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By and large, kids have little direct impact on the economy. Oh sure, Mom and Dad spend a lot on them, but with little disposable income of their own, school kids’ spending power is limited.

This week on Econ 919, Jay Barrett tells us how the people at Junior Achievement are training today’s kids to be tomorrow’s financially responsible and productive members of society.


Redoubt Reporter

 

Strategic plans help guide organizations of nearly all types, from non-profits to for-profits, municipalities and even departments within a municipality. The Soldotna Library is putting together its own plan to establish goals over the next couple years.

 


Kenai Performers

  Opening tonight for its second weekend at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium is a new generation of Disney musical, presented by the Kenai Performers. Directed by Terri Zoph, “Shrek: The Musical” has most in common with the first of the animated Shrek films.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved with unanimous consent last week a resolution supporting the accelerated passage of the education bill in the Alaska State Legislature this year.

“What that is, we’re going to this resolution, if it passes, to the legislators saying, ‘Hey, if you can get us early funding in so we don’t have to lay teachers off, or pink slip teachers, before the budget process, it would be a great help to us,” said Assemblyman Brent Hibbert.

The tally on the dozen signs along Kenai Peninsula roads that records the number of moose killed in automobile collisions is relatively low this winter. 

Currently standing at 48, Tom Netschert of the local Safari Club International will change it again in early this month when he gets the latest update.

“In regards to the roadkill, yes. We update them each month. That’s part of our project with SCI. Conservation, public safety project with the state (to) keep people informed on what’s going on on the roads,” he said.

Central Area Rural Transit System

 

Public transportation on the Kenai Peninsula can leave a lot to be desired, especially compared to more urban areas of the state. That’s one reason why CARTS, the Central Area Rural Transit System, is holding some public meetings next week, to get suggestions on what could work better and more efficiently.

 

The city of Soldotna has drafted a letter in response to the Kenai River Special Mangement Area board’s own letter to the state offering its opinion on turbidity issues on the Kenai river.

 

Oral arguments were supposed to be heard this week in Anchorage Superior Court regarding the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s invocation policy. But as has been the pattern since the suit was initially filed more than a year ago, this will have to wait.

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After five years of disappointment, the Alaska Cancer Action Network is hoping this is the year all workplaces in the state will be declared smoke-free.


Friday is the deadline for those seeking to have their name appear on the Homer Electric Association board of directors ballot. There are three seats available, starting with District 1, Nikiski, Kenai and parts of Soldotna, said Bruce Shelly, the co-op’s member services director.

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