Victoria Petersen

Rep. Gary Knopp speaks to a sold-out Joint Chamber Breakfast On Friday, in Kenai. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Knopp addresses concerns with budget at Chamber Breakfast

Knopp said his goal was to create a functioning House

 

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean Dusek waits to talk and answer the public’s questions in the back room of Veronica’s Cafe in Kenai on Friday. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

District begins search for new superintendent

A successful candidate will have outstanding educational leadership and advocacy skills

 

Escape Route, a road connecting the towns of Kenai and Nikiski on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, is photographed on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough may swap roads with state

Borough would trade ownership and maintenance of nine state-maintained roads for Escape Route road

 

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks with his cabinet members at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Dunleavy releases budget

Proposed cuts could impact university system, public schools

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks with his cabinet members at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai, and Rep. Dave Talerico, R-Healy, sit next to each other after Knopp voted not to confirm Talerico as Speaker of the House on Tuesday. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

District 30 asks Knopp to organize or resign

Knopp said he is definitely not going to resign

Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai, and Rep. Dave Talerico, R-Healy, sit next to each other after Knopp voted not to confirm Talerico as Speaker of the House on Tuesday. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
District employees leave the Betty J. Glick Borough Assembly Chambers during the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Education Board meeting in Soldotna, Alaska on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, to rally for a fair contract. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Educators call for action

District staff rally at school board meeting, talk of a strike

District employees leave the Betty J. Glick Borough Assembly Chambers during the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Education Board meeting in Soldotna, Alaska on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, to rally for a fair contract. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
After construction workers removed siding from the facade of the Kenai Municipal Airport, a mural with iconic Kenai images like fishing nets, the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox chapel and a dog musher, was revealed on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska.(Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Airport mural to be immortalized in photos

The mural depicts peninsula icons, like a Russian Orthodox Church, a dog musher and a fishing net.

After construction workers removed siding from the facade of the Kenai Municipal Airport, a mural with iconic Kenai images like fishing nets, the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox chapel and a dog musher, was revealed on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska.(Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Robert Gibson of Cooper Landing picks barley by hand at a small barley field planted by the Kenai Peninsula Borough in a vacant gravel pit on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Cooper Landing, Alaska. Gibson uses three different methods to pick the barley, including using a scythe and a hand sickle. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough seeks to grow local agriculture

Borough forming agricultural land program, seeking letters

Robert Gibson of Cooper Landing picks barley by hand at a small barley field planted by the Kenai Peninsula Borough in a vacant gravel pit on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Cooper Landing, Alaska. Gibson uses three different methods to pick the barley, including using a scythe and a hand sickle. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Packages move along a conveyor belt at the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey, on June 7. (Bloomberg/Photo by Bess Adler)

Amazon now collecting borough sales tax

Borough estimates online tax collection could produce $1.5 million in sales tax revenue annually.

Packages move along a conveyor belt at the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey, on June 7. (Bloomberg/Photo by Bess Adler)
Assembly member Willy Dunne, speaks in support of education at the Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Education dominates assembly meeting

Talk of education dominated public comment at Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. Employees of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District have been negotiating a… Continue reading

Assembly member Willy Dunne, speaks in support of education at the Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Data shows the borough’s annual unemployment rate through the years. (Graphic by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

State employment down slightly

Borough unemployment down from recent years

Data shows the borough’s annual unemployment rate through the years. (Graphic by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
From left, board members Jackie Swanson and Alex Zerbinos and manager Jean Warrick pose at Bishop’s Attic in Soldotna on Friday. The thrift shop has seen an increase in donations and uses the items to give back to the community. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Receiving and giving

Area thrift stores see rise in donations

From left, board members Jackie Swanson and Alex Zerbinos and manager Jean Warrick pose at Bishop’s Attic in Soldotna on Friday. The thrift shop has seen an increase in donations and uses the items to give back to the community. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Pot shop rules start to take shape. (Image credit: File photo)

Local cannabis retailers react to Dunleavy marijuana board appointments

Kenai cannabis community shows concerns with Dunleavy control board appointment

Pot shop rules start to take shape. (Image credit: File photo)

Borough to consider naming lake

Borough set to review potential naming of remote lake

Borough seeks extra seat on state gas development board

Borough may seek additional seat on state MAGP board

Assembly looks to begin census process

Resolution supporting 2020 census efforts on borough’s agenda

Paved sidewalks are trails are maintained at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Soldotna, on Wednesday, after the partial government shutdown ended last Friday. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai refuge spared shutdown damage

Refuge back on normal schedule after shutdown

Paved sidewalks are trails are maintained at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Soldotna, on Wednesday, after the partial government shutdown ended last Friday. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a news conference in Juneau, Alaska, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a news conference in Juneau, Alaska, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

After shutdown ends, federal workers pick up the pieces

Federal employees return to work after longest shutdown in history