Wednesday morning, Bryantt was interviewed about his goals for this upcoming year, which will be his first as the head of the district. Already, Bryantt has concerns about the budget and teacher retention. His priority for right now, he says, is fixing the bus driver shortage.
According to district spokesperson Jillian Morrissey, the district is short about 20-30 drivers. Each school essentially has a designated “no bus” day during the week until those positions can be filled, relying on parents to provide their own student transportation.
With hay farms like Tullos Funny Farm in Soldotna yielding only half of their average, ranchers like Ben Adams - who opened 4T% Ranch just this year - are left wondering what’s going to happen to their herds.
NORAD said in the release that on two separate occasions, the office “detected, tracked and identified two Russian surveillance aircraft entering and operating within the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone.”
Nearly four years after the magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Southcentral Alaska, community and Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District leaders visited the new Houston High School building on Thursday.
In July, the Veteran Crisis Line changed after the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s old 800 number was replaced by the three-digit extension — 988. Veterans in need of help can dial the new extension and press “1″ to be directed to the appropriate call centers.