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Victoria Petersen / Peninsula Clarion                                 Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Finance Director Elizabeth Hayes gives a community budget presentation to a group of community members Thursday at Soldotna High School.

School district gives community a look at budget

‘We’re looking at the budget for the next school year and how it might impact our needs.’

Victoria Petersen / Peninsula Clarion                                 Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Finance Director Elizabeth Hayes gives a community budget presentation to a group of community members Thursday at Soldotna High School.
Kenai City Hall can be seen on on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

City offers incentives for land leasing

Incentives include no lease payments for up to 5 years and option to purchase.

Kenai City Hall can be seen on on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Victoria Petersen / Peninsula Clarion                                 Ethan Satterwhite stands near a clay mask he created in an art class at Hope Community Resources in Soldotna.

An ‘awesome’ feeling

Hope art students display their craft

Victoria Petersen / Peninsula Clarion                                 Ethan Satterwhite stands near a clay mask he created in an art class at Hope Community Resources in Soldotna.
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)

Borough to get earthquake damage funds from state

The state will reimburse earthquake repairs at Hope School and Nikiski Middle/High School.

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)
Borough to tackle resolution on hate crime legislation

Borough to tackle resolution on hate crime legislation

Since January, Soldotna City Council and Kenai City Council have both passed similar resolutions.

Borough to tackle resolution on hate crime legislation
Victoria Petersen / Peninsula Clarion                                A snowmachine travels down a trail along Kalifornsky Beach Road on Tuesday near Kenai.

Storm brings heavy snowfall, avalanche warning

Total snow accumulation was expected to be between 4 and 8 inches.

Victoria Petersen / Peninsula Clarion                                A snowmachine travels down a trail along Kalifornsky Beach Road on Tuesday near Kenai.
Winter weather advisory for western peninsula

Winter weather advisory for western peninsula

Snow accumulation of 4 to 9 inches is expected.

Winter weather advisory for western peninsula
The entrance to Soldotna Community Memorial Park off of Redoubt Avenue, in Soldotna, Alaska, on Dec. 20, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Council OKs cemetery expansion funds

“Our cemetery is filling up with reservations rapidly”

The entrance to Soldotna Community Memorial Park off of Redoubt Avenue, in Soldotna, Alaska, on Dec. 20, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Students learn Russian inside an elementary school classroom at Kachemak Selo School Nov. 12, 2019, in Kachemak Selo, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

An Alaskan village’s long wait for a new school

The third and final article in a series offering snapshots of schooling in the 49th state.

Students learn Russian inside an elementary school classroom at Kachemak Selo School Nov. 12, 2019, in Kachemak Selo, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Jeremy Anderson, a former Nikiski Middle/High School music teacher convicted of sexually abusing one of his students, walks out of a Kenai courtroom Nov. 25, 2014 in Kenai. (Clarion file photo)

Former Nikiski teacher sentenced to 30 years for sexual abuse

The victim said Anderson worked to gain their trust throughout their eighth grade year.

Jeremy Anderson, a former Nikiski Middle/High School music teacher convicted of sexually abusing one of his students, walks out of a Kenai courtroom Nov. 25, 2014 in Kenai. (Clarion file photo)
Alaska breweries serve up beers at the Frozen RiverFest in Soldotna, Alaska, in February, 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Cold brews for a cold night

Frozen RiverFest enters its 6th year

Alaska breweries serve up beers at the Frozen RiverFest in Soldotna, Alaska, in February, 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
A chart showing the increase of public records requests to the Kenai Peninsula Borough. (Graphic provided by the Kenai Peninsula Borough)

Assembly extends records request response time

The number of records requests coming into the borough continues to increase annually.

A chart showing the increase of public records requests to the Kenai Peninsula Borough. (Graphic provided by the Kenai Peninsula Borough)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy is seen in this file photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Dunleavy issues disaster declaration for last year’s severe winter storms

The storms triggered power outages, road damage, harbor damage and flooding in multiple areas.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy is seen in this file photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A sign directs voters at Soldotna City Hall during the special Field House election on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Candidate qualifications ordinance postponed

Johnson said the code’s “deficiencies” were brought to his attention during the 2019 assembly election.

A sign directs voters at Soldotna City Hall during the special Field House election on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Public testimony begins this weekend for Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meeting

The Alaska Board of Fish is gearing up for their upcoming Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meeting in Anchorage, and people interested in testifying are able… Continue reading

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Erik Boraas speaks during the Celebration of Life for his father, Dr. Alan Boraas, at Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna, Alaska on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

State Rep. Gary Knopp introduces bill to change College Road to Alan Boraas Road

A state bill introduced by Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai/Soldotna, would change College Road, near Soldotna, to Alan Boraas Road, in honor of the late Kenai… Continue reading

Erik Boraas speaks during the Celebration of Life for his father, Dr. Alan Boraas, at Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna, Alaska on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Students bring topic of sustainability to school board

A call for more sustainable practices was brought to the attention of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meeting Monday. Two Soldotna… Continue reading

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$30 million bond package to address aging school facility needs

$30 million bond package to address aging school facility needs

A $30 million bond package proposal is in the works to tackle nearly 20 different deferred maintenance projects in school buildings across the peninsula, Kenai… Continue reading

$30 million bond package to address aging school facility needs
Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, rests his head on a Constitution of Alaska booklet as he listens to Donna Arduin, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Mike Barnhill, policy director for the OMB, present Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget to the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2019. Senate President Cathy Giessel, R - Anchorage, left, and Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, right, are in the background. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Proposed tax would boost school maintenance, construction

A bill that would deduct $30 a year from every worker in Alaska and pool that money to be used for maintenance and construction costs… Continue reading

Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, rests his head on a Constitution of Alaska booklet as he listens to Donna Arduin, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Mike Barnhill, policy director for the OMB, present Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget to the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2019. Senate President Cathy Giessel, R - Anchorage, left, and Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, right, are in the background. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Tammie Willis speaks at the LGTBQ Town Hall at the Soldotna Public Library in Soldotna on Jan. 4. (Brian Mazurek | Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai to vote on resolution in support of hate crime legislation

A state bill looking to expand hate crime protections to include crimes motivated by the victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity may see support from… Continue reading

Tammie Willis speaks at the LGTBQ Town Hall at the Soldotna Public Library in Soldotna on Jan. 4. (Brian Mazurek | Peninsula Clarion)