Kenai Peninsula Borough

Items to watch for in the borough budget discussions

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has some decisions to make this week that boil down to a debate between raising the budget for education or… Continue reading

Central Peninsula Hospital sees sharp drop in net income

Central Peninsula Hospital sees sharp drop in net income

Central Peninsula Hospital’s revenue dropped 91 percent the third quarter of fiscal year 2017 as compared to the year before. The Soldotna-based hospital’s board and… Continue reading

Central Peninsula Hospital sees sharp drop in net income

Assembly approves multi-million hospital expansion

Central Peninsula Hospital is moving forward with plans to update its obstetrics wing and to install the Kenai Peninsula’s first catheterization lab. The hospital, located… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Tom Wilkinson, director of nurses, talks about surgical recovery rooms while Jake Savely, surgical tech listens during a tour of the Surgery Center of Kenai, LLC., Tuesday July 22, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

Surgery Center of Kenai seeks transfer agreement with CPH

The Surgery Center of Kenai recently opened its doors to patients on Trading Bay Road in Kenai, but it is facing some restrictions on which… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Tom Wilkinson, director of nurses, talks about surgical recovery rooms while Jake Savely, surgical tech listens during a tour of the Surgery Center of Kenai, LLC., Tuesday July 22, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.
This map shows the newly formed Eastern Peninsula Highway Emergency Service Area, which authorizes the Kenai Peninsula Borough to provide emergency services along the Sterling and Seward Highways, where thousands of drivers pass through largely empty land on their way to the peninsula every day. (Courtesy the Kenai Peninsula Borough)

Assembly forms eastern peninsula highway service area

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has taken the first step toward providing a safety net of emergency services for scarcely-population potions of the eastern peninsula… Continue reading

This map shows the newly formed Eastern Peninsula Highway Emergency Service Area, which authorizes the Kenai Peninsula Borough to provide emergency services along the Sterling and Seward Highways, where thousands of drivers pass through largely empty land on their way to the peninsula every day. (Courtesy the Kenai Peninsula Borough)

Borough wrestles with school funding, taxes

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is facing the same budget conundrum as the state, just on a smaller scale: residents want to maintain services but raising… Continue reading

Anchor Point, Kasilof to have field assessments this year

Borough assessors will be scoping out properties in the Anchor Point, Deep Creek, Ninilchik, Clam Gulch and Kasilof areas this year. The Kenai Peninsula Borough… Continue reading

Assembly passes rules for attending meetings by phone

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members may be blocked from participating in meeting telephonically in the future if the other members decide it’s not merited. The… Continue reading

Quilters work on quilts for charity at the Funny River Community Center on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in Funny River, Alaska. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

State cuts ripple through borough budget

Quilts covered the walls at the Funny River Community Center, the result of hours of work by charity-minded community members. But on a Thursday afternoon,… Continue reading

Quilters work on quilts for charity at the Funny River Community Center on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in Funny River, Alaska. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
Clarion file photo Louis Cassens, a project engineer with Heartland Technology Partners, works on a leachate thermal evaporation unit Monday March 17, 2014 at the Central Peninsula Landfill in Soldotna. The landfill is commissioning a feasibility study to expaine other uses for the gas that the machine currently evaporates, one of which could be to operate the machine itself.

Landfill plans for expansion, gas use

A few changes proposed for the Central Peninsula Landfill will not only make it bigger but possibly provide a way to harness its gas that’s… Continue reading

Clarion file photo Louis Cassens, a project engineer with Heartland Technology Partners, works on a leachate thermal evaporation unit Monday March 17, 2014 at the Central Peninsula Landfill in Soldotna. The landfill is commissioning a feasibility study to expaine other uses for the gas that the machine currently evaporates, one of which could be to operate the machine itself.

Borough’s health care costs decreased in 2016

After years of escalation, the Kenai Peninsula Borough saw a decrease in its employee health care costs in 2016. Across all departments, the borough is… Continue reading

2 lawsuits against borough moving through courts

Two entangled lawsuits against the Kenai Peninsula Borough are winding their way through the court system, one toward trial and another toward dismissal. The borough… Continue reading

This map, included in a Tuesday, March 7 workgroup presentation to members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough, outlines in yellow the boundary of a proposed emergency service area covering the highway corridors of the eastern peninsula, with existing borough emergency service areas shaded in purple. Green dots show volunteer-staffed emergency service stations in Cooper Landing, Moose Pass, and Hope. Red dots are the stations of existing service areas.

Borough to explore emergency services fix

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly took a first step Tuesday toward securing emergency services in an area that has few residents, but sees thousands of… Continue reading

This map, included in a Tuesday, March 7 workgroup presentation to members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough, outlines in yellow the boundary of a proposed emergency service area covering the highway corridors of the eastern peninsula, with existing borough emergency service areas shaded in purple. Green dots show volunteer-staffed emergency service stations in Cooper Landing, Moose Pass, and Hope. Red dots are the stations of existing service areas.

Kenn Carpenter appointed to Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly

Kenn Carpenter, a procurement specialist at Seward’s AVTEC vocational training school, will represent Seward, Cooper Landing, Moose Pass, Hope, east Sterling, and other areas of… Continue reading