Proposition 1 on October 5th’s municipal election ballot asks voters if the CBJ should take out a $18.7 million general obligation bond to upgrade Auke Bay Elementary School. The facility is over 40 years old and city and school district officials say it is in need of a major renovation.
- A new weather station installed on Mt. Ripinsky last month is now relaying data on weather conditions that could help hikers, climbers and skiers prepare for bad weather -- especially avalanches.
- Kids attending the Homer Folk School learn everything from making apple juice to building kayaks.
- Bethel has made more than a quarter of a million dollars from its 12 percent sales tax on alcohol since legal alcohol sales began in April.
- A National Weather Service meteorologist says warm ocean temperatures and less sea ice suggest this year's winter could be close to normal.