Kenai Peninsula Borough

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

 

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

 

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

Few lower peninsula residents comment on hospital service area boundary move

Two proposals that would alter the boundaries of the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area are poised to make it onto the ballot this October.… Continue reading

Mayor’s vetoes on school, tourism funding stand

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council will have to live with less money than the assembly originally approved… Continue reading

Mayor’s vetoes on school, tourism funding stand

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council will have to live with less money than the assembly originally approved… Continue reading

Local governments prepare to tax online sales

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is considering taxing online purchases after the Supreme Court of the United States reversed long-standing precedents protecting retailers from state and… Continue reading

Local governments prepare to tax online sales

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is considering taxing online purchases after the Supreme Court of the United States reversed long-standing precedents protecting retailers from state and… Continue reading

Excavation project near Kenai River shot down

Editor's note: This story has been changed to correct Jason Foster's relationship to North Star Paving. On Wednesday Kenai’s seven Planning and Zoning Commissioners unanimously… Continue reading

South Kachemak Bay may have to pay taxes to South Peninsula Hospital

Editor's note: This article has been corrected to show that if the properties south of Kachemak Bay are included into the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital… Continue reading

The assembly killed the sales tax increase. A citizen group is picking up the effort

Peninsula voters may get a chance to decide on the future of a sales tax increase this fall after all. A group of citizens have… Continue reading

South Kachemak Bay may have to pay taxes to South Peninsula Hospital

The boundary lines on the service areas for both the borough’s hospitals may change in the fall. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved a change… Continue reading

The assembly killed the sales tax increase. A citizen group is picking up the effort

Peninsula voters may get a chance to decide on the future of a sales tax increase this fall after all. A group of citizens have… Continue reading

Assembly can’t decide on revenue; mayor cuts schools, tourism funding

Three revenue options were on the table Tuesday, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly chose none of them. The assembly turned down three funding options… Continue reading

Borough assembly gets back into taxes Tuesday

Though the budget is finalized for the upcoming year, the finance battles aren’t done at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly yet. The assembly approved the… Continue reading