Kenai Peninsula Borough

In this Friday, July 27, 2018 file photo, the logo for Amazon is displayed on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

Cities grapple with online retailer taxation

Cities grapple with online retailer taxation

 

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

 

Paul Huber, co-chair of the Citizens for Nikiski Incorporation, speaks at a meeting at the Nikiski Fire Station 2 on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.

Citizens for Nikiski Incorporation meet with mayor

Alaska requires that any petition for incorporation include a detailed administrative plan

 

Mayor Charlie Pierce speaks at a Kenai Peninsula Borough meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce casts doubt on LNG project

Pierce said that the mayor’s office is still looking through all the impacts to the Kenai Peninsula

Mayor Charlie Pierce speaks at a Kenai Peninsula Borough meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/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)

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

Community member Kalliste Edeen offers an invocation at the Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. The borough recently lost a lawsuit over its invocation policy, and has been ordered to pay legal fees for the ACLU. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough gets ACLU bill of $80,000

The Kenai Peninsula Borough will pay $80,000 in attorney’s fees to the American Civil Liberties Union-Alaska as a result of the borough’s failed attempt to… Continue reading

Community member Kalliste Edeen offers an invocation at the Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. The borough recently lost a lawsuit over its invocation policy, and has been ordered to pay legal fees for the ACLU. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/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)
The Kachemak Selo Middle-High School building sits against a backdrop of the ridge separating the village from the Kenai Peninsula Borough road system on Aug. 30, 2018 in Kachemak Selo. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Borough works to extend state grant agreement for K-Selo

The $10 million grant the borough received from the state expires June 30.

The Kachemak Selo Middle-High School building sits against a backdrop of the ridge separating the village from the Kenai Peninsula Borough road system on Aug. 30, 2018 in Kachemak Selo. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
A contractor plows snow down Forest Drive in Kenai on Jan. 17, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough Mayor defends the Peninsula’s snow plowing efforts at latest borough meeting

Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce defended the maintenance efforts of the Road Service Area at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting on Jan. 9, where the… Continue reading

A contractor plows snow down Forest Drive in Kenai on Jan. 17, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The sign welcoming residents to Nikiski along the Sterling Highway as seen on Monday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikiski incorporation efforts continue with amended petition in the works

The Local Boundary Commission recently drafted their annual report to the first session of the 31st Alaska State Legislature. Included in the report is the… Continue reading

The sign welcoming residents to Nikiski along the Sterling Highway as seen on Monday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
FILE – In this Dec. 2, 2010, file photo, a child pays for a lunch consisting of fruits and vegetables during a school lunch program at Fairmeadow Elementary School in Palo Alto, Calif. California and Pennsylvania both passed laws in 2017 to outlaw "lunch shaming" of children for unpaid meals, with the Pennsylvania measure that became law in November requiring communication about money owed on meal accounts to be done between school officials and parents, and not involve the student. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

School board introduces wellness policy at Monday’s meeting

In an effort to reduce childhood obesity, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Education Board’s Wellness Committee introduced an updated nutrition and physical activity policy… Continue reading

FILE – In this Dec. 2, 2010, file photo, a child pays for a lunch consisting of fruits and vegetables during a school lunch program at Fairmeadow Elementary School in Palo Alto, Calif. California and Pennsylvania both passed laws in 2017 to outlaw "lunch shaming" of children for unpaid meals, with the Pennsylvania measure that became law in November requiring communication about money owed on meal accounts to be done between school officials and parents, and not involve the student. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough welcome sign is getting refurbished

Something is missing on the drive to and from Anchorage. The Kenai Peninsula Borough’s welcome sign, which normally sits at Milepost 75 on the Seward… Continue reading

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

Municipal election results will be made official Tuesday

Official results from the Regular Municipal Election will be finalized next Tuesday. At Wednesday’s Kenai City Council meeting, the clerk reported to the council that… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board member Tim Navarre campaigns for re-election along the Kenai Spur Highway on Tuesday, Oct. 2 in Kenai, Alaska.

Voters reject K-Selo bond proposition; oust incumbents in municipal elections

Peninsula voters shot down a controversial proposition to fund a new school, passed another to move the border between the Central and South Peninsula Hospital… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board member Tim Navarre campaigns for re-election along the Kenai Spur Highway on Tuesday, Oct. 2 in Kenai, Alaska.

The latest: Borough election results

Borough residents came out to vote for local representation Tuesday. The Clarion will be updating results from each race as they come in. Update: 8:14… Continue reading

This Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 shows the construction of Cell 3 at Central Peninsula Landfill in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Planning ahead at Central Peninsula Landfill

There’s a lot going on at Central Peninsula Landfill. Up the hill from the big blue building where most members of the public drop off… Continue reading

This Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 shows the construction of Cell 3 at Central Peninsula Landfill in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough, Nikiski seek to have greater participation in LNG export project

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is seeking an official role in federal permitting of plans to export North Slope natural gas to Asia via a 806-mile… Continue reading

Sales tax initiative won’t go to ballot this year

Kenai Peninsula voters won’t have to decide on a half-percent increase in the sales tax this October, though they still may in 2019. A citizen… Continue reading