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Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly members unanimously support funding for school improvements and emergency services“I'm not a big fan of bonds and debt and taking on more payments, just in general,” Assemblymember Bill Elam said. “But, I've been to a lot of these schools now. And we really do need to get some of this stuff addressed.”
South Peninsula Hospital’s Derotha Ferraro and Public Health Nurse Lorne Carroll explored recent changes to testing during KBBI’s COVID Brief with Josh Krohn on Thursday.COVID-19 case numbers continue to climb across the lower Kenai Peninsula. But local public health officials say changes that went into effect Friday morning might discourage people from testing.
Nearly 150 wildland fires are actively burning across Alaska. There are no large wildfires in the Kenai area. But smoke from the Interior is blowing down to the region. The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation has issued a “moderate” air quality warning for Southcentral Alaska.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued several emergency orders this week. Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon and waters of the Homer City dock will be open for snagging beginning June 29 through Friday, July 1. But all sport fishing in the Ninilchik River, Deep Creek and the Anchor River will be closed through July 15.
COVID-19 case numbers continue to climb across the lower Kenai Peninsula, but local public health officials say changes that go into effect Friday might discourage people from testing; and in a health presentation to parents Tuesday, state health officials stressed the importance of getting kids vaccinated and addressed common concerns.
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