Fishing guides caught in consequences of shutdown

Cooper Landing resident Alec Lamberson had intended to take a furloughed government worker fishing Monday.

Plans changed when he and other guides received a call and email on Oct. 3 from a Kenai National Wildlife Refuge official stating that their special use permits, which allow them to provide commercial visitors services on the refuge, were suspended.

“(We) could go fishing and probably be OK,” Lamberson said. “But if they wanted to do something, they could pursue it.”

School district likely to change policy on electronic devices

Due to a new policy to be adopted by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, students may soon be able use electronic devices during school time.

Officials at KPBSD have been working since last spring to create the policy and have heard from site councils and schools. The policy committee had the text on its agenda in June and the school board had a work session on the topic in August. The district anticipates that the new policy will be in place after the October school board meeting.

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