Jim Douglas of the Cooperative Extension Service has some helpful hints about end-of-season gardening chores. He also warns against sticking items into a compost pile this late in the season becuase it may not get hot enough to allow decompose materials. First, he starts with lawn care and how to get rid of that moss.
- The U.S. Coast Guard has cleaned up controversial graffiti that was found spray-painted on a World War II bunker in Unalaska last month.
- The Haines Borough Assembly sought a new direction Tuesday night over stability in its choice for the borough’s top municipal job. One of two finalists, Debra Schnabel was selected as Haines’ new borough manager, pending contract negotiations. Both candidates were local.
- Efforts by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker to try and force legislators to consider his appointments to boards, commissions and key administration posts were rebuffed Thursday in a joint session.
- The military investigation could force the retired general to forfeit hundreds of thousands of dollars to make up for payments from entities linked to foreign governments.