenai Peninsula are urged to use extra caution this time of year when traveling roadways where moose are common.last_img read more

Absentee Voting Sites Are Now Open

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Any qualified voter who expects to be absent from his/her election precinct or who will be unable to go to the precinct polling place may cast an absentee ballot. A voter who is unable to go to the polls may apply for a ballot through a personal representative beginning September 16. A qualified voter may apply for an absentee ballot by mail or by electronic transmission (fax). Voters may choose to vote absentee in person beginning September 16 up to and including Election Day.center_img SITE LOCATIONS:Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk’s Office, George A. Navarre Borough Administration Building, 144 N. Binkley, Soldotna – Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM through Election DayKenai Peninsula Borough Annex Office, 638 E. Pioneer Avenue, HomerMonday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM through Election DayHomer City Clerk’s Office, 491 E. Pioneer Avenue, HomerMonday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM through Monday, October 1stKenai City Clerk’s Office, 210 Fidalgo Avenue, KenaiMonday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM through Election DaySeldovia City Clerk’s Office, 235 Dock Street, SeldoviaMonday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM through Monday, October 1stSeward City Clerk’s Office, 410 Adams Street, SewardMonday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM through Monday, September 30th.last_img read more

City Of Kenai Extends Operation Hours For Cannabis Retailers

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai City Council adopted a new city code at their meeting on October 2 that would allow retail marijuana establishments to operate outside the hours of 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. The vote passed unanimously. Over the summer, the city’s planning and zoning commission recommended a closing time of 2 a.m. for cannabis stores following a complaint by a local resident regarding the headlights and traffic near a residential area. Appleby in the letter further states, the proposed Code change would allow the City of Kenai to customize marijuana retail store hours to meet the needs of our community as allowed under State law regarding marijuana.Alaska State Statutes prohibit consumers to access a retail marijuana stores premises or for business to be conducted between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. each day. Photo/Media provided by East Rip & the City of Kenaicenter_img The closure for retail marijuana stores between 2:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. would match regulations for hours of operation within the Kenai Peninsula Borough under Kenai Peninsula Borough Code Section 7.30.020(C)(2) and would not be any more restrictive than other neighboring jurisdictions, according to a letter to the council from Elizabeth Appleby, City Planner. Council member Henry Knackstedt: “I think the problem that we do have is that it’s not in our code, and I think we need to enforce it.”last_img read more

Disabled Vehicle On Sterling Highway Damaged, Items Stolen

first_imgThe dispatch states that while parked an unknown person(s) broke out a window and stole several items including; a gas can, ski goggles, clothing and various forms of identification.  The suspects also cut the gas tank hose and stole fuel. The amount of the stolen items is estimated at $300.00 and the damage to the vehicle is estimated at $500.00, according to the Troopers. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers responded to a disabled Chevy pickup, near mile 69, on the Sterling Highway on January 15. According to an online Trooper dispatch posted on Sunday, investigation revealed the pickup had been left overnight due to mechanical issues.center_img Anyone with information is asked to call the Alaska State Troopers at 262-4453.  The investigation is still ongoing.last_img read more

Atletico Madrid Share Spoils With Sevilla To Dent Top 4 Hopes

first_imgAtletico Madrid spurned the chance to climb into the top four in La Liga when they were held to a 2-2 draw by third-placed Sevilla in an entertaining game at the Wanda Metropolitano.Dutch striker Luuk de Jong gave the visitors the lead in the 19th minute through but Atletico levelled with a penalty from Alvaro Morata in the 32nd after a VAR review determined that Sevilla’s Diego Carlos had handled the ball.Atleti took the lead four minutes later with a heavily deflected shot from Joao Felix, only for Sevilla’s Lucas Ocampos to level from the spot right before halftime after another VAR review decided he had been fouled by Kieran Trippier.Diego Simeone’s side went all out for a winner after the interval but were unable to get past Sevilla’s impressive keeper Tomas Vaclik and had to settle for a draw which left them fifth on 45 points after 27 games. Sevilla are third on 47.RelatedLa Liga Review: Phenomenal Griezmann Scores Four As Atletico Cut Gap On Leaders BarcelonaMarch 1, 2018In “Europe”LaLiga: Messi Sinks Sevilla in 50th Career HattrickFebruary 24, 2019In “Spain”Spanish La Liga Watch: Barcelona Drop Points Again As Rivals Madrid Fail To CapitaliseDecember 3, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more