Wednesday 9/5Audio PlayerJennifer-0905.mp3VmJennifer-0905.mp300:00RPdBorough Assembly Supports Residents Right To Vote On Annexation, Excise Tax On Tobacco Products Taken Off The Table, KPBSD Reports Increase In Homeless Students, September Designated As Hunger Action Month Thursday 9/6Audio PlayerJennifer-0906.mp3VmJennifer-0906.mp300:00RPdOlson Announces Write-In Campaign For Borough Assembly, Early Numbers Show Decline In Enrollment For KPBSD, Alyeska Pipeline To Cut Workforce By 10 Percent, Should We Be Concerned About Bacteria In The Kenai? Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on September 14th, 2018 at 07:25 amThe KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Tuesday 9/4Audio PlayerTuesday-0904.mp3VmTuesday-0904.mp300:00RPdThe Division Of Elections Has Certified The 2018 Primary Election, FERC Announced New Date For EIS Schedule For AK LNG Project, Soldotna Elks Donated $4,000 Worth Of School Supplies To KPBSD, CES Crews Filled Their Boots To Benefit MDA Monday 9/3Closed Friday 9/7Audio PlayerJennifer-0907.mp3VmJennifer-0907.mp300:00RPdGillham Officially Launches Write-In Campaign For Senate District O, 1,353 Pounds Of Metal Was Collected On Kenai Beaches, Borough Has No Backup Plan For K-Selo School Funding, Freedom House Begins Expansion Of Hope Wing
In a release from the borough, this declaration follows the City of Seward’s declaration of emergency also released today. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce has declared a state of emergency for the Kenai Peninsula Borough due to flooding events affecting the Kenai Peninsula Borough. Communities included in the borough declaration are City of Seward, Bear Creek and Lowell Point, all within the Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area boundaries. Local resources are addressing impacts caused by storm water and debris that is damaging roads, bridges and public facilities. The assembly will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday, October 17, at 2pm, at the borough building in Soldotna. The declaration has been formally submitted to Governor Walker. With the governor’s approval, the State of Alaska Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management will provide assistance to the borough and to affected areas as directed.
Queen plans to address her concerns with the Soldotna City Council at their meeting on Wednesday: “I’d like to be able to respond to the board and let them know that we have some concerns about how the process went down. That’s a decision I will make with our mayor and council.” In March 2018, the board voted to hold the UCI area meeting on the Kenai Peninsula. The vote taken on Friday was a reversal of that decision. Soldotna City Manager Stephanie Queen: “After the board made the decision back in March of last year to come down to the Peninsula for the 2020 meeting we’ve been planning and making preparations to host the meetings in the Kenai-Soldotna area. We’ve been coordinating with Kenai and making some plans at having those meetings at the Sports Center. So, we were completely caught off guard when we found out that they would be revising that decision.” Board chair Reed Morisky said there was interest in revisiting the decision, because Anchorage is central, and is home to many fishery user groups and has a greater capacity to house and hold the meeting attendees. Queen along with city officials from Kenai attended the meeting on Friday in Anchorage to talk to the board members about their concerns with moving the location of the meeting back to Anchorage. Kenai City Manager Paul Ostrander: “When we got there we were told that they were going to postpone that vote and hold it later in month. We talked to all of the board members and spent a couple of hours up there, and when they convened for lunch we confirmed with the chair that they were not going to hold that vote that day. We were concerned that we should probably stay around if they were going to have a vote, but since we were assured they wouldn’t hold the vote and that we could leave, we did. By the time we got back Soldotna we found out that they did in fact hold the vote.” Ostrander said that all parties involved are concerned with the process that was followed by the board: “We want to bring to their attention that we don’t feel that the process that they followed was appropriate, and I think we would like to see them reconsider that vote in recognition that the process that they followed was flawed.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In a surprise vote, the Board of Fisheries voted 4-3 to relocate the Upper Cook Inlet 2020 regulatory meeting from the Kenai Peninsula back to Anchorage. The city managers from Kenai and Soldotna submitted ‘record copy comments’ to the board stating they had already started to make plans with their communities to host the board on the peninsula. Soldotna area Board of Fisheries member Robert Ruffner spoke out at the meeting on Friday about the process the board went through, partially the lack of public notice, on the vote: “I was standing there when they were told that we would not be taking this up today, they went home, the Mayor of my town went home. So, I will just ask my other board members to see if you think that’s a fair process, and you can vote your conscience on whether that’s fair or not. To me this is unfair, my community has been asking for this for over a decade.”
Back Stage East and Back Stage West—the weekly New York and Los Angeles entertainment industry magazines for aspiring actors—have been combined into one national edition, publisher Nielsen Business Media announced Friday.“This is the first step in the transformation of Back Stage as we re-position the brand to maintain our leadership position in our vertical in print, digital and face-to-face,” Backstage vice president Jeff Black said in a statement.Back Stage East, which was launched in 1960, had a circulation of 15,000. Launched in 1994, Back Stage West carried a 10,000 circ. The national edition will effectively combine both circulations to 25,000. “We responded to our advertisers’ desire to reach a broader audience and our readers’ desire to receive news, information and resources that are relevant to both coasts,” a Nielsen spokesperson wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO: “Actors today are bicoastal, so New York-based actors are just as interested in reading about casting notices and other opportunities in Los Angeles as they are about ones in New York, and vice versa.”The combination of the two editions was not made due to financial difficulties at the magazines, according to the publisher. While declining to offer specific figures, the spokesperson said ad revenue at Back Stage is ahead of budget in 2008.Earlier this year, Back Stage launched a weekly digital edition of the magazine. Today, the online version has about 25,000 paid subscribers.
Earlier this week, we reported that Ziff Davis Media will no longer publish the print edition of its flagship PC Magazine, deciding instead to focus on its Web site and new digital network. The January issue of the magazine will be its last.The same fate could be in store for Ziff’s Electronic Gaming, according to CEO Jason Young . He told the New York Times that the tech publisher is “considering” taking the video game magazine to a digital-only format, but “would not make a decision before the end of the year.”Through the first half of 2008, Electronic Gaming saw its monthly total paid and non-paid circulation fall 10.5 percent to 602,477, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations’s Fas-Fax report. Ad revenue/pages weren’t immediately clear as Electronic Gaming isn’t tracked by the Publishers Information Bureau. Ad pages at PC Magazine were down about 25 percent in 2008, Young told FOLIO:, although he claimed the magazine was still profitable. Its total paid and verified circulation had slipped 8.8 percent during the first half of 2008, according to the ABC.While it’s unfortunate that publishers are being forced to shutter their print magazines, the fact is that some tech titles, including PC Magazine (and perhaps Electronic Gaming), may live a better, more profitable life online.