Kenai Peninsula Borough

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

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