Kenai Peninsula Borough

Ordinance would place bonds for borough building on ballot

Kenai Peninsula voters may get a chance to decide whether the Kenai Peninsula Borough should issue bonds to pay for renovations to the borough administration… Continue reading

Several issues stick in hospital operating agreement

As the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly goes through the process of renewing the agreement allowing a nonprofit to operate Central Peninsula Hospital, there are a… Continue reading

Pipeline may come to Ladd Landing; coal terminal won’t

After its May decision to stop seeking permits, Delaware-based PacRim Coal is giving up what had been a key piece of property in its plans… Continue reading

Public speaks on marijuana cultivation ordinance

Kenai Peninsula residents may have a ballot measure on marijuana cultivation to consider if an ordinance introduced at Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting is… Continue reading

Borough to settle Dunne free speech case

The court case between a current Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member and the borough administration has reached a conclusion. Willy Dunne, who has represented District… Continue reading

Assembly to consider bed tax

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will consider whether to send a borough-wide bed tax to voters at its next meeting. The tax, proposed by Borough… Continue reading

Assembly denies support for naming Moose Pass mountains

What’s in a mountain’s name? Sometimes it’s the history of a mountain, like Mount Marathon, named for the annual race run there since 1915. Sometimes… Continue reading

Assembly confirms Eastern Peninsula Highway Emergency Service Area board members

The five seats on the newly formed East Peninsula Highway Emergency Service Area’s board of directors have been filled. The board’s first job is to… Continue reading

Assembly introduces new hospital operating agreement

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is wading into the legal thicket of renewing Central Peninsula Hospital’s lease and operating agreement. The Kenai Peninsula Borough owns… Continue reading

Borough administration seeks to patch up fund balance

If all expenses and revenues shake out as predicted, the Kenai Peninsula Borough will have to draw about $4.15 million out of its fund balance… Continue reading

Borough plans composting pilot project in Homer area

The Homer area may get a little greener with its food waste if a planned composting project comes to fruition. The Kenai Peninsula Borough is… Continue reading

Assembly passes budget with minor adjustments, shoots down tax measures

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to clarify that the $49.7 million funding amount proposed for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District was included… Continue reading

Assembly passes budget, no new taxes

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed its approximately $83 million general fund budget Tuesday after several amendments and lengthy testimony. The assembly amended the budget… Continue reading

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’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

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

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

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

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