Soldotna Chamber To Pursue Davis Block Center

first_imgChamber President Ryan Kapp said they’d initially tried to buy the Davis Block property next to Soldotna Creek Park, but when negotiations pushed beyond their spending limits, he was pleased to see the City take over. City Manager Mark Dixson will put together a resolution for Council approval to hold the property for five years. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Three levels of soaring windows overlooking the Kenai River, right in the heart of Soldotna, space for conferences and interpretive displays; that was the vision painted for Soldotna Councilors last Wednesday as the Chamber made their case for a new visitor’s center. The Chamber asked for five years to fully develop their plans, and Councilors seemed generally in agreement. City officials said they preferred the idea of expanding the current conference space at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex, for economic reasons, but were open to the idea of a stand-alone visitor’s center on the river. Kapp: “I think it’s just a pristine spot for it, beautiful on the river, connectivity to the boardwalk, connectivity to the park, the “downtown” of Soldotna, walkability, stores, hotel, restaurants, right there. I think it’s really a prime location.” Kapp: “It’ll be step by step. We’ll start by doing planning, obviously, which will probably entail some drawings, and some needs assessment and some further feasibility. Economic times have changed a lot since we did a couple of those studies, so we want to revisit some of that and make sure we’re doing something that makes sense under the current conditions and like any household, you want to make sure it’s within the budget and affordability. We want to be realistic, but at the same time we want to build something that we can be proud of and grow into as well.” Chamber executives said they’ve outgrown the current visitors center, with 40-50,000 tourists passing through each year. Due to underground springs and DOT restrictions, they cannot expand the existing site. Now, the Chamber wants the City to build a convention and visitor’s center on the property, with space for offices and possibly a cafe.last_img read more

In self-isolation, Neeraj Chopra urges India to act responsibly for sake of its poor

first_imgAsked what precautions he has been taking in the last few days, he said, “I am washing hands frequently, using sanitizers after touching any object and keeping myself clean. If somebody wants to speak to me, he has to first use the sanitiser and speak to me from at least 5m away. It is something new which I have not done. But these are extraordinary times.””Whiile training in Turkey, there was no fear about coronavirus as it (pandemic) had just begun (in other parts of world outside China). Turkey had few cases then, but it has changed suddenly in the last few days.”  Written By Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra says he is keeping himself busy with workouts at gym and some movie-watching during self-isolation at NIS Patiala, urging the country to behave responsibly in its fight to contain the COVID-19 pandemic for the sake of its poor. Chopra, who has qualified for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, has been ordered by Sports Authority of India (SAI) to remain self-isolated for 14 days after returning from a training stint in Turkey.Neeraj Chopra urges India to act responsibly Image credits: PTI COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Chopra urged fellow Indians to take the dreaded coronavirus outbreak seriously and follow the guidelines issued by the authorities. “People should take this pandemic seriously and follow guidelines. They should do this voluntarily like the Prime Minister’s Janata curfew. Countries in Europe are very small and they have better medical services but they are facing a huge crisis,” he reasoned. “Our country is much bigger with a lot of poor people. If our country reaches the stage 3 (of the spread of pandemic) it may really have a devastating effect. We should try and contain the disease before that happens. So, each one of us should be a responsible citizen and try to maintain social distancing.” The 22-year-old Asian and Commonwealth Games champion from a village near Panipat in Haryana said he’s is having no trouble following the government guidelines in wake of the pandemic, which has claimed over 13,000 lives globally.   “I could not have been at home and remained isolated for 14 days because there, I would have mixed up with family. Here, I can be alone, so I am trying to enjoy my time. Moreover, as an athlete it is good to follow rules and be a responsible citizen,” he added. Chopra said the “forced leisure time” is a completely different experience for him. “This is a completely different leisure time, not mixing with anybody, away from the world outside,” he said. Last Updated: 22nd March, 2020 16:18 IST In Self-isolation, Neeraj Chopra Urges India To Act Responsibly For Sake Of Its Poor Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra says he is keeping himself busy with workouts at gym and some movie-watching during self-isolation at NIS Patialacenter_img Press Trust Of India LIVE TV “I am not training at all. The gates of this hostel meant for those who have come back from foreign training have been locked. Not allowed to go anywhere but we are given an old gym to do some workout to keep ourselves fit,” Chopra told PTI on phone from Patiala.”I am enjoying my spare time listening to music, speaking on phone with family and friends, and reading a bit also. Sometimes, I watch movies on my laptop.” WATCH US LIVE First Published: 22nd March, 2020 16:18 IST FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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