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Erik Hansen Scout Park can be seen here in Kenai, Alaska on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

1,000 still without power after heavy snow

The longest running outage is on the Fisherman’s Road area of Nikiski.

 

Pete Kineen, a neighbor of the proposed Beachcomber LLC gravel pit, stands on his deck and points to where the pit could be, on May 2, 2019, in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Gravel pit ordinance fails, will be reconsidered next year

Gravel pit owners and homeowners near existing pits both spoke in opposition to the ordinance.

 

Erik Hansen Scout Park can be seen here in Kenai, Alaska on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Snowfall tops 1 foot in some areas

Alaska DOT has new snowplow safety information and resources on their website.

 

Virginia Morgan takes the Oath of Office to serve District 6 representing Cooper Landing, Hope, Moose Pass, and Seward schools on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (Photo courtesy Pegge Erkeneff/Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)

Virginia Morgan appointed to vacant school board seat

The District 6 opened when Martha Fleming stepped down last month.

Virginia Morgan takes the Oath of Office to serve District 6 representing Cooper Landing, Hope, Moose Pass, and Seward schools on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (Photo courtesy Pegge Erkeneff/Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)
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                                Snow drifts can be seen along the roadway in Kalifornsky.

Heavy snow hits peninsula

An overnight measurement taken Monday showed nearly 10 inches had fallen.

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                                Snow drifts can be seen along the roadway in Kalifornsky.
Nikiski Fire Station #2 can be seen here on July 15 in Nikiski. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion

More money needed for Nikiski fire station

An ordinance asks that $1 million in additional appropriations be made for the project.

Nikiski Fire Station #2 can be seen here on July 15 in Nikiski. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion
Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission Chairman Blair Martin, Vice Chairman Robert Ruffner and Parliamentarian Rick Foster facilitate discussions on a gravel pit permit application on Monday, June 24, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Ordinance would affect gravel pit operations

Several of the proposed code changes were first explored in the borough’s Material Site Workgroup.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission Chairman Blair Martin, Vice Chairman Robert Ruffner and Parliamentarian Rick Foster facilitate discussions on a gravel pit permit application on Monday, June 24, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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Pierce makes appointments to anadromous work group

The work group includes members from the assembly, planning commission and 5 members of the public.

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Cracks in the road at Mile 19 of the Kenai Spur Highway can be seen after the Nov. 30, 2018, earthquake. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tyonek school to receive disaster funds

Tebughna School lost ceiling tiles in the gym after the November 2018 7.1 magnitude earthquake.

Cracks in the road at Mile 19 of the Kenai Spur Highway can be seen after the Nov. 30, 2018, earthquake. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Potential for heavy snow Wednesday

A frontal system moving over Southcentral may bring moderate to heavy accumulating snow.

Kenaitze to recieve federal grant for bus service

The transit administration is awarding $423 million in transit infrastructure grants nationwide.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets to discuss school safety during a work session Monday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School board to interview applicants for vacant seat

There are four applicants for the District 6 vacancy — which covers the eastern peninsula.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets to discuss school safety during a work session Monday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
John O’Brien was recognized as the Advocate of the Year at a statewide school counselor conference. (Photo courtesy of the Pegge Erkeneff/Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)

Superintendent O’Brien recognized as ‘Advocate of the Year’

‘Perhaps one of the most meaningful awards that I have received’

John O’Brien was recognized as the Advocate of the Year at a statewide school counselor conference. (Photo courtesy of the Pegge Erkeneff/Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)
A map released Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, shows Alaska drought conditions. (Image via United State Drought Monitor)

Peninsula emerges from drought

The Kenai Peninsula was first categorized by the U.S. Drought Monitor as abnormally dry on July 9.

A map released Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, shows Alaska drought conditions. (Image via United State Drought Monitor)
Areas burned by the Swan Lake Fire can be seen from Vista Trail at Upper Skilak Campground on Oct. 6, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Trails, campgrounds, cabins and a road still remain closed in wake of fire

The Swan Lake Fire burned more than 160,000 acres of forest before it was contained this fall.

Areas burned by the Swan Lake Fire can be seen from Vista Trail at Upper Skilak Campground on Oct. 6, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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ACLU: State prisons are overcrowded

Wildwood Correctional Center in Kenai was over maximum capacity for more than 200 days.

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Cities back online sales tax initiative

Sales tax revenues help support government services in both Kenai and Soldotna.

A new sign welcoming people to the City of Soldotna is photographed on May 1, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Two candidates file for Soldotna mayoral election

John Nels Anderson died in September while serving as mayor.

A new sign welcoming people to the City of Soldotna is photographed on May 1, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission Chairman Blair Martin, Vice Chairman Robert Ruffner and Parliamentarian Rick Foster facilitate discussions on Monday, June 24, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai, Soldotna accepting applications for planning and zoning commission vacancies

Commissioners deliberate land use development requests and make recommendations.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission Chairman Blair Martin, Vice Chairman Robert Ruffner and Parliamentarian Rick Foster facilitate discussions on Monday, June 24, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, Alaska, as seen on Feb. 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Judicial council nominates applicants for Homer, Kenai court vacancies

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has 45 days to choose from nominated applicants and make appointments.

The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, Alaska, as seen on Feb. 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)