Juneau City Clerk Laurie Sica has been named the Municipal Clerk of the Year by the Alaska Association of Municipal Clerks.
The annual award is given for outstanding contributions to the municipal clerk profession. It’s given for professionalism and growth in the job, leadership, community involvement, and elections.
The Alaska Municipal League and Association of Municipal clerks are meeting this week in Fairbanks. In a comment on Facebook, City Attorney John Hartle said “When Laurie finished her speech, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!”
- Scientists recently announced they had found an Asian tapeworm species in pink salmon caught off the coast of the Kenai Peninsula. In a recent study, a team of scientists identified a Japanese broad tapeworm larva in pink salmon caught in Resurrection Creek near Hope. The study appears in the February issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases.
- An overdue snowmachiner, who was traveling to Fairbanks from Shungnak, by way of Huslia, has been found dead near Selawik Hot Springs. Travis Loughridge, 27, left Shungnak about noon Saturday and was expected to arrive in Fairbanks by Monday evening.
- Juneau's state legislative delegation told a half-dozen members of the Juneau Assembly on Thursday morning that the state's budget outlook isn't rosy. Democratic Sen. Dennis Egan said there are real risks to middle-class public sector jobs under threat by budget cuts.
- The Alaska Mental Health Authority's Trust Land Office is no longer pursuing action toward timber sales on Deer Mountain or land in Petersburg.