Kenai Peninsula Borough

Nikiski water study underway

In addition to Alaska LNG project managers, and planners from Trans-Foreland Pipeline Company, Nikiski landowners will soon have another group of surveyors knocking on their… Continue reading

Borough, school district employees give back at food bank

Every day the door opens at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s Fireweed Diner, no one can tell exactly who will come through. That applies to… Continue reading

Gravel pit group digs into noise, buffer issues

Three meetings in, the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s working group on gravel pit issues is already finding the sore spots between neighbors and operators. The Kenai… Continue reading

Assembly to consider tax break targeted at fertilizer plant

The owners of the long-shuttered fertilizer plant in Nikiski may get another incentive to reopen it. International fertilizer company Nutrien, formerly known as Agrium, owns… Continue reading

Borough establishes advisory board for Nikiski residents on LNG project

Nikiski residents now have a direct line to the Kenai Peninsula Borough government and the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation to voice their concerns about the… Continue reading

Assembly considers reinstating fee for service areas

The service areas around the Kenai Peninsula Borough may have to cough up a little more money to help pay the borough’s bills. The Kenai… Continue reading

Assembly to consider HVAC fix in borough building

The Kenai Peninsula Borough administration plans to ask the assembly for $60,000 to fix the boilers in the central borough administration building. The boilers in… Continue reading

A look at the Food Bank’s waste reduction efforts

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank feeds hundreds of people per month, both through its diner and pantry. The staff collected more than 750,000 pounds of… Continue reading

Gravel pit work group lays out plan

After more than a decade of fiery debates about gravel pits operating near homes, the Kenai Peninsula Borough is taking another look at its regulations… Continue reading

Report: More than 500K out-of-state tourists came to Kenai in 2016

More than 562,000 people from outside the state visited the Kenai Peninsula in summer 2016, about 10 times the area’s resident population, according to a… Continue reading

Borough prepares to put North Road extension out to bid

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Roads Department is working its way through the final hoops before putting the Kenai Spur Highway extension project out for bid.… Continue reading

Borough mayor pitches budget plan

Editor's note: This article has been updated to clarify the borough's education spending and include a statement from Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean… Continue reading

Local governments try again for central peninsula fish board meeting

Editor's note: This story has been changed to clarify the Board of Fish's meeting location decision at their October 2017 worksession. Advocates are again seeking… Continue reading

Borough to propose bonds for new K-Selo school

Kenai Peninsula Borough voters may be asked to take on revenue bonds to fund a new school for the remote Old Believer community of Kachemak… Continue reading

How do your borough services get funded?

The Kenai Peninsula Borough budget has a lot of sliding puzzle pieces. Every year, the borough administration, staff and assembly spend about four to five… Continue reading

Cooper Landing gun range looks to move out of town

After more than 70 years in the same place, the Cooper Landing gun club is looking to move its shooting range. The range, settled atop… Continue reading

CES, Anchor Point ask state for funds for new fire stations

The peninsula’s busiest emergency services department is looking to relocate its main fire station. Central Emergency Services serves the majority of the Kenai Peninsula’s population,… Continue reading

Invocation lawsuit progresses toward oral argument

Editor's note: This article has been updated to include the date of the oral argument at the Superior Court of Alaska in Anchorage. A year… Continue reading

Assembly approves ordinance allowing volunteers to serve on service area boards

Volunteers for two Kenai Peninsula service areas can also now serve on the service areas’ boards. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved an ordinance allowing… Continue reading

Borough forms gravel pit working group

A group of local government officials, members of the public and gravel pit operators will start gathering to overhaul borough laws on material extraction sites.… Continue reading