State, local officials prepare for virus

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. The state and borough are preparing for the potential arrival of COVID-19, a disease caused by a member of the coronavirus family that first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, and has since spread to countries around the world. Gov. Mike Dunleavy and the state health … Continue reading State, local officials prepare for virus

Hate crime resolution discussion gets heated

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. A state bill looking to expand hate crime protections to include crimes motivated by the victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity received support from the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. A resolution supporting state House Bill 198, sponsored by assembly President Kelly Cooper and assembly Vice President Hal … Continue reading Hate crime resolution discussion gets heated

Former Nikiski teacher sentenced to 30 years for sexual abuse

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. A former Nikiski music teacher was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years incarceration for sexual abuse of a former student. In 2014, Jeremy Anderson, a music teacher at Nikiski Middle/High School, was accused of sexual abuse of a minor and faced 16 charges of first- and second-degree sexual … Continue reading Former Nikiski teacher sentenced to 30 years for sexual abuse

District proposes $30 million bond package to address aging school facility needs

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. A $30 million bond package proposal is in the works to tackle nearly 20 different deferred maintenance projects in school buildings across the peninsula, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent John O’Brien announced at Monday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meeting. The district is … Continue reading District proposes $30 million bond package to address aging school facility needs

1,000 still without power after heavy snow

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. After heavy snow fell on the peninsula for over two days, about a thousand residents — mostly in Nikiski — are still without power, some for more than 48 hours. Homer Electric has pulled in additional crews and support to bring power back to affected members. There … Continue reading 1,000 still without power after heavy snow

Anchorage will still host 2020 Board of Fisheries meeting

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Anchorage will be the location for the Alaska Board of Fisheries 2020 Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meeting. The Board of Fisheries voted on the location site at the end of their two-day work session in Anchorage, Thursday. The vote was 4-3 in favor of locating the regulatory … Continue reading Anchorage will still host 2020 Board of Fisheries meeting