Kenai Peninsula Borough

Kasilof neighborhood gets gas hookup

Residents of a Kasilof neighborhood now have a natural gas connection to their homes. As the final part of the improvement project, the Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

Nikiski neighbors protest gravel pit

Residents of several adjacent subdivisions in Nikiski will likely have a new neighbor soon: a gravel pit. Many residents in the Kenai Peninsula Borough outside… Continue reading

Agencies work on public transportation projects, funding

With less money available amid an ongoing state fiscal crisis, the various agencies providing low-cost transportation across the Kenai Peninsula are working to make the… Continue reading

Public lands open for Christmas tree cutting

With Thanksgiving over and the floodgates officially open for Christmas décor, many people will be looking for that perfect spruce tree for their living rooms.… Continue reading

CPH moves forward with expansion project

Central Peninsula Hospital is moving forward with the plans for an expansion of its obstetrics wing and the construction of a new catheterization lab. The… Continue reading

Bed tax decision delayed until March

The proposed bed tax before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly won’t go anywhere until at least March. The assembly approved an amendment at its Tuesday… Continue reading

Peninsula professionals talk drones

Kenai Peninsula professionals are starting to look at using unmanned aerial vehicles for industries ranging from real estate to ecosystem management. A crowd of about… Continue reading

Hearings on Dow Island habitat violation case pushed back

A court case against three men who are accused of illegally dumping gravel in the Kenai River this summer is stretching out into the fall… Continue reading

Pierce takes helm at borough

Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce’s administration kicked off Monday with a packed room, enough cake to go around and a note of hopeful positivity. Pierce took… Continue reading

Review puts 11 peninsula businesses’ alcohol licenses up in the air

A review of a 32-year-old alcohol license statute has left 11 Kenai Peninsula businesses with their alcohol licenses up in the air. The Alcohol and… Continue reading

Auditor’s report identifies issues in borough assessment department

More than six months after controversy erupted in Homer over property appraisals, the Kenai Peninsula Borough assessing department is looking to make a few changes… Continue reading

Ordinance would allow service area board members to also be volunteers

An ordinance before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly would allow service area board members to also serve as volunteers at that department. Many of the… Continue reading

Bed tax back on assembly agenda

The much-debated bed tax proposal may get second life, if the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly chooses to introduce an ordinance reviving it. Assembly member Dale… Continue reading

Absentee ballots narrow gap in mayor’s race; some ballots yet to be counted

The first batch of absentee and questioned ballots brought the runoff race for Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor much closer — candidate Charlie Pierce’s lead over… Continue reading

Pierce leads in mayoral runoff

Charlie Pierce is poised take the helm at the Kenai Peninsula Borough for the next three years, according to unofficial mayoral runoff election results. Pierce… Continue reading

North Road extension project hits delay

A regulatory hangup will delay the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Kenai Spur Highway extension project for a few months. The project, known commonly as the North… Continue reading

Mike Navarre to take commissioner role

Mike Navarre has been tapped for the lead role at the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development. Navarre has served as the Kenai… Continue reading

Assembly, councils ask fish board to meet on peninsula

Local government bodies on the central Kenai Peninsula really want the state Board of Fisheries to hold a meeting here. The board, which meets to… Continue reading

Navarre gives overview of tenure

Borough Mayor Mike Navarre thought he would be done being mayor by now, after the Oct. 3 election. Instead, he’s got a few more weeks… Continue reading

Assembly declines support for Nikiski incorporation

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to show that the borough assembly opposed the incorporation of a Nikiski Borough in 1973. The citizens of… Continue reading