Airport mural to be immortalized in photos

Originally published in the Peninsula Clarion A decades-old mural discovered behind the Kenai Municipal Airport’s siding will be remembered through a pictorial display in the renovated terminal. The mural, discovered last month after construction crews removed the airport’s metal siding, was painted by an advanced art class taught by Renae Larson at Kenai Central High … Continue reading Airport mural to be immortalized in photos

Borough postpones state road swap ordinance

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. An ordinance authorizing the borough to enter into an agreement, allowing for the sale and exchange of certain public roads, with the state Department of Transportation was postponed at last Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. Several roads would be given to the borough in exchange for … Continue reading Borough postpones state road swap ordinance

Borough seeks to grow local agriculture

Originally published in the Peninsula Clarion The Kenai Peninsula Borough is working on a new agricultural land program, which will turn locally owned spaces into productive agricultural land, according to a Jan. 30 media release from the borough’s land management division. This new effort has been coined the Kenai Peninsula Agricultural Initiative. “In short, the … Continue reading Borough seeks to grow local agriculture

State employment down slightly

Originally published in the Peninsula Clarion Statewide, employment in December was down .3 percent, or 900 jobs, from December 2017, according to new data from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Retail, manufacturing and professional and business services each lost 400 jobs while information and financial activities each fell by 200, the state’s … Continue reading State employment down slightly

Receiving and giving

Originally published in the Peninsula Clarion The donation-receiving room at Bishop’s Attic in Soldotna is filling up. Donations have been increasing this year, as has the community need, according to the thrift shop’s manager, Jean Warrick. “I almost could truly say that we have doubled the donations this winter, from the previous winter,” Warrick said. … Continue reading Receiving and giving

Soldotnans to vote on field house Tuesday

Originally published in the Peninsula Clarion Soldotna residents can place their vote Tuesday on whether or not the city should borrow $10 million in bonds for a new field house. Polls open at 7 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m. March 5, at Soldotna City Hall. Soldotna residents will vote either “Yes” or “No” … Continue reading Soldotnans to vote on field house Tuesday

Budget, taxes discussed at crowded town hall

Originally published in the Peninsula Clarion Hundreds of peninsula residents squeezed into the Kenai Peninsula Borough Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers to attend a town hall with Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Kenai/Soldotna, and Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski. Many residents spoke against the governor’s proposed cuts to education, while some residents supported the administration’s plan to reduce … Continue reading Budget, taxes discussed at crowded town hall