Kenai Peninsula Borough

A sign welcomes employees and visitors at the Kenai Peninsula Borough administration building on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly to mull grant aimed at improving salmon passage

Using a grant, the borough would replace a rotting bridge with a culvert

 

Bryan Stogsdill (left) and McKenzie McCarthy (right) hoist materials to the top of a communications tower on Thursday, Jan. 7 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Tower construction promises rural internet expansion

The new communications towers are intended to help expand rural internet access

 

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District and University of Alaska’s Center for Economic Development participate in a forum on Alaska’s economic future on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Screenshot by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Researchers: Recovery may come faster to peninsula

Peninsula’s diversity a strength amid economic struggle

 

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly are seen on Tuesday, Jan. 5 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

CPH doctor briefs assembly on COVID vaccine

A large portion of the presentation focused on combating misinformation surrounding the vaccine

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly are seen on Tuesday, Jan. 5 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Tim Dillon, executive director of KPEDD, presents to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula one of top recipients of small business relief funds

Just under $50 million in grant funds were distributed to businesses in the area

Tim Dillon, executive director of KPEDD, presents to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
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Renovations made to the Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers in Soldotna are seen on Monday.

Assembly to meet in person following renovations, COVID mitigation measures

Renovations include a new configuration of the assembly dais and audience, and new camera equipment

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Renovations made to the Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers in Soldotna are seen on Monday.

Over 1,000 vaccinated on Kenai Peninsula

Statewide, 8,918 vaccines had been administered as of Dec. 22

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members participate in a special meeting, which was conducted remotely, on Tuesday, Dec. 15. (Screenshot)

Assembly extends borough disaster declaration

The declaration was extended until March 31, 2021

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members participate in a special meeting, which was conducted remotely, on Tuesday, Dec. 15. (Screenshot)
The Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Services station on Milo Fritz Road in Anchor Point is shown in an undated photo. (Photo courtesy Anchor Point Fire and EMS)
The Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Services station on Milo Fritz Road in Anchor Point is shown in an undated photo. (Photo courtesy Anchor Point Fire and EMS)
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce addresses constituents in a YouTube video posted on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in Alaska. (Screenshot)

Mayors Pierce and Gabriel respond to COVID-19 in separate videos

Gabriel voiced his concern regarding Central Peninsula Hospital, which reached capacity on Monday.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce addresses constituents in a YouTube video posted on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in Alaska. (Screenshot)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Assembly: Get the COVID vaccine, if you want to

The Assembly supports borough residents getting a COVID-19 vaccine “on a prioritized and optional basis”

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State reports 345 new cases, 600 active on the peninsula

Kenai Peninsula Borough reported 15 cases Monday and 28 cases Sunday.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
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The Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Borough now accepting applications for housing relief program

The program will provide up to $1,200 per month, for four months, to eligible households.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Borough seeks board members for new fire, EMS service area

Western Emergency Service Area board of directors will be appointed by borough mayor

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
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 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)
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.

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)
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

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)
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)