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There’s still a lot scientists don’t know about what warming waters could mean for salmon. So gathering temperature data in those systems has become a hot topic. This month, one of the first studies in Alaska was published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. It’s a small part of a larger effort to design a statewide database on all things salmon. 

Photo by KBBI.

A memorandum aimed at finding cuts in the Homer Public Library’s budget was voted down Tuesday. The memorandum, put forth by council member Tom Stroozas, would have directed the Library Advisory Board to examine how to cut the library’s budget by 5 to 15 percent.

The advisory board doesn’t meet during the summer. Stroozas amended the motion to have Library Director Ann Dixon explore cuts instead, but that was voted down.

Alaska State Representative Paul Seaton of Homer stopped by  KBBI studios for a conversation with Carolyn Norton on Friday, May 26th.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - May 29, 2017

May 29, 2017

Ac'irluni: Feel the groove

Ac'iqii cauyarngata Iwanunkut wamngata.

Translation:
The music sure got into John when they played music.
 

Courtesy of the Homer Police Department

The Homer City Council will examine recommendations to build a new police station during its regular meeting May 30. The Police Station Building Task Force voted Tuesday to recommend constructing a new facility near Waddell Way just north of the post office.

The panel also weighed whether to expand the current police station, which was built in the 1980s. Task force member Coletta Walker said the city-owned Waddell site had great access on all sides and seemed like the logical choice.

Image courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

About 200 Anchorage teachers received pink slips Wednesday after Alaska’s Legislature missed its 90-day deadline to solidify the budget. As uncertainty over teachers’ job security around the state grows, teaching staff on Kenai Peninsula are retaining theirs. But, 30 unfilled positions are still in limbo.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week for May 22, 2017

May 25, 2017

Alakaa ai: Gee whiz

Alakaa ai, nutann kiimi piturtua sarsalua!

 Translation:

Gee whiz,  I'm just now eating and having tea!

Shahla Farzan / KBBI

An Anchorage Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday against three Homer City Council members seeking to halt a recall election next month. Council members Donna Aderhold, David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds are subjects of a recall election sparked over two resolutions they crafted and sponsored. The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska represented the council members and is still weighing the possibility of an appeal.

Utqiagvik, the city formally know as Barrow, AK
Courtesy of Wikipedia

A handful of research and conservation groups received a grant this month that will fund a program aimed at engaging students in western and northern villages in real-world problem solving. The two-year grant will train teachers to integrate climate change adaption, oil spill response and several other hazards facing their communities into their classroom.

Image Courtesy of the City of Homer

An Anchorage Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday against three Homer City Council members seeking to halt a recall election next month. Council members Donna Aderhold, David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds are subjects of a recall election sparked over two resolutions they crafted and sponsored.

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