Kenai Peninsula Borough

Signs protesting the annexation petition proposed by the City of Soldotna are seen along the Kenai Spur Highway, in Soldotna, on Tuesday, Oct. 21. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Annexation decision could go to voters

Boundary commission opens 7-day comment period on whether or not to send annexation to ballot box

 

Signs advertising COVID-19 safety protocoals stand outside the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Oct. 6, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna puts off action on sports center

Spectators at the complex will remain imited to 80 people to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

 

Members of the Emergency Cold-Weather Shelter Workgroup meet at the Independent Living Center in Kalifornsky, Alaska on Dec. 17, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Emergency cold weather shelter still without home

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation rejected a grant application to support the proposed project

 

A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Memo details election day hiccups and resolutions

Technical difficulties, COVID-19 protocol compliance and missing ballots were among the issues.

A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A screenshot of the swearing-in of newly elected members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, via Zoom, on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Image Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

New borough assembly members sworn in virtually

Bill Elam, Richard Derekevorkian and Lane Chesley took the oath via Zoom.

A screenshot of the swearing-in of newly elected members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, via Zoom, on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Image Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
A resident casts their vote in the regular municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Municipal election results not changed by addition of absentee ballots

The borough counted an additional 4,513 absentee, question and special needs ballots.

A resident casts their vote in the regular municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Laurie Lingafeld, Sales Tax Supervisor for the Kenai Peninsula Borough, gives a presentation on filing sales tax online during the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce Joint Luncheon at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center in Kenai, Alaska, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough gives how-to on online tax filing

The borough has offered the option of filing sales tax online since April.

Laurie Lingafeld, Sales Tax Supervisor for the Kenai Peninsula Borough, gives a presentation on filing sales tax online during the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce Joint Luncheon at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center in Kenai, Alaska, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Residents cast their votes in the regular municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 at the Anchor Point Senior Center in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Voters turn down hybrid election system

Ballot measure to create service area for Ninilchik, Anchor Point passes

Residents cast their votes in the regular municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 at the Anchor Point Senior Center in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Marcia Heinrich casts her ballot for the municipal elections in Kenai, Alaska on Oct. 6, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Pierce leads in early mayor’s race results

9,864 residents cast their ballot, with another 3,538 ballots cast absentee by-mail or in-person

Marcia Heinrich casts her ballot for the municipal elections in Kenai, Alaska on Oct. 6, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Supporters hold campaign signs at the intersection of Main St. Loop and Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, Alaska, on Tuesday, Oct. 6. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Live municipal election results

Kenai Peninsula voters went to the polls today

Supporters hold campaign signs at the intersection of Main St. Loop and Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, Alaska, on Tuesday, Oct. 6. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Blotter bug

Borough appropriates funds to replace state police dispatch position

The borough expects the state to issue a full reimbursement for the cost of the dispatcher.

Blotter bug
A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Proposition 2: What you need to know

Hybrid voting system on the table in regular election

A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Paul Whitney (courtesy photo)

A conversation with Paul Whitney, Soldotna mayoral candidate

Whitney highlights familiarity with the city, COVID response in run for Soldotna Mayor

Paul Whitney (courtesy photo)
Justin Ruffridge (Courtesy photo)
Justin Ruffridge (Courtesy photo)
Pamela Parker (courtesy photo)
Pamela Parker (courtesy photo)
The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna is seen here on June 1. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly to take up internet expansion at next meeting

The assembly will decide whether to move forward with the construction of internet towers at the Oct. 13 meeting.

The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna is seen here on June 1. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion 
                                Linda Farnsworth Hutchings, left, and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce, right, participate in a mayoral candidate forum hosted by the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Sept. 9
Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion 
                                Linda Farnsworth Hutchings, left, and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce, right, participate in a mayoral candidate forum hosted by the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Sept. 9
Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce is photographed at the Kenai Peninsula Clarion office in Kenai, Alaska, on Sept. 25, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce is photographed at the Kenai Peninsula Clarion office in Kenai, Alaska, on Sept. 25, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Election 2020: The race for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly

The Clarion spoke to candidates looking to fill seats on the assembly

A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Candidate QA: Lane Chesley

Former Homer City Council member Lane Chesley seeks to move on to Kenai Peninsula Borough government service with his run for the District 8 KPB… Continue reading