The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough welcome sign is getting refurbished

Something is missing on the drive to and from Anchorage. The Kenai Peninsula Borough’s welcome sign, which normally sits at Milepost 75 on the Seward… Continue reading

 

Teachers, support staff and community members, many of them wearing red, prepare to listen to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education’s Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 meeting at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The board holds one meeting each year in Homer, and another in Seward. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Negotiations continue between school district and unions

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District met last week with the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association to continue negotiations… Continue reading

 

Students file out of busses on the first day of school on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Mountain View Elementary in Kenai. The children were welcomed by bubble machines, jazz music and Principal Kircher. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School Briefs for Oct. 22 – Oct. 28

Soldotna High School Monday, October 22nd SoHi Staff Lounge: After Prom Parents of Juniors meeting at 5:30pm. After Grad Parents of Seniors meeting at 6:30pm.… Continue reading

 

A gull inspects a discarded fish head on Kenai Beach on July 10, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai asks the state to declare this year’s upper Cook Inlet fishery an economic disaster

Wednesday night, the Kenai City Council unanimously voted to request that Gov. Bill Walker declare an economic disaster for the upper Cook Inlet fisheries region… Continue reading

A gull inspects a discarded fish head on Kenai Beach on July 10, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
Dale Vaughn, is one of the first graduates of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s Henu’ Community Wellness Court program, on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Kenai, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Henu’ Community Wellness Court honors first graduates

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe Henu’ Community Wellness Court celebrated the program’s first graduates Friday afternoon at the Tyotkas Elder Center. The Henu’ Community Wellness Court… Continue reading

Dale Vaughn, is one of the first graduates of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s Henu’ Community Wellness Court program, on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Kenai, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign opposing the Stand for Salmon ballot initiative in photographed on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

City of Kenai takes stand against Ballot Measure 1

The Kenai City Council voted to oppose Alaska Ballot Measure 1 at Wednesday’s meeting. All members of the council besides council member Bob Molloy voted… Continue reading

A sign opposing the Stand for Salmon ballot initiative in photographed on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

A discussion with gubernatorial candidate Mark Begich

The Kenai Peninsula’s economy has long been dependent on oil and gas. What will you do to boost the economy on the Kenai Peninsula beyond… Continue reading

A Narcan kit can be used to reverse the effects of an opioid-related overdose, on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Kenai, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Emergency Education: Narcan kits to be given out in public health distributing exercise

On Saturday, community members have the opportunity to participate in an emergency preparedness drill while getting the tools and education to potentially save lives. Attendees… Continue reading

A Narcan kit can be used to reverse the effects of an opioid-related overdose, on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Kenai, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Residents air concerns to Marijuana Control Board in Kenai

The Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office met in Kenai for the first time, with members of public from across the state convening at the Kenai… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean Dusek gives a district update at Wednesday’s joint chamber luncheon, on Oct. 17, 2018, in Kenai, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School superintendent talks budget cuts, curriculum at joint chamber luncheon

Superintendent Sean Dusek gave the community a Kenai Peninsula Borough School District update at Wednesday’s joint chamber luncheon. Dec. 1 will mark Dusek’s fifth year… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean Dusek gives a district update at Wednesday’s joint chamber luncheon, on Oct. 17, 2018, in Kenai, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Q & A with Governor Walker

The Kenai Peninsula’s economy has long been dependent on oil and gas. What will you do to boost the economy on the Kenai Peninsula beyond… Continue reading

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

State of emergency due to rain, flooding in Seward area

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce declared a state of emergency Tuesday due to flooding events in the borough, a press release from community and… Continue reading

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets to discuss school safety during a work session on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School board focuses on student safety

The number of students being assessed as suicide risks is seeing an uptick in peninsula schools During Monday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of… Continue reading

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets to discuss school safety during a work session on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A BUMPS bus waits for passengers in the Walmart parking lot on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Kenai, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Community gathers to increase public transportation opportunities

The Kenai Peninsula is nearly the size of West Virginia with small towns and unincorporated communities sprinkled throughout. Without a car or other means of… Continue reading

A BUMPS bus waits for passengers in the Walmart parking lot on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Kenai, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Greg Madden was sworn into the School Board after winning a four-way race for the District 5 race in the Sterling and Funny River area, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

New School Board members sworn in

Newly elected school board members were sworn in during a special Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meeting Monday morning. Greg Madden and… Continue reading

Greg Madden was sworn into the School Board after winning a four-way race for the District 5 race in the Sterling and Funny River area, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Students participate in the Mind A Mazes problem solving competition at Soldotna Prep, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Students solve problems at Mind A Mazes

Last Saturday, students from across the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District met at Soldotna Prep for the annual Mind A Mazes Problem Solving Competition, sponsored… Continue reading

Students participate in the Mind A Mazes problem solving competition at Soldotna Prep, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
File - In this April 20, 2018 file photo, a marijuana plant is seen on Hippie Hill in San Francisco. A bill requiring California prosecutors to erase or reduce tens of thousands of marijuana criminal convictions was approved by the state Legislature on Wednesday, April 22, 2018, and now awaits Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson, File)

Alcohol and Marijuana Control Boards meet in Kenai for the first time

The Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office will be conducting their board meetings on the Kenai Peninsula for the first time, this week. The Alcoholic Beverage… Continue reading

File - In this April 20, 2018 file photo, a marijuana plant is seen on Hippie Hill in San Francisco. A bill requiring California prosecutors to erase or reduce tens of thousands of marijuana criminal convictions was approved by the state Legislature on Wednesday, April 22, 2018, and now awaits Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson, File)
A grassy area adjacent to the Sterling Highway in Soldotna is photographed on Oct. 11. The corner is one of several that could be updated as part of the city’s beautification plans. (Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna beautification permits approved

The Alaska Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration approved the city of Soldotna’s application for a beautification and encroachment permit, according to Stephanie… Continue reading

A grassy area adjacent to the Sterling Highway in Soldotna is photographed on Oct. 11. The corner is one of several that could be updated as part of the city’s beautification plans. (Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
Candidates for Soldotna City Council, Paul Whitney, Jordan Chilson and Justin Ruffridge discuss issues Soldotna is facing on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in the Soldotna Chamber Luncheon in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna confirms new council members, new student representative

The Soldotna City Council confirmed their new council members as well as a new student representative at Wednesday’s meeting. Jordan Chilson, Justin Ruffridge and Paul… Continue reading

Candidates for Soldotna City Council, Paul Whitney, Jordan Chilson and Justin Ruffridge discuss issues Soldotna is facing on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in the Soldotna Chamber Luncheon in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Peninsula unemployment rate at 9 percent

An update to the peninsula’s unemployment rate was announced at Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. Tim Dillon, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic… Continue reading