Kenai Peninsula Borough

Mayoral candidates tout experience at forum

The three candidates for borough mayor are leaning hard on their past experience to garner votes in next month’s election. With less than a month… Continue reading

Schaefer withdraws from assembly race

One of the candidates for District 2 on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is withdrawing from the race. Jill Schaefer, who currently represents District 2… Continue reading

Assembly introduces ordinance for highway service area budget

A few more of the blanks are being filled in for the East Peninsula Highway Emergency Service Area, including a proposed budget. The Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

By the numbers: KPEDD delves into economic data

Although most of the Kenai Peninsula’s demographic metrics stayed level in 2016 — population grew slightly and schools performed well — overall business activity fell… Continue reading

Assembly candidates discuss Soldotna annexation

Two Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly candidates — incumbent Brett Hibbert and challenger Dan Castimore, both running to represent District 1, the Kalifornsky Beach area —… Continue reading

Mayor advocates for ballot props to increase revenue

Kenai Peninsula voters will get to reconsider a tax measure that failed at the ballot box last year in the upcoming Oct. 3 election. The… Continue reading

A lack of candidates plagues service area board elections

After October, only two of the five members of the Seldovia Recreational Service Area Board will be elected. The other three will be appointed by… Continue reading

Candidate withdraws from borough assembly race

The three-way race to fill the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s District 1 seat — representing the Kalifornsky area — in the Oct. 3 election will… Continue reading

Central Peninsula Hospital ends fiscal year with approximately 93% decline in net income

Central Peninsula Hospital saw a sharp decrease in its net income in the last year, but the hospital administration says the trend is already turning… Continue reading

Four seats on the school board ballot in October

Some Kenai Peninsula Borough School District students will be braving the halls of high school for the first time this year, or greeting a new… Continue reading

Assembly reaches land deal on Karluk Basin

Four years after flooding led to scrambling and confusion in the Kalifornsky area, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly finally reached an agreement on how flooding… Continue reading

Mayoral candidates answer questions in forum

Education and the borough budget dominated the conversation at a forum for the three borough mayoral candidates in Funny River on Thursday. In October, Kenai… Continue reading

A look at the borough assembly and mayor races

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to show that Dale Bagley represents District 4 on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. Kenai Peninsula Borough voters… Continue reading

Bed tax fails, sales tax cap goes to ballot

Kenai Peninsula voters will consider an increase to the cap on taxable sales in the borough this fall. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved a… Continue reading

Welles to resign from assembly

Assembly member Stan Welles has submitted his resignation from the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. Welles submitted his resignation in a resolution to be considered by… Continue reading

Auction ready: 4-H club prepares for annual auction event

Fair warning, don’t get in between two fighting pigs, according to Elora Reichert, a member of the 4-H Club and last year’s winner of the… Continue reading

Assembly introduces ordinance for community assistance funds

Unincorporated communities on the Kenai Peninsula will get a little more than $15,000 each for community purposes this year. Through the Community Assistance Program, formerly… Continue reading

Assembly approves 10-year agreement with CPH

The Kenai Peninsula Borough and Central Peninsula Hospital have a contract for the next decade. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved an operating agreement for… Continue reading

Assembly debates bed tax, introduces sales tax cap increase

The Kenai Peninsula’s lodging industry is mounting opposition to the Kenai Peninsula Borough administration’s proposed bed tax. The borough assembly is considering a ballot proposition… Continue reading

Step on up, take a seat

With 42 elected offices opening up this fall, Kenai Peninsula residents will have ample opportunity to get involved in local governments. On October 3, voters… Continue reading