Borough begins repairs after Seward flooding

This story published in the Peninsula Clarion. Borough crews have begun repairing Seward roads inundated by two storm systems that dumped inches of rain over the peninsula last week. Crews did an assessment of flood damage on Monday and began work on borough-maintained roads outside of Seward City limits early Tuesday, Dan Nelson, emergency manager … Continue reading Borough begins repairs after Seward flooding

State releases annual school progress report, new system

This story published in the Peninsula Clarion. New student progress reports were released from the state Department of Education and Early Development Tuesday. Superintendent Sean Dusek said in a press release Tuesday that the majority of the district’s schools were doing very well. “While every school is working hard to improve, we have some schools … Continue reading State releases annual school progress report, new system

Borough welcome sign is getting refurbished

This story published in the Peninsula Clarion. 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 Highway, is currently under repair at the borough’s maintenance shop. Brenda Ahlberg, borough community and fiscal projects manager, said the sign has been … Continue reading Borough welcome sign is getting refurbished

Negotiations continue between school district and unions

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. 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 on a contract for district teachers and staff. Teachers started the school year in August without a contract, although they did receive … Continue reading Negotiations continue between school district and unions

Students get firsthand account of Soldotna’s homesteading history

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Third graders at Soldotna Elementary are learning all about their community. Marge Mullen, one of the city’s first homesteaders, it invited every year to teach students about what life was like in the early days on the peninsula. Mullen showed the students around Soldotna’s historic post office, … Continue reading Students get firsthand account of Soldotna’s homesteading history

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

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. 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 and support a recovery plan. Clam Gulch resident David Martin spoke in support of the resolution. He’s the president of the United … Continue reading Kenai asks the state to declare this year’s upper Cook Inlet fishery an economic disaster

Henu’ Community Wellness Court honors first graduates

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. 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 is a joint-jurisdiction therapeutic court, operated by the Kenaitze Indian Tribe and the State of Alaska Court System. The court serves offenders … Continue reading Henu’ Community Wellness Court honors first graduates