Victoria Petersen

A sign directs voters at Soldotna City Hall during the special Field House election on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Ordinance would extend residency requirements for local office

The ordinance would require candidates to have lived in the borough for one year.

A sign directs voters at Soldotna City Hall during the special Field House election on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Record request deadline could be extended to 10 days

Record request deadline could be extended to 10 days

Ten days is the time limit for a response enforced by the State of Alaska and the Mat-Su Borough.

Record request deadline could be extended to 10 days
Driving through White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

El Paso or bust

It was minus 22 when we left for the Anchorage airport earlier this month. It was a sunny, beautiful drive north. The kind of bitter-cold… Continue reading

Driving through White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Snowfall boosts area avalanche hazard

The snowpack in the mountain needs time to adjust to the heavy snow load.

Blizzard warning issued for Turnagain pass area

Blizzard warning issued for Turnagain pass area

Warning issued for the Turnagain Pass area, as well as Whittier, Seward, Girdwood and Moose Pass.

Blizzard warning issued for Turnagain pass area
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Event to Solarize the Kenai kicks off

The project that gathers a group of solar power customers to ensure discounts on installment.

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The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly takes on political speech

The assembly passed a resolution supporting and calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough asks residents to weigh in

The survey asks residents how they perceive the borough.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The industrial area of Nikiski, featuring a refinery and currently mothballed LNG and fertilizer plants, was selected by the producer-led consortium of the Alaska LNG Project before the state took over in 2017. (Photo/File/AJOC)

Borough OKs funds for legal help on LNG project

The firm is supporting the borough’s efforts to keep Nikiski as the ideal location for LNG project.

The industrial area of Nikiski, featuring a refinery and currently mothballed LNG and fertilizer plants, was selected by the producer-led consortium of the Alaska LNG Project before the state took over in 2017. (Photo/File/AJOC)
A sign directs voters at Soldotna City Hall during the special Field House election on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna to mark centennial of women’s vote

Marge Mullen will be the featured speaker at the event.

A sign directs voters at Soldotna City Hall during the special Field House election on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough looks to manage facilities in more efficent way

The borough assembly appropriated funds to cover costs of facility management strategic planning.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai River meets Kenai Lake on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

State Kenai River board recruiting members

The advisory board provides state park managers with recommendations of the special management area

The Kenai River meets Kenai Lake on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from above on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Alaska Wildland Fire Information)

Borough to test alert system

The test will take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24.

The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from above on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Alaska Wildland Fire Information)
The Kenai Peninsula residence hall on Poppy Lane in Soldotna can be seen on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The hall will go on one-year hiatus beginning this summer.

KPC to shut down dorm this summer

The one-year hiatus will begin June 30.

The Kenai Peninsula residence hall on Poppy Lane in Soldotna can be seen on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The hall will go on one-year hiatus beginning this summer.
Former Kenai Peninsula Borough municipal elections candidate John Quick is seen in this undated photo. Quick was ordered to pay a maximum penalty fine of $300 for violating a campaign law. (Courtesy photo)

Quick ordered to pay $300 fine for campaign law violation

The Alaska Public Offices Commission released its staff report and corresponding penalties regarding the 2019 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly campaign of Nikiski’s John Quick. The… Continue reading

Former Kenai Peninsula Borough municipal elections candidate John Quick is seen in this undated photo. Quick was ordered to pay a maximum penalty fine of $300 for violating a campaign law. (Courtesy photo)
In this 2007 file photo, an oil transit pipeline runs across the tundra to flow station at the Prudhoe Bay oil field on Alaska’s North Slope. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

Alaskans flock to register for PFD

As of Saturday night, 101,266 had filed.

In this 2007 file photo, an oil transit pipeline runs across the tundra to flow station at the Prudhoe Bay oil field on Alaska’s North Slope. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
Visitor guides await travelers at the Kenai Municipal Airport, Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tourism council gets funding, objectives approved by assembly

The $150,000 will be used to promote tourism in areas of the borough outside the cities.

Visitor guides await travelers at the Kenai Municipal Airport, Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets inside in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula

Assembly shuts down reconsideration of down gravel pit ordinance

The code-changing ordinance was voted down at the Dec. 3 assembly meeting.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets inside in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula
Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski. (File photo)                                Rep. Ben Carpenter (R-Nikiski) registered last week to run in District 29, which spans the area from Nikiski to Seward to Funny River and Sterling. (File photo)

Local candidates gear up for 2020 election

Several local lawmakers’ seats are up for the ballot this fall.

Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski. (File photo)                                Rep. Ben Carpenter (R-Nikiski) registered last week to run in District 29, which spans the area from Nikiski to Seward to Funny River and Sterling. (File photo)
The Alaska State Capitol on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Local lawmakers host community meetings ahead of upcoming session

All of the Kenai Peninsula House representatives will be holding town hall meetings on Thursday.

The Alaska State Capitol on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)